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Posted by: from Shilo
4/20/2012 at 1:26:43 PM

I am applying for a business name for roofing. Its just me and one other guy. I am currently employed by the canadian armed forces so will only be doing this on the side and very low scale for the next 5-10 years.

What I am wondering is where I can purchase insurance eg. workers comp and liability. for the 1 or 2 jobs that I do do a year. I am in manitoba Canada.

Any help would be greatly apprieciated.

Matt

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Date/Time4/20/2012 at 2:11:05 PM

What you should know is starting from next year WSIB becomes mandatory for every single contractor, including independent operators.

Cost of basic WSIB package is about 3000 dollars, give or take. In addition to this you might want a liability insurance- another couple thousand a year.

And yes, government is pushing weekend warriors out of operation.

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Dave from 360renos in Navan
Date/Time4/21/2012 at 8:01:49 AM

Are 2 or 3 jobs a year going to pay for your overhead and start up expenses?

Nik is right ....WSIB is mandatory

http://www.corporateregistries.ca/Manitoba_Workers_Compensation_Board_Registration.html

A Home owner is going to want you to have liability insurance. What if a shingle goes though a $2000 front by window?

Don't forget Fall Protection training and certification

Cheers

Dave

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