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Workers' Compensation Boards in Canada


Below is some contact information for agencies across Canada that are responsible for workers' compensation in the federal, provincial and territorial jurisdictions. Check the "Blue Pages" or other government telephone directory listings in your locality to find the telephone number of the office closest to you.

There is also the Association of WCBs of Canada (AWCBC). Among other activities, the AWCBC coordinates the National Work Injuries Statistics Program and provides statistical data from 1993 on the Number of Accepted Time Loss Injuries and Diseases and the Number of Fatalities for each Canadian jurisdiction.

Federal Workers' Compensation Service

Federal Workers' Compensation Service (FWCS)
Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) [previously HRDCC]
Ottawa, ON, K1A 0J2

Workers' Compensation

Employment and Social Development Centre

Labour Program Offices


Workers' Compensation Board of Alberta
9912 - 107 Street
PO Box 2415
Edmonton, AB T5J 2S5
Telephone: (780) 498-3999 or (403) 517-6000 (Calgary)
Toll-Free: 1-866-922-9221 (Alberta) 1-800-661-9608 (Canada)
Fax: (780) 427-5863 (Edmonton) or (403) 517-6201 (Calgary)

British Columbia

WorkSafeBC (Workers' Compensation Board of British Columbia)
6951 Westminster Highway
Richmond, BC V7C 1C6

Claims Call Centre
Telephone: (604) 231-8888 or Toll-Free: 1-888-967-5377

Prevention Information Line
Telephone: (604) 276-3100 or Toll-Free: 1-888-621-SAFE (7233)

Emergency and Accident Reporting
Telephone: (604) 273-7711 or Toll-Free: 1-888-621-SAFE (7233)


Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba
333 Broadway Street
Winnipeg, MB R3C 4W3
Telephone: (204) 954-4321 or Toll-Free: 1-800-362-3340
Fax: (204) 954-4999

New Brunswick

1 Portland Street
PO Box 160
Saint John, NB E2L 3X9
Telephone: (506) 632-2200 or Toll-Free: 1-800-999-9775
Fax: (506) 632-6972

Newfoundland and Labrador

146 - 148 Forest Road
PO Box 9000
St John's, NL A1A 3B8
Telephone: (709) 778-1000 or Toll-Free: 1-800-563-9000
Fax: (709) 738-1714

Northwest Territories and Nunavut

Workers' Compensation Board of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut
5022 49th Street 5th Floor
Centre Square Tower P O Box 8888
Yellowknife, NT X1A 2R3
Telephone: (867) 920-3888 or Toll-Free: 1-800-661-0792
Fax: (867) 873-4596


Telephone: (867) 979-8500 or Toll-Free: 1-877-404-4407


Telephone (Industrial Safety) (867) 678-2311

Nova Scotia

Workers' Compensation Board of Nova Scotia
5668 South Street
PO Box 1150
Halifax, NS B3J 2Y2
Telephone: (902) 491-8999 or Toll-Free: 1-800-870-3331 (mainland NS); 1-800-880-0003 (Sydney)
Fax: (902) 491-8002


Workplace Safety and Insurance Board
200 Front Street West
Toronto, ON M5V 3J1
Telephone: (416) 344-1000 or Toll-Free: 1-800-387-0750
Fax: (416) 344-4684

Prince Edward Island

Workers' Compensation Board of Prince Edward Island
14 Weymouth Street
PO Box 757
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7L7
Telephone: (902) 368-5680 or Toll-Free: 1-800-237-5049 (in Atlantic Canada)
Fax: (902) 368-5705


Commission des normes, de l'équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST)
[Administrative Head Office]
524, rue Bourdages
Québec, QC G1K 7E2
Telephone: 1-844-838-0808
Regional Offices: http://www.cnesst.gouv.qc.ca/nous-joindre/pages/nous-joindre.aspx#bureau_regionaux


Saskatchewan Workers' Compensation Board
Head Office
200-1881 Scarth Street
Regina, SK S4P 4L1

Saskatoon Office
115 - 24th Street East
Saskatoon, SK S7K 1L5

Telephone: (306) 787-4370 or Toll-Free: 1-800-667-7590
Fax: (306) 787-4311 or Toll-Free: 1-888-844-7773


Yukon Workers' Compensation, Health and Safety Board
401 Strickland Street
Whitehorse, YK Y1A 5N8
Telephone: (867) 667-5645 or Toll-free: 1-800-661-0443
Fax: (867) 393-6279

Association of WCBs of Canada

40 University Avenue, Suite 1007
Toronto, ON M5J 1T1
Telephone: (416) 581-8875 or Toll-Free: 1-855-282-9222
Fax: (416) 581-1635
E-mail: contact@awcbc.org

Document last updated on November 30, 2021

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