If your cancer resulted from your work, for example through exposure to toxic chemicals, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation agencies in each province and territory will pay part of your wages until you are able to return to work. They may also pay for rehabilitation and vocational rehabilitation services to help you get ready to go back.
Workers’ compensation laws protect employees’ right to return to their workplaces after or during recovery. To learn more about workers’ compensation in Canada, read Compensation 101 from AWCBC. See their website for a list of federal and provincial workers’ compensation agencies.