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National Work Injury Statistics -Terms and Conditions

The Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada (AWCBC) produces these statistics for the National Work Injury/Disease Statistics Program (NWISP).


Fees for statistical summary requests are charged according to the number of tables provided. There is a minimum charge of CAN$75 per request. An estimate of charges can be requested prior to proceeding. Confirmation and agreement of charges is required prior to processing. Fees for additional tabulations will be charged in addition to original requests.

Payment may be made by cheque, money order, Visa or MasterCard. To pay by Visa or MasterCard, contact the AWCBC at 1-855-282-9222 ext. 202. Cheques and money orders can be mailed to AWCBC at Suite 1007, 40 University Avenue, Toronto, ON, M5J 1T1.


Data provided by the AWCBC in response to data requests will be supplied in Excel spreadsheets.


Data Considerations

a.    Data Source and Coding

NWISP source data originates from data submitted to the AWCBC by the twelve Canadian Workers’ Compensation Boards/Commissions (WCBs).  All variables are coded by the WCBs, not AWCBC. Coding practices may vary between jurisdictions.

b.    Definitions

NWISP data is based on nationally accepted Definitions that may not be the same as statistics published in WCB annual reports.

c.    Data Included in NWISP

NWISP publishes lost time claims and fatalities accepted for compensation by WCBs. Certain industries, occupations or types of injuries/diseases may not be compulsorily covered in a jurisdiction, and therefore would not be included in NWISP data.

d.    Additional Data Considerations

For a more comprehensive overview of considerations that may impact data comparisons and analysis, see Data Considerations.


Source / Interpretation

a.    Acknowledgement of Source

The source of the data must be acknowledged if used in any other publication.

Source: Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada (AWCBC), National Work Injury/Disease Statistics Program (NWISP), publication title or date of data extraction.

b.    Interpretation

Any interpretations of AWCBC data made by the user must be stated as being those of the user and not the AWCBC or any of its member Boards or Commissions.

c.    Permission to Reproduce

Written permission must be obtained from the AWCBC prior to reproduction of NWISP data. To obtain written permission, please email or call 1-855-282-9222 ext. 202.