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Who needs coverage in Construction Industry?  

Bill 119 Mandatory Coverage applies to almost everyone in the construction industry, and it means different things to different people.
If you’re not sure what you need to do, or how you’re defined under Bill 119, use this tool to find out  How Bill 119 Mandatory Coverage affects you.



What is a WSIB Clearance Number?

Almost everyone in the construction industry needs a clearance number.

A clearance number is a certificate that the WSIB provides for free. It proves that a business/contractor is registered with the WSIB and that their account is in good standing.

For an account to be in good standing, the contractor must meet these requirements:

  • Has an open account with the WSIB and has provided all registration information and required documents.
  • Is classified in the appropriate classification unit(s).
  • Has reported to the WSIB all required premium amounts and filed all required Premium Remittance and Reconciliation forms.
  • Has paid all premiums and other amounts owing.

A clearance number is valid for up to 90 days from the date of issue. You need to make sure that there is a valid clearance number in place for the full length of the work you’re doing. If the work being done lasts longer than the period the clearance number  is valid for, the clearance number can be renewed, as long as the account is still in good standing.


Learn more: 

Members have access to 1/2 hour free consultation with Shelia Zsoldos.


**The WSIB uses the terms mandatory coverage and compulsory coverage interchangeably. Both terms have the same meaning - coverage is required as legislated.

Make sure you know about and understand the law and policies that expand mandatory coverage in construction so you can benefit from the changes and meet your obligations.


Have questions?   

Call the WSIB - Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Toronto: 416-344-1000  Toll Free: 1-800-387-0750

Choose your language, then select option "2" to connect with the Employer Service Centre.

Or, email us to sign up for an information session near you.


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