Manitoba expands WCB coverage

33 new industries, including agriculture, now covered
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 07/31/2009

Manitoba's workers' compensation program now covers workers in 33 more industries, most notably agriculture.

The expansion of coverage, which came into effect Jan. 1, means about 30,000 employees of 7,500 employers are now covered by the system.

Along with agriculture, other newly covered industries include call centres, cemeteries, advertising firms, flea markets, schools (except teachers), unions and museums and galleries.