In June 2019, powered by an updated MyAccount employer portal, our clearance process will move from paper to online. Here’s what it means:
Today: Employers who work for other companies (contractors working for principals) ask for a paper or PDF clearance letter, which they supply to principals to show they have WCB coverage and are in good standing.
In June 2019: Principals will search on MyAccount directly, where WCB-covered contractors will be listed. The paper clearance letter will no longer be used.
What do employers need to do?
If you’re hiring a contractor and want to check coverage, ensure that you’re registered for MyAccount. That’s where you will check their clearance status, and also where you’ll report contractors you hire.
If you want to demonstrate that you’re covered, it’s even easier. If your WCB account is in good standing, there’s nothing you need to do. Just tell the principal that your clearance status can be checked on MyAccount.
How can I check the coverage of a contractor if I don’t have MyAccount?
MyAccount is easy to use and we encourage all employers to sign up. If you are unable to sign up and are hiring a contractor, please call us at 1-800-870-3331. One of our representatives will tell you if the contractor is covered and add the details of the contractor hire to your account.
The new MyAccount will mean some exciting changes for employers. If you’re a MyAccount user, you’ll receive an email to re-register your account once we’re live. And if you’re not, it’s time to register. Visit my-account.ns.ca
to register today.