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Allowed lost-time claims by age and gender

The Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey (LFS) on employment shows that over the past decade, the average gender distribution of Ontario’s employed workforce was 52 per cent male and 48 per cent female. Over the same period, the average distribution of all allowed lost-time Schedule 2 claims was 49 per cent male and 51 per cent female. While Schedule 1 had a greater proportion of allowed lost-time claims from males (62 per cent), Schedule 2 presents a more even distribution of allowed lost-time claims by gender over the same time period.

Over the last 10 years, those aged 55 years and over have continued to represent a growing proportion of all allowed lost-time claims. This reflects the aging of Ontario’s workforce, and is consistent with Statistics Canada’s employment trends. Over the same period, the proportion of claims for those aged 25 to 54 years has declined and for those aged 15 to 24 years has remained relatively stable. People aged 25 to 54 years continued to represent the majority of allowed lost-time claims.