WSIB process simplified for Ontario businesses

Monday, September 09, 2019

Online clearance services streamlined at Workplace Safety and Insurance Board

Woman sitting at desk using laptopStarting September 2019, instead of having a specific clearance for each business a contractor works with, one clearance will be automatically created for each contractor that is up to date with their premium reporting and payments.

A contractor is any business that is hired by another business to do work for them, so could apply to any sector.

A clearance is a unique number issued by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) that shows a business, contractor or subcontractor is registered and up to date, including keeping current with premium payment and reporting. 

What’s new

  • Contractor has one clearance number for all contracts
  • Only the name of the contractor will appear on the clearance certificate
  • Businesses have to meet the same compliance criteria to be eligible for a clearance – so the organizations hiring them will have the same confidence in their WSIB coverage
  • Easier online experience getting clearances

Clearance validity extended

To help make this change smoother, clearances expired August 19 will be valid until November 19, 2019.

For more information about clearances, see


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