Workers Compensation Board of Prince Edward Island

Return to Work

The WCB assists workers in remaining at work, or returning to work, after a workplace injury or illness.

If your injury prevents you from performing your regular job duties, the WCB will work with you, your employer and your healthcare provider to develop a timely and safe return to work.

Timely ...because it is important to return to work as soon as medically possible following a work-related injury. Research shows that the longer a worker is away from work, the less likely he or she is to return to work.

Safe ...because your return to work plan is designed specifically around your capabilities and the suitable work available.

A timely and safe return to work can help you recover more quickly. Remaining active, productive and connected to your workplace contributes to the healing process, strengthening your mind and body.

A return to work plan is a program which can include:
  • Gradual building of hours and/or duties through an easeback program.
  • Modified or alternate work which may or may not be part of your pre-injury duties.
  • Work conditioning to build strength and stamina.
In the event that your injury results in impairment and loss of earnings, the WCB will work with you to develop a vocational rehabilitation plan.

If you have any questions about your timely and safe return to work, please discuss them with your entitlement officer or case management team. More information can also be found in the Returning to Work is Important for Workers brochure and the WCB's return to work policies.

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