As of May 1, 2023, the Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba (WCB) has expanded compensation coverage for psychological injuries caused by excessive workload.
The WCB of Manitoba says that in order to be classified as a traumatic event, the workload would have to be deemed “excessive in nature, occur over a lengthy period of time, and be unusual in comparison to the pressures and tensions experienced in normal employment.” The WCB said daily pressures of work and life, as well as everyday workplace acts including discipline, transfers, and demotions, are not considered accidents under the policy. This updated coverage is generally aligned with the policies of other provinces.
For questions or more information contact
Director, Government Relations (Prairies)