Workers Compensation Board of Prince Edward Island

Farming


In 2012, a Legislative Review Advisory Committee was appointed to review the Workers Compensation Act. One of the recommendations from the report advised the Workers Compensation Board and Government to consult with the farming industry to discuss the inclusion of farming under the workers compensation system.

The Board took the following 18 months to consult with the farming industry to discuss the transition from optional to mandatory coverage under the Workers Compensation Act. The panel held consultations across the province with vital stakeholder groups.

Mandatory coverage for farmers under the Workers Compensation Act will come into effect January 1, 2017.

Given the decision has been made to move forward with the transition to mandatory coverage , the WCB has created the following section to provide information around WCB coverage to answer common questions that employers and workers in the farming industry might have during the transition.

WCB representatives will be available at Access PEI centres across the province to answer questions and to help farm employers register their business for WCB coverage. View the full schedule here.