Leading Occupations

2018 Allowed lost-time claims by leading occupations

Ontario’s workforce is diverse and made up of more than 155 occupations. In the past 10 years, the two occupations with the highest number of allowed lost-time claims for Schedule 1 were, motor vehicle drivers, transit drivers, and labourers in the processing, manufacturing and utilities sectors.

In 2018, people 55 to 59 years old had the highest number of allowed lost-time claims for motor vehicle and transit drivers. Employees 45 to 49 years old had more claims within health care support occupations. The occupations that had the most allowed lost-time claims for women were health service support roles, and for men were motor vehicle and transit drivers. Overall, the most common injury was sprains and strains and the part of the body most commonly injured was the lower back.


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2018 leading occupation characteristics