WCB Coverage

Workers compensation insurance protects you and your employees in the event of a workplace injury or illness. Workers compensation coverage includes:

  • Wages while your worker recovers
  • Extended healthcare benefits
  • Return to work planning and assistance
  • Protection from lawsuits related to workplace injuries

Most businesses in Manitoba that employ workers are required to register for workers compensation coverage. The WCB covers 76 per cent of the Manitoba workforce.

Businesses that are not required to have WCB coverage can apply for optional coverage.  Optional coverage is available at competitive rates and enhances the benefit package you provide to your workers.

Business owners and self-employed people also can apply for personal coverage.

To apply for WCB coverage, complete our Online Employer Registration.  Our Assessment Services Department will contact you within two business days to discuss your eligibility for mandatory, optional or personal coverage.

For more information about coverage, call us at 204-954-4505 or toll free in Canada 1-855-954-4321, extension 4505. We’re here to help.


General Coverage Information


Personal Coverage


Coverage for the Trucking Industry


Appealing an Assessment Decision


Related Policies and Guidelines