Register a Business

The WSCC requires all employers as identified under S. 8 of the Workers’ Compensation Act who employ one or more workers under a contract of services to register within 10 business days.

The only exemption to S.8 has been included in Policy 02.06 Account Registration where the WSCC identifies that a Temporary Employer cannot register with the WSCC.

An employer is defined as temporary if all three criteria are met:

  • The employer is based outside of the Northwest Territories or Nunavut;
  • The employer’s workers normally reside and work outside the Northwest Territories or Nunavut; and
  • The employer carries on business in the Northwest Territories and/or Nunavut for 10 or less calendar days per year.

Registering and paying assessments to the WSCC protects your company against lawsuits from injured workers. If a worker is injured or contracts an occupational disease while on the job, the WSCC covers the worker’s medical and wage-loss costs.

The WSCC offers an online service for you to register your business. Once you submit your application, you should hear from the WSCC within three business days. You can also review or check the status of your existing registration request.