February 2015                             FRANÇAIS      ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ     INUINNAQTUN

WSCC Launches NEW Website


You shared your feedback, and we listened! The WSCC proudly launches our new and improved website.  The site features better navigation and end-user access to important safety, employer, and claimant resources; easy access to frequently asked questions; a resourceful news section; and more. To view the new website please click here.


With any new website there will be a learning curve.  Please take a tour of the new site and update your favourites and links to ensure easy access to the information you rely on. 


Check out the information below to see some new features and what to look forward to, and how we engaged with stakeholders to ensure the website meets all your needs. Stakeholders can expect various e-business services to launch throughout the year, like online clearances, employer registration, and an interactive rate guide.


In September 2014, WSCC held focus groups in Yellowknife, Inuvik, Hay River, and Iqaluit. These focus groups gathered information about features and information you need from us, how you access electronic information, your language and communications preferences, and more.  Through this process we learned what you want in a WSCC website:


a.      Easy to find information

b.      More visual representation of information, such as processes

c.      A more reliable search functionality

d.      Easier access to Safety resources


The WSCC's external Stakeholder Engagement Committee (SEC) also participated during two critical stages of this website's development: design stage, and beta testing stage.


What's New:


a.       Design - The new design is clutter-free, inviting, friendly, and offers a more relaxing experience.


b.      The Home Page - Two new sections on the home page are a news block and a content slider feature. General news and announcements appear under the News block, while timely communications and notices appear with an eye-catching image in the content slider.


c.       Clearer Explanation of Processes - Improved visual presentation of processes using icons, and simple to follow, step-by-step guides.


d.      Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) - Quick access to important questions appear on both the home page and on internal pages.


e.      New Health & Safety and Return to Work (RTW) sections - These sections will now be top level menu items, putting important safety and RTW information front and centre.


f.        New Website Navigation - There are five top level navigation items to help the user quickly find what they need.

It's Your Job Video Contest 2015


The WSCC administers the #It'sYourJob video contest on behalf of the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS). The WSCC organizes and manages the territorial competition in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Winning videos earn a prize of $1000 for both the entrant and their sponsor school.


This contest is open to all Northwest Territories and Nunavut high school students in grades 9-12. Each team must have a sponsor teacher from their high school who supervises and supports the team.


Videos must have a workplace safety focus, but the content and message is up to you! Your video can be a drama, an animation, a stop-motion video, a music video - get creative with it.  When coming up with your video idea, ask yourself this question: How can workers and employers help create safer workplaces? 


2015 submission deadline Midnight, Friday, March 13th.


For more information please check out wscc.nt.ca or wscc.nu.ca.

Employer Payroll Statements Due


Employer payroll statements (EPS) are due.


Submit your forms by February 28th, 2015 to avoid penalty. Remember to submit even if you're reporting zero payroll.


In Nunavut, fax your forms to (867) 979-8501 or toll-free (866) 979-8501.


In the Northwest Territories, fax your forms to (867) 873-4596 or toll free (866) 277-3677.


The WSCC mailed EPS packages to all employers in December. If you did not receive your package, the forms are available on our website. It's important to keep copies for your records. Let us know if you need help filling out the forms - we're here to help!


What's New

WSCC Publication Highlights

The WSCC works hard to bring you fresh and informative content. This reoccurring section highlights recent updates and new safety tools and resources for you to use!


WSCC 2015 Calendar

The WSCC produces a calendar that highlights observed holidays, and important WSCC dates and events in both Northwest Territories and Nunavut.  To request copies of the wall calendar for your workplace email here. 

Northern Territories Federation of Labour Training 

Understanding Workers' Compensation


Our Partner, Northern Territories Federation of Labour Training (NTFL) provides training opportunities throughout the year. The following is a look at Understanding Workers' Compensation.


This course provides an overview of the Workers' Compensation System in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. It discusses the importance of reporting obligations; the claims process; funding the system; Safe Advantage; benefits and services available to injured workers; and the appeals process.


To learn more about NTFL training opportunities or to sign up please click here.

Career Opportunities


The Workers' Safety and Compensation Commission offers a wide range of exciting and rewarding job opportunities. Our career page highlights job postings from across our organization in both the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Visit our website to see if the next step in your career is with us. 


Career Spotlight: Safety Officer, Iqaluit

The Safety Officer provides and monitors effective and efficient programs and services to ensure workplace safety and injury prevention. Click here for more information. This opportunity closes March 13. 

Course Tips

Upcoming Safety Courses


Our partners Northern Territories Federation of Labour (NTFL) and Northern Safety Association (NSA), offer courses about workplace safety and awareness. Stay informed!  

Northern Safety Association - Contact the NSA for more information


Leadership for Safety Excellence 
February 26-27

Northern Territories Federation of Labour -  Find out more information on courses here!


Step Three: Developing Return to work Programs
February 25-27
Supervisor Safety Training
March 10-11 



Interested in any of these topics, or looking for more information? Check out our website, or email us! We'd love to hear from you!

wscc.nt.ca   /  1.800.661.0792   *   wscc.nu.ca  /  1.877.404.4407