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 **)

26,444
Claims not allowed 2,126
Claims pending 93
Exposure incident reports received

8,014

** 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)

8,093

413 7
Hospitals (D3)

3,146

406 <5
Schedule 2 employers 3,014 451 22
Agriculture (A) 2,463 116 <5
Food, textiles and related manufacturing (E1) 1,678 75 <5

Metal transportation equipment and furniture manufacturing (E4)

1,175 43 7
Ambulatory health care (N1) 1,054 109 0
Social assistance (N3) 527 58 <5

Motor vehicles, building materials, food and beverage retail (I1)

518 53 <5

Leisure and Hospitality (O)

506 62 8

Machinery, electrical equipment and miscellaneous manufacturing (E5)

470 12 <5

Specialized retail and department stores (I4)

370 46 <5
Administration, services to buildings, dwellings and open spaces (M) 363 39 <5

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

361 30 <5
Non-metallic and mineral manufacturing (E2) 330 11 <5

Building Equipment Construction (G4)

257 30 <5

Petroleum, food, motor vehicle and miscellaneous wholesale (H1)

243 5 <5

Personal and Household Goods, Building Materials and Machinery Wholesale (H2)

234 11 <5

Other services (P)

199 16 0

Computer and electronic manufacturing (E6)

178 <5 5

Printing, petroleum and chemical manufacturing (E3)

159 12

<5

Finance, management and leasing (K)

151 15 0

Electronics, appliances, health and personal care retail (I3)

110 20 <5

Foundation, structure and building exterior construction (G3)

104 <5 <5

Mining, quarrying and oil and gas extraction (B)

97 5 <5

Specialty trades construction (G5)

96 <5 <5

Rail, water, truck transportation and postal service (F1)

91 14 0

Infrastructure construction (G2)

83 <5 <5

Non-residential building construction (G6)

59 <5 <5

Educational services (D1)

55 8 0

Residential building construction (G1)

51 0 <5

Professional, scientific and technical (L)

45 7 <5

Utilities (C)

43 <5 <5

Public administration (D2)

37 11 0

Furniture, home furnishings, clothing and clothing accessories retail (I2)

33 <5 <5
Building construction (G1) 33 6 0
Information and culture (J) 10 6 0

* data as of June 18, 2021