Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB):
The Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development has streamlined the WSIB claims process for students completing unpaid work placements in funding eligible Ministry approved programs through Colleges and Universities.
Under the WSIB Claims process, Training Agencies are:
- Required to have in each student file, a declaration signed by the student indicating that s/he understands that s/he has WSIB coverage while on unpaid work placements.
Required to provide a letter to Placement Employers indicating that:
Placement Employers and Training Agencies are not required to complete and sign the online Postsecondary Student Unpaid Work Placement Workplace Insurance Claim Form for each student in order to secure WSIB coverage;
All WSIB procedures must be followed in the event of an injury/disease; and
Training Agencies will keep a signed original of the placement letter on file and ensure that Placement Employers have a copy.
3. To notify the Placement Employer whenever there are any changes to the work placement.