Federal Workers' Compensation Service

In partnership with the provincial workers’ compensation boards, the Federal Workers’ Compensation Service (FWCS) processes compensation claims submitted by federal employees who have suffered a work-related injury or illness.

Services and information

Compensation for federal workers

Workers who suffer an occupational injury or illness related to their employment may be eligible to claim compensation.

Compensation for survivors of employees slain on duty

Spouse and children of specified employees who are slain on duty may be eligible to claim compensation.

Compensation for locally engaged employees

Foreign citizens hired by the federal government may be eligible for compensation if they suffer a workplace injury or illness.

Compensation for merchant seamen

Merchant seamen injured on the job may be eligible to receive health benefits and medical compensation.

Compensation for federal inmates

Federal inmates injured while participating in a Correctional Service Canada program may be entitled to claim benefits.

Internet National Injury Compensation System claims data

Web-based software that grants access to federal employers to track and analyze compensation claims data.

Interpretations, Policies and Guidelines (IPGs)

Federal Workers’ Compensation Service IPGs clarify specific requirements of the Government Employees Compensation Act.

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