December 15, 2012
WSIB premium rates will increase by 2.5 per cent for all employer rate groups in 2013. According to WSIB, this increased rate is a necessary to reduce the WSIB’s unfunded liability which has grown to $14.2 billion.

The increase is being applied to all rate groups. The experience rating program remains in place to recognize employers who are performing well and reward them accordingly.

These figures include the five rate groups that cover the horticulture industry. For more information, go to the WSIB’s website at http://bit.ly/QtdNfU.

 

WSIB rates for horticulture industry categories

GROUP RATE SECTOR 2012 PREMUIM RATE 2013 PREMUIM RATE
181 Nursery Growers $3.58 $3.67
184 Lawn Care $3.19 $3.27
190 Landscaping and Related Services $4.81 $4.93
570 Snow Plowing $6.56 $6.72
636 Garden Centres $1.43 $1.46