"Re: WSIB I have to pay for our bookkeeping staff at the rate for carpenters: 9.10%"
Richart, a contractor in Ontario, explains how he has to pay three different rates of WSIB, including paying for his papercut-liable bookkeeper as if they were framing houses
January 9, 2015 by Steve Payne
We asked contractors to post their Workers Comp rates, across the country (where applicable), and got this interesting answer from Richart, a contractor in Ontario.
When we submit our monthly WSIB form we have to calculate how much in wages we have paid in three categories. Because we are a renovation company that does multiple tasks, we have to submit as such. We have a clean record, no accidents, for approximately 10 years. Our rates for carpentry work is 9.10%, rate for siding work is 10.25%, and roofing is at 14.80%. I have asked to put our bookkeeping staff at a lower rate as an accountant would pay but WSIB rejected that and said that I have to claim them for a minimum carpentry rate as we are a renovation company. Funny how they want us to separate for the guys in the field but not the office staff.