Ontario WSIB truth
In Ontario, you don't have to be WSIB covered if...
March 30, 2012 by Robert Koci
By Alexi Caldwell
Bill 119 WSIB (Ontario) NOT MANDATORY for Home Renovators in 2013
It’s important we get the message out and correct the misinformation generating about how everyone’s has to be in WSIB.
Here are the nuts and bolts and some great news to all the hard working self employed home renovators out there. WSIB is not going to be MANDATORY for you.
WHAT WSIB (Ontario) SAYS:
“However, mandatory insurance coverage and the registration requirement do not apply to these categories of persons if their only construction work is home renovation work performed in specified circumstances” exempt home renovation work.
Subsections (1) to (4) do not apply in respect of.
(a) Independent operators and sole proprietors who perform no construction work other than exempt home renovation work: and
(b) Partners in partnership and executive officers of corporations who perform construction work other than exempt home renovation work.
“Exempt home renovation work” means construction work that is performed,
(a) By an independent operator, sole proprietor, a partner in a partnership or executive officer of a corporation, and
(b) On an existing private residence that is occupied or to be occupied be the person who retains the independent operator, sole proprietor, partnership or corporation, or by a member of the person’s family;
We hope this information brings clarity on these upcoming changes?
Alec Caldwell (CARAHS Founder)
CARAHS (Canadian Association of Renovators And Home Services) is a non profit organization delivering education, information and benefits to those self employed in the home renovation and home service industry. www.carahs.org Toll free 1-866-366-2930