COVID-19 related claims statistics

We have a dedicated team of adjudicators and nurse consultants working as quickly as possible to gather any information required and review each claim so that people can access the benefits and services they may be entitled to.  

Because we look at each of these claims on a case-by-case basis, the time to a decision will be different in each claim. We are contacting people within two to five days of a COVID-19-related claim being filed to gather required exposure, employment, medical and other relevant information to help us make decisions.

Type Number *

Claims allowed

Includes 46 allowed fatalities (as of March 31, 2021 **)

19,776
Claims not allowed 1,985
Claims pending 369
Exposure incident reports received

6,420

** Updated quarterly

The table below lists the industries/sectors with the highest COVID-19 related claim volume. North American Industrial Classification System class references are in parenthesis. Any industry/sector not listed has fewer than five allowed claims.

Industry/Sector Allowed Not allowed Pending
Nursing and residential care facilities (N2)

7,597

392 50
Hospitals (D3)

2714

387 25
Schedule 2 employers 2,171 435 51
Agriculture (A) 2,159 88 27
Food, textiles and related manufacturing (E1) 1,176 72 30
Ambulatory health care (N1) 865 108 10
Metal transportation equipment and furniture manufacturing (E4) 531 39 24
Social assistance (N3) 356 55 14
Administration, services to buildings, dwellings and open spaces (M) 228 37 10
Leisure and Hospitality (O) 224 59 11
Motor vehicles, building materials, food and beverage retail (I1) 193 47 15
Machinery, electrical equipment and miscellaneous manufacturing (E5) 169 9 15
Specialized retail and department stores (I4) 154 44 10
Computer and electronic manufacturing (E6) 152 0 0
Non-metallic and mineral manufacturing (E2) 142 11 <5

Air, transit, ground passenger, recreational and pipeline transportation, courier services and warehousing (F2)

114 28 8
Personal and Household Goods, Building Materials and Machinery Wholesale (H2) 101 11 <5
Other services (P) 92 14 <5
Building Equipment Construction (G4) 72 19 8
Printing, petroleum and chemical manufacturing (E3) 65 8 5
Finance, management and leasing (K) 62 15

5

Electronics, appliances, health and personal care retail (I3) 61 20 0
Infrastructure construction (G2) 42 0 <5
Rail, water, truck transportation and postal service (F1) 35 11 <5
Petroleum, food, motor vehicle and miscellaneous wholesale (H1) 34 <5 11
Utilities (C) 29 <5 <5
Public administration (D2) 27 10 <5
Professional, scientific and technical (L) 27 6 <5
Residential building construction (G1) 25 0 <5
Building construction (G1) 25 6 0
Mining, quarrying and oil and gas extraction (B) 25 5

5

Foundation, structure and building exterior construction (G3)

24 <5 5
Educational services (D1) 21 8

<5

Non-residential building construction (G6) 18 <5 0
Specialty trades construction (G5) 17 <5 6
Furniture, home furnishings, clothing and clothing accessories retail (I2) 9 <5 0
Information and culture (J) 8 <5 0

* data as of April 2, 2021