Legislation: Workers' Compensation Act

The Workers' Compensation Act (the “Act”) provides the legal framework for the administration of the WCB’s prevention, return to work, assessment, and compensation programs. The regulations made under the Act provide further guidance on the application of the requirements in the Act. Workers' compensation legislation is complemented by the Occupational Health and Safety Act and regulations which establish workplace health and safety standards and are administered by the Occupational Health and Safety Division of the Nova Scotia Department of Labour, Skills and Immigration.

Listed below are links to relevant legislation and regulations.

Workers' Compensation

Workers' Compensation Act (Consolidated to October 29, 2019)
Bill 204: amendments to Chapter 40 of the Act (in force October 30, 2019)
Workers' Compensation General Regulations (includes list of mandatory industries)
Chronic Pain Regulations
Firefighters' Compensation Regulations (2003)

Occupational Health and Safety

Occupational Health and Safety Act
Occupational Safety General Regulations