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The CCSA wants to ensure its members are always up-to-date on what is happening in the continuing care and senior supportive living industries.
 

The deadline to file your WCB-Alberta Annual Return is Feb. 28, 2019

December 5, 2018
WCB Alberta

Are you an employer with workers? If so, you’re required to fill out an annual return reporting your workers’ assessable earnings paid in the last year along with what earnings you expect to pay in the upcoming year. This is important information to ensure you’re paying the correct premium amount.

The deadline to file your annual return is February 28, 2019. Filing your return online is quick and easy. Built-in calculations, error checking, and simple navigation makes the process easier than ever. All you need is your PIN letter containing your account number and password which will be mailed out starting at the end of December.

Need help filling out your return? Check out the online demo located in the Insurance and premiums>Annual returns section of the WCB website at wcb.ab.ca.

New office to improve supports for injured workers

November 28, 2018
Alberta Government Announcement

As a result of the workers’ compensation system review, An Act to Protect the Health and Well-being of Working Albertans established an independent Fair Practices Office to:

  • Help workers and employers navigate the system.
  • Assist and advocate for workers and certain employers through the review and appeals process.
  • Be a place for people to raise concerns.
  • Monitor trends in the workers’ compensation system to ensure that it is working efficiently and effectively.

Read more...

Foreign caregivers want major reforms to improve conditions, streamline residency

November 27, 2018
CBC News - Lucas Powers

A national coalition of advocacy groups wants major reforms to Canada's foreign caregiver program in hopes of improving working conditions and offering a more reliable path to permanent residency. 

A new report published on Sunday features personal stories of hundreds of care workers who have struggled with family separation, difficult, and at times, abusive work environments and a complex bureaucracy. 

Read more about the coalition's requests from CBC...

Slave Lake - Bill 30 Presentation by WCB

November 15, 2018

Attention all members in or around Slave Lake!  WCB will be providing a Bill 30 presentation from 6-8 pm in Slave Lake on Nov 22 (next Thursday), at the Slave Lake Inn & Conference Centre.

Learn about the legislative changes from Bill 30 that take effect throughout 2018. Understand your responsibilities regarding the new legislation on obligation to reinstate injured workers and continuing coverage under your health benefit plan.

Registration is through the Slave Lake & District Chamber of Commerce at town@slavelake.ca