Are you on this list?

If your industry appears below, your WCB premiums rose by double-digits year-over-year:

Oilfield services: +19%
Industrial/commercial const: +16%
Sawmills/Timber: +29%
Cleaning services: +27%
Trucking: +10%
Municipal gov’t, edu, health services: +11%
Rec vehicles sales/service: +18%
Drywall contractors: +11%
Grain/seed handling: +18%
Mechanical contractors: +15%
Oilsands producers: +10%
Flooring/tile: +19%
Eng/architects:: +15%
Flour/feed mills: +15%
Meat/poultry: +12%
Heavy equip sales/service: +13%

This list is far from exhaustive, yet it offers some perspective on the trajectory of WCB premiums. And COVID-19 will only amplify this trend. For advice on how to stem the bleeding and attain maximal discounts, feel free to drop us a line.


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Ben Barfett, Principal and Consultant, has spent his life in the construction sector, specifically heavy civil, enviro, commercial, and energy. Having held senior roles in business development, technical advisory, and regional management, he earned his stripes in the field and in head office. Conscious of the interplay between commercial, legal, and execution aspects of construction, his business insights are informed by expertise in WCB policy and enhanced with disability-specific training. 

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