Workers' Compensation Safety Board of Nova Scotia

Obtaining a Clearance Letter

If you choose to use any of the above methods, the WCB can provide a Clearance Letter for your company, within 24 to 48 hours, during regular business hours.

The quickest way to obtain a clearance letter is through MyAccount, but these other avenues are also available.

To obtain a Clearance Letter from an employer who has Special Protection visit MyAccount.

MyAccount

The quickest and easiest way to obtain a Clearance Letter is through MyAccount - our convenient, 24/7 online account access for employers like you including up-to-the-minute tracking of claims and prevention information. 

Added advantages of using MyAccount include having the system monitor the status of your contractors, and the convenience of automated e-mails if the status of one of those contractors changes. 

To register for MyAccount visit MyAccount with your most recent Statement of Account on hand and follow the instructions otherwise obtain it from the contractor directly.

Nova Scotia's online service for business

The Nova Scotia Business Registry is currently upgrading their systems. If you require a Clearance Letter, please contact us at 1-877-211-9267. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

You cannot obtain a Clearance Letter online through Nova Scotia's online service for business for special protection, sole proprietorships or partnership accounts – these can be obtained through MyAccount.

Email/Fax

You can request a Clearance Letter directly from the WCB at the following:
Email: clearance@wcb.gov.ns.ca 

Phone: 902 491 8324 or Toll Free: 1 877 211 9267

  • Press 2 for Employer
    Press 3 for Clearance Letter (Have your Business Number and 2-digit Division Number ready)
     

You can also send your request through Fax: 902 491 8326

Note: If you choose to use any of the above methods, the WCB can provide a Clearance Letter for your company, within 24 to 48 hours, during regular business hours.