Over the past 10 years, the number of Schedule 2 businesses has decreased by 1% per cent and the number of people covered by the WSIB has increased by approximately nine per cent. In addition, the percentage of people in Ontario’s workforce covered for these businesses has increased to 11 per cent.
Comparing 2020 with 2019, Schedule 2 businesses saw a significant decrease in registered injury and illness claims largely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020, occupational noise induced hearing loss claims decreased by 30 per cent compared to 2019. Although the number of businesses registered with the WSIB remained relatively similar from 2019 to 2020, the number of people covered by the WSIB slightly increased.
1.1 - WSIB-covered employment and registered claims
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.