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Workers who suffer an employment injury may receive compensation from the CNESST.

When a worker is absent for fewer than 14 days because of an employment injury, the employer must pay them 90% of their net income.
Following an employment injury, after the period provided for the worker to exercise their right to return to work has expired, the CNESST may assume the employer's share of the retirement plan contributions.
The CNESST pays an income replacement indemnity to workers who are unable to work.