Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says relief is needed for employers across the province due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. He has announced the Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba is returning a 37 million dollar surplus back to contributors around our province to provide financial relief to our eligible employers and through them to assist our employees in those businesses at the same time. He says this will keep our workers compensation strong but it allows them to return money to businesses at a time when cash flow is a real challenge so in May eligible employers will receive a credit to their account based on 20 percent of their 2019 premium.
For the health care sector this equals an approximate 6.2 million dollar refund. Of the 37 million dollar total the WCB expects 29 million to be returned to the private sector with approximately 7 million going to small businesses.