Workers Compensation Board of Prince Edward Island

Registration

How Do I Register?

As an employer in PEI, you are responsible to contribute to the Island's compensation system through premiums based on your assessment rate and the size of your payroll.

It is important that you register with WCB and renew your registration every year if the following applies to you:
  • You are an employer operating in PEI.
  • You employ one or more regular, part time or contractual workers.
  • You are in an industry covered under the Workers Compensation Act.
Once registered, please contact us to report any changes.

For your convenience, you can access your account information electronically through the WCB's Online Services.

New Registration

New employers are required to register with WCB before the start of operations.

The WCB offers employers the convenience and security of registering electronically with our Online Services. Simply click on the Employer Registration Form link in Online Services section of the WCB website and submit your firm's information.

You may also register by completing an Employer Registration Form and submitting it by mail, drop off or fax to:
WCB Employer Services
Workers Compensation Board of PEI
PO Box 757
14 Weymouth St
Charlottetown PE C1A 7L7
Fax: 902-368-5705
If you have any questions about the registration process, please contact us.

Please note that employers who fail to register with WCB may receive an arbitrary assessment plus penalties for filing late. You may also have to reimburse the WCB for the full cost of compensation for any claims filed prior to registration.
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Employer Registration Renewal

Each year, by February 28, you must renew your registration with WCB. You do so by reporting your actual payroll for the previous year and an estimated payroll for the current year.

We will send you a renewal package each January as a reminder. When renewing your registration, please keep in mind the following:
  • Report your payroll using the calendar year January 1 to December 31 and maximum assessable earnings ($52,100 for 2015; $52,200 for 2016).
  • Your premiums are based on your estimated payroll for the current year with adjustments made based on your actual payroll for the previous year. If your actual payroll is more than 25% higher than your estimated payroll you may receive an underestimating penalty. Penalties can be avoided by:
    • Reviewing your annual payroll estimate regularly, and submitting a revised estimate prior to November 1st.
    • Joining the Monthly Assessment Payment Option where you pay premiums each month that are based on actual payroll only.
  • There are two options to submit an employer registration renewal:
    1. You may renew your registration electronically using the Employer Registration Renewal service in WCB Online Services, or
    2. You may complete the Employer Registration Renewal Form included in your renewal package and return the completed form by mail, by fax or in person, to:
WCB Employer Services
Workers Compensation Board of PEI
PO Box 757
14 Weymouth St
Charlottetown PE C1A 7L7
Fax: 902-368-5705
Please note that late filing may result in arbitrary assessment and penalties.
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More information about registration and renewal is available in the WCB Information for Employers booklet and in the WCB employer services policies.

If you need assistance with your registration, or to obtain a copy of a form or publication, please contact us. Our Employer Services staff are available to help.