Allowed lost-time claims by age and gender

Over the past decade, Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey on employment shows that the gender demographic of Ontario’s employed workforce was 52 per cent men and 48 per cent women. Of WSIB’s Schedule 2 allowed lost-time claims where gender was reported, 48 per cent of these claims were from men and 52 per cent from women for the same period of time.

The gender distribution between WSIB’s Schedule 2 allowed lost-time claims and Ontario’s employed workforce is evenly balanced. Men and women both account for about half of Schedule 2’s allowed lost-time claims and each represent nearly half of Ontario’s workforce.

The percentage of allowed lost-time claims for people 55 years of age and older has slightly increased over the last 10 years. This is consistent with Statistics Canada’s employment trends and reflects the aging of Ontario’s workforce. Overall among all age groups, people 25 to 54 years of age continue to account for the highest percentage of Schedule 2’s allowed lost-time claims.

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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.