WSIB covered employment by industry sector

As a result of the implementation of the new rate setting model in 2020, the classification of industries has significantly changed and can no longer be compared to past industry classifications. Next year we will re-start prior year comparisons as we continue to gather data under the new model. The following 8 sectors (Construction, Governmental and Related Services, Leisure and Hospitality, Manufacturing, Non-Hospital Healthcare and Social Assistance, ‘Professional, Scientific and Technical’, Retail and Wholesale) made up over 80 per cent of businesses covered by WSIB.

1.5A WSIB-covered employment by industry sector (2011-2019)

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WSIB Covered Employment % of Covered Employment
Industry Sector 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agriculture 50,781 52,524 55,424 57,437 61,461 64,157 67,228 66,740 72,957 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1%
Automotive 131,634 137,393 145,799 151,644 150,946 159,610 158,190 161,717 156,617 3% 3% 3% 3% 3% 3% 3% 3% 3%
Chemicals/Process 99,996 104,224 103,044 99,435 105,377 104,531 109,872 111,014 120,625 2% 3% 2% 2% 2% 2% 2% 2% 2%
Construction 291,505 306,990 366,062 382,560 392,277 399,040 423,094 424,719 438,431 7% 7% 8% 9% 9% 9% 9% 9% 9%
Education 152,617 149,429 149,394 145,416 150,682 153,493 153,443 161,805 170,879 4% 4% 3% 3% 3% 3% 3% 3% 3%
Electrical 90,259 92,119 91,310 91,197 88,967 92,320 85,254 91,106 91,726 2% 2% 2% 2% 2% 2% 2% 2% 2%
Food 125,625 128,632 128,714 129,609 131,901 131,990 133,881 136,698 141,354 3% 3% 3% 3% 3% 3% 3% 3% 3%
Forestry 8,506 7,981 9,542 9,455 9,663 10,762 10,598 10,120 10,268 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Health Care 461,761 479,970 481,801 491,367 512,636 512,662 521,835 522,875 542,170 11% 11% 11% 11% 11% 11% 11% 11% 11%
Manufacturing 915,893 918,009 931,591 933,228 963,978 959,011 995,227 1,017,703 1,070,261 22% 22% 21% 21% 21% 21% 21% 21% 21%
Mining 29,021 29,934 29,350 28,748 28,728 28,615 28,348 29,315 30,289 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1%
Municipal 37,973 39,385 39,314 39,335 39,999 40,207 43,602 46,112 47,077 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1%
Primary Metals 29,889 30,256 30,583 30,474 30,938 29,589 29,835 31,810 32,234 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1%
Pulp & Paper 15,424 15,048 15,606 15,143 14,563 15,108 16,650 16,087 16,156 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Services 1,452,079 1,505,172 1,532,755 1,572,750 1,618,188 1,661,035 1,673,216 1,739,448 1,758,628 35% 36% 35% 36% 36% 36% 35% 36% 35%
Transportation 235,975 242,374 250,740 253,877 256,586 259,800 268,910 272,811 281,864 6% 6% 6% 6% 6% 6% 6% 6% 6%
Total 4,128,939 4,239,440 4,361,029 4,431,674 4,556,888 4,621,929 4,719,182 4,840,081 4,981,535 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%

1.5B WSIB-covered employment by industry sector (2020)

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WSIB Covered Employment % of Covered Employment
Industry Sector 2020 2020
Administration, Services To Buildings, Dwellings And Open Spaces 184,308 4%
Agriculture 52,885 1%
Construction 442,563 10%
Finance, Management And Leasing 123,290 3%
Governmental And Related Services 434,986 10%
Information And Culture 64,977 1%
Leisure And Hospitality 305,554 7%
Manufacturing 901,691 20%
Mining, Quarrying And Oil And Gas Extraction 27,990 1%
Non-Hospital Healthcare And Social Assistance 292,180 6%
Professional, Scientific And Technical 308,941 7%
Retail 662,273 15%
Transportation And Warehousing 225,684 5%
Utilities 44,201 1%
Wholesale 318,600 7%
Other Services 141,150 3%
Total 4,531,276 100%

 

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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.