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Table 1 Characteristics of Workers’ Compensation Boards in Canada

From: Costs of productivity loss due to occupational cancer in Canada: estimation using claims data from Workers’ Compensation Boards

Province Name of board Year Max. compensated earnings % of earnings (basis for benefits)
Alberta Workers’ Compensation Board of Alberta 1918 $95,300 90% net
British Columbia WorkSafeBC 1917 $78,600 90% net
Manitoba Workers’ Compensation Board of Manitoba 1917 $121,000 90% net
New Brunswick WorkSafeNB 1919 $60,900 85% loss of earnings
Newfoundland and Labrador Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission 1951 $61,615 90% net
Northwest Territories/Nunavut Workers’ Safety & Compensation Commission 1977 $86,000 90% net
Nova Scotia Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia 1915 $56,800 75% net (26 weeks) then 85% net
Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board 1915 $85,200 85% net
Prince Edward Island Workers’ Compensation Board of Prince Edward Island 1949 $52,100 80% net (38 weeks) then 85% net
Quebec Commission de la santé et de la sécurité du travail 1931 $70,000 90% net
Saskatchewan Workers Compensation Board of Saskatchewan 1929 $65,130 90% net
Yukon Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health & Safety Board 1973 $77,610 75% gross