Are you planning to harvest morel mushrooms in the Northwest Territories?

Are you working for an employer or on your own?

Most workers automatically receive Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC) coverage through their employers. If they get hurt at work, or become sick because of work, we provide benefits for them.

If you are harvesting morel mushrooms in the Northwest Territories and you work for yourself, you are not covered by the WSCC. If you want to receive the same benefits and protections as other workers, you can buy Personal Optional Coverage from the WSCC.

Benefits may include:


Media Release: WSCC Releases New Website

Today, the Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC) announces the release of a new and improved website.

Extensive engagement with Northerners identified five key areas of improvement, critical for the WSCC to provide stakeholders with a better website. Using their feedback, the new website now delivers on making information easier to find, providing a more powerful search function, making safety resources easier to locate, providing more visual elements to explain important information and processes, and offering improved compatibility for mobile devices.


Media Release: WSCC Announces Changes to WHMIS Requirements

The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) has changed. The new nationally recognized standard incorporates the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS).

Effective February 11, the new system, dubbed WHMIS 2015, now includes harmonized criteria for hazard classification and requirements for hazard communications through labels and safety data sheets. WHMIS 2015 is based on new requirements contained within the Hazardous Products Regulations and Hazardous Products Act.


Pink Shirt Day 2015

Bullying happens everywhere.

Bullying in the Workplace.

Workplace bullying is a common occurrence in offices and worksites throughout Canada. Often considered rare, bullying among adults is sometimes ignored. Yet the numbers show bullying in the workplace is a problem.


WHMIS 2015 is here

On February 11, 2015, WHMIS 2015 came into effect, incorporating the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). See the new, nationally coordinated information portal at for resources and information. 

Further updates to the information on this page are coming.



Media Release: WSCC Seeks Employer Input

The Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC) announces the start of a new three-year strategic plan in 2015. Aligning with our new strategic priority of delivering quality services and outcomes for workers and employers, the WSCC wants to ensure employers have the necessary tools and support from the WSCC to ensure workers are safe every day.

To ensure Northern employers receive the services they need from the WSCC, we will launch a special engagement project to ask them.