December 15, 2011
Ontario’s workplace insurance system is in a transition period. According to the WSIB, “A modest premium rate increase for 2012 is the minimum necessary to stabilize the system’s finances while being fair to the workers and employers who rely on it.” The following graph shows a generalized premium rate change for the landscape industry. For your specific rate group, look for the number that appears on your WSIB Premium Remittance Form. For more information, go to the WSIB’s website at

WSIB rates for horticulture industry categories

Rate Group Sector WSIB Description 2011 Premium Rate 2012 Premium Rate
181 Nursery Growers Fishing and Miscellaneous Farming $3.51 $3.58
184 Lawn Care Poultry Farms and Agricultural Services $3.13 $3.19
190 Landscaping and Related Services   $4.72 $4.81
570 Snow Plowing General Trucking $6.43 $6.56
636 Garden Centres Other Sales $1.40 $1.43