The Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal is one of over 600 agencies, boards and commissions that serve the province of Ontario. We welcome applications from persons interested in employment, and whose qualifications meet the stated requirements for advertised positions.
Please Note: Job advertisements for positions that have been designated bilingual will be provided in both English and French on the website. Positions that are not designated bilingual are not translated and are displayed in English on both the English and French versions of the website.
COVID-19 - What’s New
The Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal is committed to the health and safety of our employees, OICs, stakeholders and candidates. The WSIAT will exercise due diligence to minimize the risk of exposure to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), including during the recruitment process. The WSIAT continues to accept applications and update our recruiting practices to ensure a safe experience for all candidates.
Order-in-Council Appointments (OIC)
How to Apply for OIC Appointments
OIC Appointments to the WSIAT are made following a recruitment and review process managed by the Public Appointments Secretariat. Persons applying to serve on a government Agency, Board or Commission must apply through the Public Appointments Secretariat.
Application forms filed with the Public Appointment Secretariat are forwarded to the Minister of Labour, Training, and Skills Development who reviews the material and forwards it to the WSIAT Chair. Once an application is received at the WSIAT, candidates are contacted and invited to write an exam intended for prospective appointees. The examination takes the form of a draft decision on an appeal to the WSIAT and generally lasts two to three hours.
Appointments to the WSIAT are made on the recommendation of the WSIAT Chair / Minister of Labour, Training, and Skills Development, reviewed by the Standing Committee on Government Agencies and confirmed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.
Why Work for the WSIAT?
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
The Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal is committed to fostering and sustaining a diverse, inclusive, equitable and accessible workplace free from discrimination and harassment. The WSIAT takes reasonable steps to develop and implement human resources practices and policies that are free of systemic employment barriers. The WSIAT also provides support to WSIAT employees and OICs in achieving full participation in the workplace throughout all stages and all aspects of the employment cycle, including recruitment, advancement and retention. The WSIAT recognizes and celebrates the diversity of each and every employee.
The WSIAT is an inclusive employer. During the recruitment process, applicants may request accommodation in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code. During the recruitment process, candidates may submit requests for accommodation to Human.Resources@wst.gov.on.ca.
Training and Development
The Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal is committed to building a learning culture that supports the application of enhanced knowledge, information and ideas in achieving the mission of the organization. We are further committed to developing staff that are professional, knowledgeable, creative, responsive to change, dedicated to quality service and to continuous learning and improvement.
Compensation and Benefits
The WSIAT offers a competitive compensation package, including health care benefits, a defined benefit pension plan, vacation and paid leaves, and an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for eligible employees. Details of compensation and benefits are reviewed with prospective employees.
Our Recruitment Process
The WSIAT strives to deliver a fair and positive experience for candidates.
All recruitment processes and decisions are merit based. This means that the WSIAT hires the candidate whose qualifications best meet the requirements to perform the job. The following list outlines the recruitment steps we take when filling a position:
- Job Advertised: Available positions are posted on our Careers page. Opportunities may also be posted on job boards, professional associations, and university and college sites.
- Posting closes: Applications will be accepted until the closing date listed on the job posting. We regret that late applications cannot be accepted.
- Review applications and determine short-list: All applications received on or before the closing date are screened and rated against the qualifications indicated in the job ad. Applicants whose resume and cover letter best demonstrate how they meet these qualifications are invited to continue in the selection process. Please note that only candidates selected to move forward in the selection process will be contacted.
- Evaluation: Job skills and competencies are evaluated based on the specified criteria. There may be a variety of assessment tools and methods in the recruitment process, including skills-based tests, presentations and interviews.
- Selection of successful candidate: Candidates are rated based on the results of the evaluation process to select the best-qualified candidate for the position.
- Reference checks: Prior to making a final offer of employment, reference checks are completed for the top scoring candidate.
- Employment offer to successful candidate: The successful candidate is presented with an offer of employment. Unsuccessful candidates who participated in the testing and/or interview process are notified.
- Position filled: The recruitment process is complete and the top candidate is successfully hired into the position.
If you have questions or require accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Human.Resources@wst.gov.on.ca.