What we do
Learn about the WCB’s role when a workplace injury happens and the WCB’s True North statements. View corporate plans and annual reports.
The Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) operates like an insurance company. We provide guaranteed benefits and programs to injured workers in industries covered by The Workers’ Compensation Act, 2013 (the Act) and we protect registered employers from lawsuits when a workplace injury happens.
Our costs are funded entirely by premiums paid by Saskatchewan employers in covered industries. Contributing factors to employers’ premium rates include claims costs and payroll. Learn more about premium rates and how they’re set. Any injured worker in an industry covered by the Act can submit a claim for benefits and programs. Any employer in an industry covered by the Act must register with the WCB and pay invoiced premiums.
The WCB’s vision is to eliminate injuries and restore abilities. This is the fundamental driver of all that we do on behalf of our customers – the workers and employers of the province. That’s why we are leaders in promoting workplace safety and injury prevention.
- Mission: Zero is our call to action. Workplaces that take up the call join workers and employers across Saskatchewan who have targeted zero injuries, zero fatalities, and zero suffering.
- WorkSafe Saskatchewan is our partnership with the Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety. Working with the Ministry, we have developed a joint injury prevention strategy for our province.
- We are a founding partner in Safe Saskatchewan, a provincial coalition that intends to reduce the number and impact of unintentional injuries in our province. The Health and Safety Leadership Charter is a core strategy for Safe Saskatchewan. Through the Charter, businesses take up Mission: Zero’s call to action. Over 600 Saskatchewan businesses have signed the Charter since it was introduced in 2010.
- Visit WorkSafe Saskatchewan’s website at www.worksafesask.ca for resources and training on injury prevention.