WorkSafeBC Employer Operating Location File

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Employer Operating Location is a place where an employer is engaged in work in a classification unit (or units). It does not include temporary job sites that are expected to be operational for less than a year. Sometimes an employer operating location may also be an employer's mailing address or an employer's accountant's address.

Years available - 1966 onward

Field Name

Description

Employer ID

The number that uniquely identifies an employer (aka Firm Number, Employer Number, Registration Number)
Replaced by project-specific identification number

Employer Operating Location Code

Code which uniquely identifies individual locations at which the employer carries out business. This code is unique within an employer.

Employer Operating Location Active Indictor

Indicates whether an employer is currently working in an industry at this operating location.

Employer Operating Location Activity Start Date

The most recent date (or approx.) on which an employer started work at this operating location.

Employer Operating Location Activity End Date

The most recent date (or approx.) on which an employer stopped work in this classification unit.

Employer Operating Location Province Code

Name of the province or state for this postal or geographic code.

Postal Code**

First 3 characters of the postal code OR 6-digit postal code - Research rationale describing why this field is required must be supplied before it will be considered for release.

** Data field which could potentially identify an individual, and which therefore is only released to researchers having a clear need for the data in order to accomplish their research project.

 

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Page last revised: November 13, 2013