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WCB for Alberta Farmers

Monday, January 18, 2016

Farmers who need to apply for WCB have until April 30, 2016 to do so.

Any farm or ranch with waged workers who are not business owners or family members of business owners now have to require WCB account. So waged workers are employees only, the farmer doesn’t have to obtain WCB for those who are hired as “custom workers”.

Industry Description

2016 Rate 

(per $100 of insurable earnings)

Agri-tourism farms, greenhouses/market gardens, mushroom producers/bait farms

$1.70

Apiaries, fishing/fish or fur farms, goat/sheep producers, hog producers, poultry/egg producers

$1.75

Forage & peat moss processing, hay/grain/crop farming, harvesting/baling-custom

$2.25

Beef producers, dairy farms, elk/bison producers, feed lots, livestock auctions/stockyards, llama/alpaca producers, riding academies/horse stables$2.97

The number to call with any questions is 1-866-922-9221 or email at employer.account.services@wcb.ab.ca.

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