Effective date: February 1, 2021
Application: Applies to all contracts that involve equipment.
Policy subject: Employer coverage and registration
To establish coverage when an equipment owner enters into a contract requiring equipment.
Contract for service, also referred to as a principal-contractor relationship, is where a business or individual provides labour services, which may involve the use of equipment, to another business or individual on a contract basis in return for a monetary amount.
Contractor or subcontractor means a business or individual hired under a contract for service by another business or individual and can be present in all industries.
Equipment refers to hired equipment, implement or apparatus used to fulfill the terms of a labour contract.
Owner-operator means a person who owns/leases and operates equipment used to provide services under contract to a business or another individual.
Principal means any person, association or body that hires a contractor. Principals are considered employers.
(1) POL & PRO 02/2011, Coverage – Contracts Involving Equipment (effective February 1, 2011 to January 31, 2021).
(2) POL 08/2011, Coverage – Trucking, Leased Operators (effective January 1, 2012 to January 31, 2021).
(3) January 1, 2014. Policies and procedures amended in accordance with The Workers’ Compensation Act, 2013 (Bill 58).
(4) POL 01/87, Coverage, Owner Operators (effective January 5, 1987 to February 1, 2011).
POL 12/2020 Employer Coverage and Registration
PRO 07/2004 Assessable Labour Portion of Contracts
POL 14/2014 Coverage – Directors
POL 03/2014 Coverage – Personal
POL 13/2020 Independent Worker Coverage
PRO 13/2020 Independent Worker Coverage
POL 08/2020 Maximum Assessable Wage Rate – 2021
POL 07/2011 Minimum Annual Assessment
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