2020 Surplus Distribution FAQ

The Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba (WCB) maintains a reserve fund to protect employers and workers while ensuring a stable workers compensation system. This reserve fund is currently higher than the target set in our funding policy. As a result, in May of 2020, we are distributing surplus funds to employers, whose premiums fund the workers compensation system.

Fair Practices

Fair Practices Office

The Fair Practices Office is an independent office within the workers' compensation system in Manitoba.

The Office acts as an ombudsman for injured workers, their dependents, and employers with the goal of helping them resolve issues they may have with the Workers Compensation Board (WCB), and in doing so, help the WCB improve its quality of service.

The Fair Practices Office has three main purposes:

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