Optional Coverage for Municipal or First Nations Officials

Optional Coverage for Municipal or First Nations Officials

Effective Dates

December 31, 2006 - June 30, 2008

Policy Code


General Information

The Act may be extended to provide the protection and benefits of the workers' compensation system for certain persons who are not automatically workers under the Act. This is done upon the board's acceptance of an employer's application for optional coverage.

Once granted, optional coverage is then extended:

(i) to the employer and to the worker for immunity from civil suits resulting from workplace disabilities; and,

(ii) to the worker for the comprehensive benefits provided by the workers' compensation system as established by the Act and relevant policies.


The objective of this policy is to establish the conditions of optional coverage that will be in effect for an elected official of a municipal council or an elected or appointed official of a First Nation, deemed as their workers under this policy.

Roles and Responsibilities


Optional Coverage

September 30, 1995 - May 15, 2006 | AS-18 | Assessments

The Workers' Compensation Act provides compensation coverage to a "worker", however, not all persons are considered "workers" under the A. Upon application to, and acceptance by the board, an eligible person is "deemed" to be a worker and coverage under

Optional Coverage

January 1, 1993 - August 28, 1995 | AS-18 | Assessments

Payment of Assessments

May 8, 2005 - June 30, 2008 | AS-20 | Assessments

Loss of Earnings Benefits

February 26, 2002 - June 30, 2008 | CL-35 | Claims


November 9, 1993 - June 30, 2008 | CL-40 | Claims

Arising Out Of and In The Course of Employment

September 30, 2007 - June 30, 2008 | CL-42 | Claims

Definition of a Worker

January 25, 1995 - June 30, 2008 | GC-08 | General and Corporate