Employers' Advisers Office

UPDATE - EAO Seminars

We are pleased to announce that our office will be running a limited number of fall seminars, starting mid-October and running until the end of November. To see what seminars will be offered in your region, please click here.

Please note that due to continued technical issues arising from the development of a new seminar registration system, EAO’s Joint Health and Safety Committee Member webinars remain unavailable at this time.  (We are requesting that participants take WorkSafeBC’s two-hour online introductory course prior to registering for any EAO webinar. For FAQs about joint committee member training, including how to access WorkSafeBC’s online course, see our August Special Newsletter.)

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Our Organization

The Employers' Advisers Office is a branch of the Ministry of Labour.

We are funded by the contributions made by employers to the workers’ compensation system, and therefore there is no fee for our services.

We have eight offices around the province with locations in Richmond, Nanaimo, Victoria, Abbotsford, Kamloops, Kelowna, Prince George and Trail.

Our Mandate

Employers' Advisers provide independent advice, assistance, representation  and education to employers, potential employers and employer associations concerning workers' compensation issues  in accordance with section 94 of the Workers  Compensation Act. In fulfilling this mandate, Employers' Advisers:

  • Assist and advise employers with WorkSafeBC  requirements in claims, assessments (insurance) and prevention matters
  • Represent  employers at  WorkSafeBC, Review Division, and the Workers' Compensation Appeal Tribunal (WCAT)
  • Conduct seminars and webinars regarding occupational health and safety issues, assessments, and claims management, including reviews and appeals
  • Consult with WorkSafeBC officials and make recommendations to the policy departments, executive, and Board of Directors