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Allowed lost-time claims by age and gender

Over the past decade, the Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey on employment shows that the average gender distribution of Ontario’s employed workforce was 52 per cent men and 48 per cent women. The average distribution of all allowed lost-time Schedule 2 claims was 49 per cent men and 51 per cent women over the same period. Schedule 1 had more lost-time allowed claims from men (61 per cent), while Schedule 2 has a more even distribution of allowed lost-time claims between men and women.


Over the past 10 years a growing number of all allowed lost-time claims were people 55 years of age and older. This is consistent with Statistics Canada’s employment trends and shows the aging of Ontario’s workforce. The number of claims for people 25 to 54 years old has gone down over the same period, while the number of claims for people 15 to 24 years old has stayed about the same. People 25 to 54 years old continue to have the highest number of the allowed lost-time claims.