This webinar will:
Present key findings from a program of research on employment-related geographical mobility E-RGM in the Canadian context looking at its impact on the effectiveness of workers’ compensation legislation in a selection of Canadian provinces.
Distinguish challenges that arise for different categories of workers who are injured while engaged in E-RGM, including those engaged in a long daily commute, intraprovincial and interprovincial workers and temporary foreign workers in Canada or Canadian workers engaged in work outside of Canada.
Examine some of the effects of the workers’ compensation process, particularly return-to-work requirements, on workers’ families.
- Workers’ compensation is the oldest social program in Canada, providing coverage to millions of workers since the beginning of the 20th century.
- Why is it that members of the mobile workforce are falling through the cracks? We found that many of these workers are invisible to regulators because of the mobility associated with their work, and that systems are sometimes, but not always, designed to meet their needs.