Nova Scotia places middle-of-the-pack in first-ever WCB comparative study
Groundbreaking research from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) reveals that workers' compensation boards in Canada are doing a poor job in meeting the overall needs of small business, including Nova Scotia.
There were some highlights for Nova Scotia, including coverage and how claims are managed. However, Nova Scotia rated poorly in customer service and in long-term fiscal sustainability due to its significant under-funded position. The latter is extremely concerning because our province already has the second highest rates in the country - impacting the cost of running a business.
Small businesses are very concerned with workplace safety and understand they need to do all they can to prevent workplace injury. They also understand that employers fully fund the WCB system, so they want assurances that there is an accountable, transparent and cost-effective system in place for dealing with workplace injury.