Assessing workers’ compensation in Canada

The performance of provincial workers’ compensation systems is the focus of CFIB’s second edition of its Small Business Workers’ Compensation Index.

Findings at a glance:

  • New Brunswick has the overall top-performing system in Canada
  • Alberta’s system improved its ranking the most
  • British Columbia’s system experienced the largest drop in rankings.

Some key CFIB recommendations:

  • Abandon expansion of mandatory coverage
  • Introduce waiting period (deductible) to discourage frivolous claims
  • Maintain a funding position between 100% and 110%. If funding ratio exceeds 110%, then reduce premiums or return surpluses to employers.
  • Improve customer service, and introduce a Fairness Code for Employers
  • Keep costs and the amount of paperwork reasonable for employers

Is your province's workers' compensation system falling down on the job? Find out by reading the full report.

Provincial summaries
Alberta                     Newfoundland & LabradorPrince Edward Island       
British ColumbiaNorthwest Territories and NunavutQuebec
ManitobaNova ScotiaSaskatchewan
New BrunswickOntarioYukon