We all are accountable for taking responsibility for our own health and well-being, however, we may experience a medical illness/injury which requires us to be away from work for a time. Should this occur, if your illness/injury is known initially to be for more than 10 working days or the illness continues for more than 10 working days, the links below provide you all the information you need to understand the process, from the notification stage through to your recovery and return to work.
(Please note: If you have a workplace injury or illness, please do not complete the following steps, please visit our WCB page)
For information on workplace injuries, please review our WCB page)
Please ensure you have read the Checklist before proceeding.
“The CMA recognizes the importance of a patient returning to all possible functional activities relevant to his or her life as soon as possible after an injury or illness. Prolonged absence from one’s normal roles, including absence from the workplace, is detrimental to a person’s mental, physical and social well-being. A safe and timely return to work benefits the patient/employee and his or her family by enhancing recovery and reducing disability. - 2013 Canadian Medical Association Policy Statement