When a worker is injured or adversely affected by an occupational disease, the WCB's goal is to help that worker return to health and work as soon as possible, ideally with the original employer. However, in some cases injured workers are unable to return to their pre-injury place of employment and, when an injured worker resides in a small or rural community, it can be difficult to find suitable alternate employment. In these cases, the WCB may support the worker in relocating to a different community and labour market.
This policy and guidelines outline the WCB's approach to supporting the relocation of injured workers when it becomes difficult to recover a loss of earning capacity in the home labour market.
This policy is not intended to cover temporary absences due to travel within or outside the province.