Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)



The FAQs contain questions that the Office of the Worker Adviser is frequently asked, with the answers provided. 

The FAQs have been separated into several sections:

  • OWA Services: This section answers broad questions about the OWA and who we can help.

  • Workplace Insurance: This section provides information on the Ontario workplace insurance system.  It also answers questions for workers who have been injured in a workplace accident or who have developed a work-related disease.

  • Occupational Health and Safety Reprisals: This section provides information for workers who have suffered a health and safety reprisal by their employer.

If you would like more information or would like to speak with the OWA about your situation, feel free to contact us.


This publication contains general information only. It is not legal advice about a particular situation and is not intended to replace advice from a qualified representative. This publication was last updated on the revision date listed above.