Workers’ comp. for federal workers not limited by provincial rules

N.B. tribunal’s application of provincial limitations on mental stress claims thrown out by court but federal employee’s claim still denied
By Jeffrey R. Smith
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 10/13/2010

Federal vs. provincial benefits regime

Federal governmentemployees who are injured at work and seek workers’ compensation benefits are subject to the federal Government Employees’ Compensation Act (GECA). There is no federal workers’ compensation regime and claims are evaluated by the regime of the province or territory where the employee works.