Workers Compensation Programs


Workers' Compensation Program Relief Across Canada:

Staff Wage Subsidies (Canada) – Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) provides up to 75% wage subsidy is available here: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan/wage-subsidy.html (Updated May 2021)

Ontario COVID-19 Worker Income Protection Benefit (Ontario) -
On April 29, 2021, the Ontario Government amended the Employment Standards Act, 2000 to require employers to provide employees with up to three days of paid infectious disease emergency leave because of certain reasons related to COVID-19. This entitlement is in addition to employees’ rights to unpaid infectious disease emergency leave. Paid infectious disease emergency leave is available for certain reasons related to COVID-19.
For more information please visit this website or call the Ontario COVID-19 Worker Income Protection Benefit Information Centre 1-888-999-2248 ( TTY: 1-866-567-8893).
WorkSafe BC (British Columbia) - WorkSafe BC is postponing payment deadlines, please see the below link:
https://www.worksafebc.com/en/about-us/news-events/announcements/2020/March/covid-19-situation-your-reporting-payment-deadline

Workers' Compensation Board (Alberta) - WCB Alberta has provided updates on relief programs for employers:
https://www.wcb.ab.ca/about-wcb/news-and-announcements/COVID-19.html

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