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Filing Documents with WCAT

You can file documents with WCAT by mail, courier, fax, or email.

MAIL

WCAT’s mailing address is:

150 – 4600 Jacombs Road
Richmond, BC V6V 3B1

  • Please keep a copy of everything you send to us.
  • You do not need to send the originals to us.

FAX

WCAT’s fax number is: (604) 664-7898

  • Please keep a copy of everything you send to us as well as the fax confirmation sheet.
  • You do not need to send printed copies of anything sent to us by fax.

EMAIL

Download a PDF version of this guide: WCAT eFiling Quick Reference

WCAT’s email address for submitting documents is: appeals@wcat.bc.ca

  • Use only this email address to send forms or submissions to WCAT.
  • Do not use this email address for general inquiries or other correspondence with WCAT.
  • Please keep a copy of everything you send to us by email.
  • You do not need to send printed copies of anything sent to us by email.
  • Please note, there is a maximum file size of 10MB (including attachments) for emails.
⚠ Warning
  • Email is not a secure medium. Any message or attachment you send by email could be intercepted and read by someone else, and you accept the risk of access to personal information by unauthorized persons during transmission.
  • WCAT accepts no responsibility for messages or attachments sent by email until they are received by WCAT.
  • You are responsible for the security of the information you are sending. You must assess its sensitivity and decide whether email is a secure enough method of communication.
  • Although WCAT will receive documents by email, our obligation under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act to protect the privacy of personal information means we cannot respond by email.
  • WCAT will send an automated response to your email indicating that it has been received; however, WCAT will not send any further communications by email.
  • Forms must be sent as attachments.
  • Forms requiring signature have a check box, which is the equivalent of a signature when checked.
  • If you are sending the form by email, the box must be checked.
  • You do not need to send printed copies of documents submitted as attachments to an email.

WHAT YOU CAN FILE BY EMAIL

Attachments

  • Do not include links to websites. WCAT will not open links, and will not consider linked information.
  • Attachments must be in Adobe Acrobat PDF (.pdf) format.
  • You do not need to send printed copies of documents submitted as attachments to an email.

Content

When you email WCAT the subject line of your email must contain:
  • The WCAT appeal number (if it exists)
  • In the case of appeals, the name of the person appealing (the appellant)
  • In the case of an application for a Section 257 Determination, the name of the applicant (plaintiff or defendant)
Your message should also contain the name and telephone number of the sender.

What WCAT will do with your email

  • WCAT will treat emails and attachments in the same way as documents received in other ways.
  • Other than an automated reply confirming receipt, WCAT will not respond by email.

WCAT accepts forms and documents by email as a convenience. WCAT reserves the right to refuse to receive forms and documents by email from individuals who abuse the facility by sending emails that are excessively lengthy, repetitive, contain material that contravenes WCAT’s Code of Conduct for Parties or Representatives, or is determined to have computer viruses or other forms of malware.

Workers' Compensation Appeal Tribunal. 150-4600 Jacombs Road, Richmond BC V6V 3B1 * All rights reserved.
Tel. (604) 664-7800 * Toll Free within BC 1 (800) 663-2782 * Fax (604) 664-7898
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