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New Member! WSIB Question

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by JD7230, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. JD7230

    JD7230 Junior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 2

    Hi all,

    Most of the year I am a full time farmer, and I've been plowing snow for over 10 years each winter. I've just gone into my 2nd year sub-contracting. I do all of the work myself, I do have a friend who can drive my 2nd tractor and act as a back up if needed.

    My contract holder would like my WSIB information. I don't have a WSIB account yet because I haven't had any employees. I contacted WSIB and they said to register online and start paying my premiums for each employee to obtain my clearance certificate. Why do I need a WSIB account and pay premiums if I don't have any employees? My contract holder knows this...but I would like to hear from you guys before I go to him with my concerns, since I'm so new at this.

    Thanks in advance,

  2. goel

    goel PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,079

    Ok, Canadian only question.

    Sounds like you need an Independant Operator Status. Call up WSIB and tell them you do not have any employee's, they will direct you to a form to fill out, which you will then have to have your "contract holder" sign also.

    Send the form in, they review and grant you independant operator status. It's a 1 time thing, updates (ie WSIB forms are only good for 60 days for companies with employee's) are not needed - unless your status changes - ie you hire employee's.

    Now, the "second friend" working for you would change your status from an independant operator to an employer.
  3. JD7230

    JD7230 Junior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 2

    Thanks so much for the reply goel! Much appreciated, will look into that then asap!