Despite everyone's best efforts, accidents can happen in any workplace. Workers' Compensation programs protect employees from the financial hardships associated with work-related injuries and occupational diseases. While these programs are largely administered by provincial and territorial governments in Canada, the Labour Program is responsible for claims that involve federal government employees - both inside and outside of the country - who are injured on the job, become sick from an occupational disease or are slain while on duty. We also administer claims submitted by certain merchant seamen and federal penitentiary inmates.
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