Ontario – Student Insurance for Practicum / Clinical Placements

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

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

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

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

What is not covered under practicum/clinical placement insurance for UBC students in Ontario?

How to obtain WSIB practicum/clinical placement insurance for UBC students in Ontario?

      • 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 WSIB clearance certificate for practicum/clinical placement insurance for UBC students in Ontario?

      • 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 Ontario?

      • 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 WSIB
      • Both the student and his/her supervisor must complete this online report

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