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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

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.


Quarterly Report – WCAT's quarterly report for the first quarter of 2020 is now available. Click here to view the Report. (Posted 2020/06/01)
Scent Free
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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