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Industry Premium Rates – 2021
Document number
POL 11/2020

Effective date: January 1, 2021

Application: Applies to all industries listed below.

Policy subject: Rate setting, classification, and experience

Purpose:

To establish the 2020 industry premium rates.

BACKGROUND

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  1. The Workers’ Compensation Act, 2013 (the “Act”) authorizes the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) to collect an assessment on employers in each industry an amount based on any percentage of the employers’ payrolls or on any other rate, or an amount specified by the WCB, that is sufficient to pay (Section 134(1)):
    1. The compensation with respect to injuries to workers in the businesses within the class.
    2. The expenses of the administration of the Act; and
    3. The cost of the administration of the occupational health and safety program for that year.
  2. In October 2020, provisional premium rates were established and discussed with employer representatives and members of trade and safety associations. Taking into consideration the feedback received from these meetings and written submissions, the WCB Board Members approved the 2021 premium rates

POLICY

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  1. Industry premium rates are set annually using WCB’s rate setting model (POL 13/2017, Rate Setting). These rates, applied to all employers within a rate code, are expressed as a dollar amount for every $100 of assessable payroll.
  2. The WCB hereby directs the 2021 industry premium rates:

Rate Code

Rate Code Description

2021

Premium Rate

A11

Light Agricultural Operations

2.44

A21

Farming and Ranching

1.52

A31

Grain Elevators and Inland Terminals

0.62

B11

Construction Trades

1.65

B12

Residential Construction

2.54

B13

Commercial, Industrial Construction

1.83

C12

Light Commodity Marketing

0.62

C32

Grocery, Department Store, Hardware

1.03

C33

Wholesale, Chain Stores

1.53

C41

Co-operative Associations

1.12

C51

Lumber Yards, Builders Supplies

1.78

C61

Automotive and Implement Sales and Service

1.00

C62

Automotive Service Shops, Towing

1.49

D32

Operation of Oilwells

0.45

D41

Oilwell Servicing

1.31

D51

Service Rigs and Water Well Drilling

1.44

D52

Drilling

1.44

D71

Open Pit Mining

0.87

D72

Underground Softrock Mining

0.66

D73

Underground Hardrock Mining

0.76

G11

Post Secondary Education

0.36

G12

Elementary and Secondary Education

1.23

G22

Health Authority, Hospitals and Care Homes

1.64

G31

Cities, Towns, Villages and Rural Municipalities

1.36

G51

Government of Saskatchewan and Ministries

1.16

M31

Manufacturing, Pipeline Operations

0.47

M33

Refineries and Upgrader

0.66

M41

Dairy Products, Soft Drinks

2.19

M42

Bakeries, Food Preparation and Packaging

1.34

M62

Mills, Semi-Medium Manufacturing

1.82

M72

Processing Meat, Poultry and Fish

1.93

M81

Metal Foundries and Mills

1.62

M91

Agricultural Equipment

1.34

M92

Machine Shops, Manufacturing

1.42

M94

Iron and Steel Fabrication

1.80

R11

Road Construction and Earthwork

1.62

S11

Legal Offices, Financial, Drafting

0.17

S12

Offices, Professionals

0.29

S14

Unions (per delegate)

6.00

S21

Community and Social Services

1.18

S22

Restaurants, Catering, Dry Cleaning

0.89

S23

Hotels, Motels, Taxis

1.68

S32

Personal, Business and Leisure Services

1.22

S33

Caretaking, Park Authorities

1.31

S41

Engineering, Testing and Surveying

0.37

T42

Transportation, Courier, Commercial Bus

3.03

T51

Operation of Railways

1.03

T61

Commercial Air Transportation

0.87

U11

Telecommunications

0.43

U31

Electric Systems

0.48

 

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Legislative Authority

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Document History

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(1)    POL 13/2019, Industry Premium Rates – 2020 (effective January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020).
(2)    POL 06/2018, Industry Premium Rates – 2019 (effective January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019).
(3)    POL 17/2017, Industry Premium Rates – 2018 (effective January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018).
(4)    POL 26/2016, Classification of Industries – 2017 Premium Rates (effective January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016).

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