Employees Locally Engaged Outside Canada - 602-5-IPG-022

Effective Date: March 1, 1989

1. Purpose

To set out departmental policy and responsibilities regarding compensation coverage under the Government Employees Compensation Act (GECA) available to employees locally engaged outside Canada.

2. Background

Employees locally engaged outside Canada are entitled to worker's compensation pursuant to section 6(2) of the GECA. After receipt of sufficient information, the Injury Compensation Division (ICD) arranges for payment of compensation benefits on behalf of the Minister and approves the period of layoff so that injury-on-duty leave may be granted.

3. Policy

It is the policy of Labour Canada to award compensation, with the Treasury Board's approval, to employees locally engaged outside Canada using generally accepted principles of adjudicating worker's compensation claims with reference to the maximum and minimum monetary benefits provided by Ontario Worker's Compensation legislation. Income replacement is up to 75 per cent of the workers gross income.

4. Responsibilities

4.1 Injury Compensation Division (ICD)

ICD will receive, investigate and adjudicate claims for compensation of employees locally engaged outside Canada arising under section 6(2) of the GECA. The ICD will liaise with the Department of External Affairs and the Department of National Defence concerning the provision of this compensation and it will prepare the necessary correspondence, cheque requisitions, inter-departmental settlement notifications and Treasury Board submissions arising out of the above-mentioned duties.

4.2 Regional Compensation Units (RCUs)

RCUs have no responsibility for handling claims arising under this section. Care should be taken, however, to distinguish between employees locally engaged in Canada who are usually employed outside Canada. Persons engaged in Canada should have their claims sent to the Capital Region RCUs pursuant to section 5 of the GECA.

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