If you are hiring a contractor to do work for your business, it is your responsibility as an employer to make sure that the contractor has WCB coverage – either classified under their own business or under yours.
If you are hiring out-of-province workers to complete a job located in Manitoba, you need to make sure that they have WCB coverage.
You are responsible for ensuring coverage is in place for all your workers and contractors. If your contractors are not registered with the WCB, coverage becomes your responsibility.
Learn more about applying for WCB coverage for out-of-province workers.
Learn more about WCB coverage for contractors.
Trucking companies in Manitoba must provide WCB coverage for their workers. Trucking companies frequently operate across more than one province and on a contract basis, which means you must answer two important questions related to your status with the WCB of Manitoba:
Workers compensation coverage is available for everyone associated with a video production company. Production companies are required to purchase WCB coverage for all of their workers. You may also purchase coverage for entertainers (anyone who works in front of the camera) and independent contractors.
WCB coverage provides benefits for people who are hurt at work and protects you from lawsuits in the event of an injury.
If your business employs contract labour, you are responsible to make sure your contractors have workers compensation coverage, if needed.
Your contractors may have their own WCB coverage. If so, you must make sure they are in good standing with the WCB. Our online Clearances system allows you to look up contractors and request official confirmation of their WCB status.
You are required to provide workers compensation for farm and agricultural workers. Farm owners and their family members are not required to have WCB insurance; however, you can purchase optional coverage for yourself or family members who work on the farm.
The WCB provides coverage for many kinds of farms and agriculture businesses, including: