Government Sponsored Disability Benefits

Workers Compensation (WC) Occupational Disability Benefit

Each province has programs and regulations to promote safety in the workplace as well as employer funded insurance programs that compensate workers who suffer an occupational illness or injury.

Employment Insurance (EI) Short-term Sickness Benefit

The federal Employment Insurance program that is funded by employee and employer contributions includes a very basic short-term disability benefit. 

Canada Pension Plan (CPP/QPP) Long-term Disability Benefit

The federal Canada Pension Plan (CPP/QPP) program that is funded by employee and employer contributions includes a very basic and restrictive long-term disability benefit.