Getting Started

An employer can use this tool to request a variance or exemption to the minimum standards for one or more employees. If you require more than one variance or exemption type, a a separate application will be required for each one.

Below are a series of questions that when answered can help you identify whether or not a permit or variance is required. If you do not have an account, you will be able to create one after answering the questions.

If you already have an account, you can proceed through the questions below to determine if a permit or variance is needed, or you can sign in here.

Before you start
Please answer all questions below to see if this application process is right for you.

Which of the following are you applying for:

Are you requesting to extend the consecutive daily hours of work to 12 hours or less?

Are you requesting to extend your days worked/days rest to more than 24/4?

Are you WCB Exempt?

Do you have a WCB Account Number?

Do you have a certificate of insurance?

Do you have the required supporting documentation?

Petition of employee support and/or letter of union support


Copy of the averaging agreement for all affected employees

  • Complete hazard assessment of the worksite including documentation on how hazards identified will be controlled or eliminated
  • Description of Occupation Health and Safety training the youth will receive (Example: WHMIS training, specific tool training, first aid, etc)
  • Description of the level of supervision the youth will receive, including qualifications of the supervisor.
  • Copy of a valid certificate of insurance (if no WCB Coverage exists)