Return-to-work planning

Studies show the longer someone is off work, the less likely he or she is to ever return. That’s not a result we can live with, so we focus on providing every appropriate resource to help injured workers recover and return to work. Getting back on the job helps injured workers recover faster, regain their independence, and get back to real life.

For workers

We want you to have the best possible experience and recovery following a workplace injury. You also play an important role in return-to-work planning by involving your employer and physician by talking to them about the work you can do safely at work to remain active during recovery.

For employers

As an employer, you play a critical role in a worker's recovery by being supportive and offering suitable return to work opportunities. Supportive employers want their workers to recover and stay with their organizations, so they adjust jobs to help their workers stay connected and contributing to the workplace.

Formalizing a modified work program

Workers and employers can plan ahead and work together to identify safe return-to-work options.

Training-on-the-job (TOJ) program

This program is designed to help people who are no longer able to go back to their regular job or employer. The worker develops skills and gains work experience while you receive financial help from WCB during the training period.