WSA Expenses

Wellness Spending Account Expenses Covered

Unlike a Health Spending Account (HSA), a WSA is a taxable benefit and is considered part of an employee’s total compensation package. WSA contributions are flexible. Whatever options an employer to chooses to include in a WSA, the dollar amount will need to be included on an employee’s T4 statement.  Below is an example list of potential WSA inclusions:

Professional/Personal Development

Courses, tuition costs, or course registration, conferences or seminars 

Professional membership fees and professional journals 

Software, books and publications for professional development courses 

Professional development travel including: transportation, parking, hotel accommodations, meals 

Fitness

Fitness club memberships 

Physical activity fees 

Facility fees for eligible activities 

Registration fees for athletics, physical fitness, health and wellness events and sports leagues 

Sport league or team memberships 

Nutrition

Weight management programs (excludes food) 

Nutrition programs and counselling 

Personal/Family Interest

Child care 

Day camps and programs 

Daycare 

Tutoring 

Caregiver support programs

Guide dogs 

Supportive aids 

Long-term care facilities 

Travel expenses (if requiring family care) 

Mental Health

Life coach 

Fees for spiritual or wellness retreats 

Counsellor 

Health-related apps, software and programs 

Financial Contributionssupporting family security 

RESP contributions 

TFSA contributions 

RRSP contributions 

Pension buy-back 

Spousal RRSP’s 

Healthcare is stressful enough. Paying for it shouldn’t be.