Effective date: February 1, 2021
Application: Applies to all industries covered by the Act on or after the effective date.
Policy subject: Employer coverage and registration
To provide general information and guidelines for employer registration and coverage.
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.
Contract of service, also referred to as an employer-employee relationship, is where an individual is hired by a business or individual on a full-time, part-time, or casual basis in return for wages or a salary.
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.
Employer means any person, association or body that hires one or more workers on a full-time, part-time, casual, seasonal or contract basis.
Principal means any person, association or body that hires a contractor. Principals are considered employers.
Worker is a person who has entered into a contract of or for service, written or oral, expressed or implied, and includes:
Cancellation of Coverage
The Workers’ Compensation Act, 2013
Sections 3(1), 8, 20(2), 122, 131, 164
The Workers’ Compensation General Regulations, 1985
Sections 3, 14, 17, 18
The Workers’ Compensation Miscellaneous Regulations
(1) POL 11/2011, Employer Coverage and Registration (effective November 1, 2011 to January 31, 2021).
(2) POL 34/1977, Coverage – Taxi Cabs (effective January 1, 1978 to January 31, 2021).
(3) January 1, 2014. References updated in accordance with The Workers’ Compensation Act, 2013 (Bill 58).
(4) Board Order 9/86, Non-Employers (effective February, 14 1986 to February 1, 2000).
(5) Board Order 56/80, Non-Reporting Subcontractors (effective July 7, 1980 to February 1, 2000).
POL 09/2011 Failure to Register a Business
POL 24/2010 Assessable Earnings
POL 07/2004 Assessable Labour Portion of Contracts
POL 14/2020 Coverage – Contracts Involving Equipment
POL 14/2014 Coverage – Directors
POL 07/2005 Coverage – First Responders
POL 03/2014 Coverage – Personal
POL 06/2022 Coverage – Students in Work-Based Learning Assignments
PRO 06/2022 Coverage – Students in Work-Based Learning Assignments
POL 21/2014 Coverage – Voluntary
POL 04/2006 Coverage – Volunteer Firefighters
POL 08/1999 Coverage Within Saskatchewan – Out of Province Employers
PRO 08/1999 Coverage Within Saskatchewan – Out of Province Employers
POL 02/2019 Decision Making
PRO 02/2019 Decision Making
POL 22/2014 Employer Accounts – Clearances and Letters of Good Standing
PRO 22/2014 Employer Accounts – Clearances and Letters of Good Standing
POL 03/2018 Employer Audits
POL 09/2021 Employer Premium Payments
POL 13/2020 Independent Worker Coverage
PRO 13/2020 Independent Worker Coverage
POL 15/2021 Maximum Assessable Wage Rate
POL 07/2011 Minimum Annual Assessment
POL 03/2019 Under and Overestimating Payroll – Penalties and Credits
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