Leading Occupations

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2017 allowed lost-time claims by leading occupations

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

In 2017, of the overall leading occupations, people aged 50 to 54 years and 20 to 24 years represented the greatest percentage of allowed lost-time claims for the two leading occupations, which were motor vehicle and transit drivers, and labourers in the processing, manufacturing and utilities sectors, respectively. The leading occupations for females were assistive occupations in support of health services while motor vehicle and transit drivers were the leading occupations for males. In all cases, the leading nature of injury was sprains and strains and the part of body most frequently injured was the lower back.


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2017 leading occupation characteristics