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Territorial Acknowledgement

“The Workers Compensation Appeal Tribunal serves communities throughout British Columbia. Our office is located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking Musqueam people. We acknowledge our traditional hosts and honour their welcome and graciousness toward our work and the people we serve.”

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Response to COVID-19 learn more

WCAT will be opening the office to the public on Monday, July 6, 2020 with physical distancing measures in place.

WCAT COVID-19 Safety Plan

WCAT has continued to operate during the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. WCAT has introduced new and enhanced measures to improve personal safety and prevent any risk of exposure to COVID-19. View WCAT’s COVID-19 Safety Plan.

Oral hearings

As of June 1, 2020, WCAT oral hearings will proceed by way of videoconference. If your hearing cannot proceed by videoconference, it may proceed by teleconference or in person.

We appreciate the flexibility and willingness of all parties who are making adjustments so that their hearing can proceed.

Find out more about oral hearings

Get set up for a videoconference hearing

What to expect at a videoconference

What to expect at a teleconference

Secure email

Using secure email to share information. To help keep things running smoothly, letters and other appeal correspondence will be sent by encrypted email to parties and representatives who have already consented to receiving information this way.

Find out how to open encrypted emails (PDF, 614KB)

Anyone who has not consented will continue to receive information by regular mail. If you’d like to receive information by secure email, send a request to emailconsent@wcat.bc.ca. Include your full name and appeal number, if you have one.

News

Workers Compensation Amendment Act, 2020 – The Workers Compensation Amendment Act, 2020 (Bill 23) received Royal Assent on Friday, August 14, 2020. Some parts of the legislation came into force immediately, necessitating changes to WCAT’s Manual of Rules of Practice and Procedure (MRPP). The WCAT Chair’s decision No. 26 making the necessary changes can be found here. Changes are made to MRPP items 2.7 (Panels), 3.1 (General), 3.4.1 (Constitutional Questions), 3.4.2 Human Rights Code, 3.4.3 (Administrative Tribunals Act), 20 (Post-Decision), and 20.1.2 (Clarification). The changes to the MRPP are effective as of August 14, 2020. (Posted 2020/08/19)
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We ask that visitors attending WCAT for oral hearings refrain from wearing scented personal hygiene products. Exposure to scented products can trigger a reaction which may require the vice chair to postpone the oral hearing.
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