Contact the WCB Technical Support Team at 204-954-4803 in Winnipeg or toll free at 1-866-751-9245.
WCB's Online Clearance System is available to you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The WCB Technical Support Team is available to assist you from Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM (except on statutory holidays). System and support availability is subject to change.
No, letters of clearance are not required for firms that "supply material only".
No. As an employer, you are not allowed to deduct earnings from your deemed worker to offset your financial obligation to the WCB. For more information, refer to the Coverage for Contract Labour fact sheet.
No, you are only responsible to report the labour part of the contract on your Annual Payroll Form or your Quarterly Remittance Form.
If you are unable to locate the account number of the contractor you are searching for, it may be because they are not registered with the WCB or are not required to be registered with the WCB. In this case, you should verify whether or not the contractor is required to register with the WCB and if so, that they are in good standing - otherwise they could be deemed a worker of your business. For more information call Employer Services at 204-954-4505 or toll free in Canada at 1-855-954-4321.
Firms with the status of deemed/default do not have the appropriate coverage to work for general contractors and additionally, have not fully complied with the terms of the Workers Compensation Act. Once they have complied, they will return to the status of deemed worker.
Firms registered with the WCB who do not carry appropriate coverage to work for a general contractor will be considered deemed workers of the contractor hiring them. When you check the status of the firm through any of the Clearance Request Systems, the system will identify these types of firms for you.
General contractors or any firm hiring for the purposes of construction, transportation, logging, janitorial, oil and gas wells, tow trucks, etc. should get clearance information on their subcontractors before work commences and before any payment is made.