Requesting a clearance letter with WorkSafeBC

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WorkSafe BC clearance letter

If you are familiarized with safety regulations and standards that workplaces must follow, you should know the ways in which you can make sure that they are covered by WorkSafeBC (WSBC). One of them is requesting a WorkSafe BC clearance letter in Canada. Find information about it below.

What is a WorkSafeBC clearance letter?

It is required by law that all businesses in British Columbia that hire full-time, part-time, contract or casual workers are registered with WSBC. This way they will make sure that regulations and standards are met and they will get coverage in case someone is injured while being at work.

To make sure that any contractor with employees is covered by WSBC during the project, you can request a WorkSafeBC clearance letter.

So, a clearance letter tells you if a firm is registered with WSBC and if they are up to date with its payments and payroll reporting.worksafe BC website

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How do I request a WorkSafeBC clearance letter?

To request a WorkSafeBC clearance letter you have to go to the website of WSBC,, and click on “get a clearance letter”. There you will have some information about it and a button that you will have to click that says “clearance letter application”.

Once you click there, a new tab will open and you will have to introduce some information. There you will have to write the information of the person who is requesting the letter, which could be a business or an individual user, and you will have to put the mailing address where the letter will be sent to.worksafebc clearance letter

Then you will have to find firms for the letter, which includes an employer, contractor, subcontractor or prime contractor. You can search firms by introducing their WSBC account number or their trade or legal name. In a single clearance letter, you can include up to 150 firms.

To understand the status of the firm that appears in the letter, go to the website of WSBC and check the meaning of each status. For example, some statuses indicate if the firm has paid its premiums or if it has canceled the account.

WorkSafe BC Office Locations

Lower MainlandVancouver Island



2774 Trethewey StreetAbbotsford, BC801 30th StreetCourtenay, BC


Health and Safety -Prevention
450-6450 Roberts Street250. 334.8745
Sperling PlazaBurnaby, BCToll free no in BC:1.800.663.7921

Port Moody

Fax Number: 250.334.8757
210-220 Brew StreetPort Moody, BC



4980 Wills RoadNanaimo, BC
#100-5500 152 StreetHealth and Safety -Prevention
Panorama Office ParkSurrey, BC250.751.8040

Vancouver – Richmond (Headquarters)

Toll free no in BC:1.800.663.7382
Main BuildingFax Number: 250.751.8046
6951 Westminster Highway Richmond, BC


B.C. Interior4514 Chatterton WayVictoria, BC


Health and Safety -Prevention
321 Battle StreetKamloops, B.C.250.881.3418
Health and Safety -PreventionToll free no in BC:1.800.663.7593
250.371.6003Fax Number: 250.881.3482
Toll free no in BC:1.800.663.3935B.C. North
Fax Number: 250.371.6031

Fort St. John


9924 107th AvenueFort St. John, BC
110-2045 Enterprise WayKelowna, BCHealth and Safety -Prevention
Health and Safety -Prevention250.785.1283
250.717.4313Toll free no in BC:1.800.663.4630
Toll free no in BC:1.888.922.4466Fax Number: 250.785.8976
Fax Number: 250.717.4380

Prince George


1066 Vancouver StreetPrince George, BC
524 Kootenay StreetNelson, BCHealth and Safety -Prevention
Health and Safety -Prevention250.561.3700
250.352.2824Toll free number in BC:1.800.663.6623
Toll free no in BC:1.800.663.4962Fax Number: 250.561.3710
Fax Number: 250.352.1816


4450 Lakelse AvenueTerrace, BC
Health and Safety -Prevention
Toll free number in BC:1.800.663.3871
Fax Number: 250.615.6633

WorksafeBc Website:

Toll Free Number: 1.888.967.5377

Phone Number: 604.231.8888

Mailing Address:
Post Box Number: 5350 stn Terminal,
BC V6B 5L5