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Response to COVID-19 learn more

For now, WCAT’s office is closed to the public. This includes the reception area and in-person hearing rooms. Contact us by phone or email.

Oral hearings

Oral hearings will be done by phone or video conference. Starting June 1, 2020, all oral hearings will be done at a distance to make sure everyone can stay safe. If your hearing was already scheduled to be in-person, WCAT will contact you with new instructions for attending by video conference. If your hearing cannot be done by video conference, we’ll help you find an alternate solution as soon as possible.

Find out more about oral hearings

Get set up for a video conference hearing

We appreciate the flexibility and willingness of all parties who are making adjustments so that their hearing can proceed by phone, video conference, or written submission. This helps us make sure that hearings continue to proceed without delay.

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.


Legal Counsel WCAT has an employment opportunity as Legal Counsel. The Legal Counsel provides legal opinions to the Chair, the Senior Vice Chair and Vice Chairs. To view the posting and job description, click here. (Posted 2020/05/20)

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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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