January 15, 2011
The November issue of Horticulture Review published the new Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) rates.

The information included only the premium rate changes as a percentage of 2010 payrolls. The information should also have included the actual premium rates and the percentage change over the 2010 rate. The figures include five rate groups that cover the horticulture industry. For more information, go to the WSIB’s website at http://bit.ly/WSIBrates.

WSIB rates for horticulture industry categories

Group Rate Sector WSIB description 2011 premium rate Rate increase
181 Nursery Growers Fishing and Miscellaneous Farming $3.51 11.8%
184 Lawn Care Poultry Farms and Agricultural services $3.13 19.5%
190 Landscaping and related services   $4.72 9.5%
570 Snow Plowing General trucking $6.43 11.1%
636 Garden Centres Other sales $1.40 0%