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A pilot program was launched in May 2008 between St. Lawrence College and the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities(MTCU) to review the current practice of ensuring students on placement, the college and their agencies have the proper documentation to ensure Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) coverage.

St. Lawrence College, Kingston campus, School of Health Sciences is collaborating with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities to pilot a new streamlined process for students registered in school sanctioned unpaid clinical placements. The requirement to complete the MTCU Work/Education Placement Agreement/Post Secondary form for each student is waived. However, the process for completing the WSIB Form 7 in the event of a workplace injury or disease remains in place and is to be submitted by the college to WSIB within 3 business days.

Students from health sciences program on placement are covered by Workplace Safety and Insurance Board(WSIB) coverage in the event of an incident.

To be eligible:

  • A student must be currently registered in the program; 
  • The placement must be sanctioned by the educational institution; 
  • The student must not be paid for the placement.