Alberta – Student Insurance for Practicum / Clinical Placements

Insurance for UBC students participating in Practicum/Clinical Placements in the Province of Alberta (Optional Coverage)

Students completing the practicum portion of their studies in Alberta are NOT covered by Workplace Compensation Board of Alberta (WCB) if they experience work related illness or injury while doing their practicum. Therefore, departments sending practicum/clinical placements to Alberta may obtain optional WCB coverage for their students.

Which UBC students are covered under practicum/clinical placement insurance in Alberta?

  • Students completing the practicum portion of their studies in Alberta may be covered if WCB coverage is obtained

How to obtain WCB practicum/clinical placement insurance for UBC students in Alberta?

      • To obtain coverage, the department must complete the following survey prior to the start of the placement
      • The following information will be needed in order to complete the registration
        • Name of academic program
        • Legal name of students
        • Start date of placement
        • End date of placement
        • Total number of days worked
        • Placement institution name
        • Placement institution address
        • Department contact and email address

How to obtain a WCB clearance certificate for practicum/clinical placement insurance for UBC students in Alberta?

      • If a practicum/clinical placement student needs to obtain a clearance certificate, please contact Safety & Risk Services

How to make a claim under practicum/clinical placement insurance for UBC students in Alberta?

      • If a practicum/clinical placement student has seen a doctor or has missed time from work as a result of a work related injury/illness, a claim must be filed with WCB
      • Both the student and his/her supervisor must complete this online report

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