Government of New Brunswick

Vacancy for appointment

Board of Directors of WorkSafeNB

Board Member – Worker Representative

WorkSafeNB is a public body serving employers, workers, injured workers and their dependents. WorkSafeNB's authority is derived from the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission and Workers' Compensation Appeals Tribunal Act, the Workers' Compensation Act, the Firefighters' Compensation Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and corresponding regulations. WorkSafeNB has dual responsibility for workers' compensation, as well as health and safety in New Brunswick workplaces.

The Board of Directors of WorkSafeNB is comprised of a Chairperson, a part-time Vice-Chairperson, and a minimum of eight additional part-time members, equally representative of workers and employers, who have been nominated by one or more stakeholders. The President and Chief Executive Officer also sits on the Board as a non-voting member.


The Board of Directors provides leadership and direction to WorkSafeNB through sound governance and approaches its tasks and responsibilities in a manner that emphasizes strategic thinking and focuses on long-term goals.

The direction of WorkSafeNB is examined annually during the strategic planning and risk assessment process, where the Board of Directors affirms or adjusts  the organization's Vision, Mission, Mandate, Values, Goals, and Strategies. All activities carried out by WorkSafeNB and all decisions made by the Board of Directors should aim to achieve the Board's strategic goals. Board members balance the needs of numerous stakeholders and provide leadership within the parameters of legislation in the following areas:

  • Board governance and functioning;
  • Strategic planning;
  • Risk assessment;
  • Leading change;
  • Policy and legislation;
  • Investments and finances;
  • Human Resources


To successfully contribute as a board member representing workers, members should possess some of the following attributes:

  • Understand the role of a policy-based board and its decision-making processes;
  • Be familiar with the legislated mandate  and mission of WorkSafeNB;
  • Possess a leadership capacity in one of the following areas: finance, investments, the insurance industry, actuarial valuation, risk management, health care, law, or another related field;
  • Be able to communicate complex information in a clear and concise manner;
  • Be able to think independently, to understand and communicate opinions and positions on complex issues;
  • Be able to work in a team-oriented environment where consensus building is emphasized;
  • Possess interpersonal, planning and leadership skills;
  • Exhibit a high level of understanding of complex issues related to WorkSafeNB, its legislation, and/or of issues that impact WorkSafeNB's business;
  • Be willing to commit up to 15 - 20 days per year to the requirements and activities of the Board of Directors;
  • Be an ethical, goal-oriented, self-starter who is committed to sound and transparent governance; and
  • Reside in New Brunswick.

Prior experience with other boards will be considered an asset. The composition of the Board must reflect the gender and linguistic representation (French and English), as well as the cultural and geographic diversity of the province. Expressions of interest are invited to fill the current vacant position but may also be used to fill future vacancies.


Board members receive a $200.00 per diem and reimbursement of expenses.


How to Submit:
Expressions of interest (a resume and cover letter) may be submitted by e-mail, regular mail or fax, with details of education, volunteer, board/committee, work experience, and contact information (telephone, civic address and e-mail). In addition, please complete the application form. The application must also demonstrate that the candidate has been nominated by one or more worker stakeholder groups.

While we appreciate the interest of those who submit an expression of interest, only those candidates selected for consideration will be contacted. Inquiries relating to specific opportunities can be made after the deadline passes and should be directed to the responsible department.

Executive Council Office
Attention: Carys Storey
Chancery Place
675 King Street
Fredericton, NB  E3B 1E9

Fax: 506-453-2266

Deadline for Submission :

17 January 2021

Type of Appointment :

Appointment by Lieutenant-Governor in Council

Term :

The Lieutenant-Governor in Council appoints board members for a term of up to five (5) years.

Associated / Responsible Department :

E-mail address for submissions :

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Note: Please ensure you have attached necessary documents in Word or PDF format. Links to cloud-based documents (Skydrive, Google Docs, etc.) or other download areas (FTP sites) cannot be accepted due to current Government of New Brunswick security policies.