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2018 WorkSafeBC Base Rates Reduced for Most BC Tourism & Hospitality

Vancouver, BC - go2HR, BC’s tourism human resource association, is pleased to share that the 2018 WorkSafeBC Base Rates will reduce for most tourism and hospitality sectors. The preliminary base rates were announced today on the WorkSafeBC website.

“This is great news for our industry,” says Arlene Keis, CEO of go2HR. “These are substantial decreases - some up to 19%. We look forward to continuing to work with WorkSafeBC and our industry on ongoing education on effective injury prevention and management practices."

Here are the preliminary base rates for select tourism and hospitality classification units:


Type of Business Classification Unit 2018 Preliminary Rate Percent Change vs. 2017
Campground 761009 1.79 -8.2%
Casino or Other Gaming Operations 761054 0.79 1.3%
Catering Services 761019 1.39 -19.2%
Golf Course, Driving Range, Pitch and Putt, or Lawn Bowling Facility 761031 1.19 -13.1%
Hair Styling Establishment or Esthetic Services 761014 0.77 -2.5%
Outdoor Sport Tour 761028 2.89 0.7%
Overnight and Short-term Accommodation 761056 1.64 -3.5%
Park, Campground, or Trail Maintenance 761049 2.11 0.0%
Private Park, Garden, or Zoo 761032 1.46 -16.1%
Pub, Bar, Night Club, or Lounge 761034 0.80 -14.0%
Restaurant or Other Dining Establishment 761035 0.81 -13.8%
Ski Hill 761038 5.67 -6.0%


Employers are encouraged to attend one of the upcoming WorkSafeBC Rate Consultation Sessions across BC in October to learn more about the preliminary base rates, injury trends and ways to reduce injuries, claim costs, and their insurance rate.