"Re: WSIB I have to pay for our bookkeeping staff at the rate for carpenters: 9.10%"Canadian Contractor
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
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.