Overview

Over the past 10 years, the number of businesses and people covered by the WSIB has steadily increased. In 2020, we continued to cover 65 per cent of Ontario’s Schedule 1 workforce. 

In comparison to 2019, in 2020 the number of businesses we cover went up slightly. However, the number of people covered by the WSIB, as well as the percentage of Ontario’s workforce who are covered decreased. The number of registered claims saw a signifcant decrease largely as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

In 2020, injury and illness claims and noise induced hearing loss decreased by over 20 per cent.

1.1 WSIB-covered employment and registered claims

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2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Number of Employers 251,827 255,474 287,195 299,339 307,959 311,922 316,387 318,726 323,732 324,591
WSIB Covered Employment 4,128,939 4,239,440 4,361,029 4,431,674 4,556,888 4,621,929 4,719,183 4,840,081 4,981,535 4,531,276
% Workforce Covered 61% 63% 63% 64% 66% 66% 66% 67% 67% 65%
Registered Claims 196,449 195,128 194,393 195,495 192,077 193,214 199,870 210,828 213,894 170,981

 

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Data in By the Numbers: 2020 WSIB Statistical Report may not match previously published results. This is due to factors such as data maturity, updated definitions and methodologies, and rounding. Data in By the Numbers is matured three months, with the exception of benefit payments, which represents cash paid during the year, to or on behalf of people injured at work and are not matured three months following year-end. Percentages may not add up due to rounding.