Due Date: Current year assessments are due by April 1st of each year. Prior year assessments, or current year assessments invoiced after April 1st, are due within thirty (30) days of the invoice date.
Interest: Charged monthly on the outstanding balance at a rate of prime plus 5%.
NSF Charges: $50 fee charged for payments returned by your bank.
Collection: The Commission has an automatic lien on all assets of an employer for unpaid assessments. In addition, the directors of an incorporated company are personally liable for the outstanding assessments. The Commission will pursue collection and legal action against employers (and directors of incorporated companies) who do not pay their assessments.
Interest-Free Payment Plan: All employers who have met the reporting requirements can now avail of an interest-free payment plan to pay their current year assessment over a nine-month period from April 1 to December 31 by pre-authorized debit (PAD). Employers can choose the payment frequency as weekly, bi-weekly, semi-monthly, monthly or quarterly. To ensure your payments are made on time and that your account remains in good standing, you can also sign a PAD Agreement Form.
Mail: Return the perforated portion of your invoice or statement with your cheque or money order. Please write the firm number on all cheques or money orders.
In Person: By interac, cheque, money order or cash at one of our offices:
St. John's - 146-148 Forest Road
Corner Brook - 2 Hearld Avenue
Grand Falls-Windsor - 26 High Street
Financial Institutions: Check with your financial institution to determine the number of days your payment must be made prior to your due date to ensure the payment reaches us on time to avoid interest.
Accepted at most financial institutions. Present invoice or statement with payment.
: Contact your financial institution to see what electronic payment services they offer. When setting up an electronic payment, it is important that you select the "NL WORKPLACE HEALTH, SAFETY & COMP COM"; otherwise, your payments may go to another province and you will be charged interest.
To discuss payment methods, including our Interest-Free Payment Plan, please call: 709-778-1125 or toll free in Canada:
1-800-563-9000, extension 1125.
You can now go online through the Commission's new web service portal, WHSCC connect, to view your account information.