WCAT is an appeal tribunal located in Richmond, British Columbia. WCAT is the final level of appeal in the workers' compensation system of British Columbia and is independent of WorkSafeBC.
WCAT hears appeals from most Review Division decisions. The Review Division provides the first level review for most WorkSafeBC decisions concerning compensation, vocational rehabilitation, assessments and occupational health and safety (prevention). Some Review Division decisions are not appealable to WCAT.
WCAT also hears appeals directly from WorkSafeBC decisions concerning discriminatory action complaints and applications to reopen claims. WCAT also provides certificates to the court concerning the status of parties to legal actions.