As of September 2013, the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU) has released an on-line process for the collection of information related to WSIB insurance coverage.
Process for Workplace Safety and Insurance Board coverage:
The MCU has implemented a new streamlined process for students enrolled in an approved Ontario college program that requires them to complete unpaid work placements.
The Workplace Educational Placement Agreement (WEPA) Form has been replaced by the Postsecondary Student Unpaid Work Placement Workplace Insurance Claim Form. Placement Employers and Training Agencies (colleges) are not required to complete and sign the online Postsecondary Student Unpaid Work Placement Workplace Insurance Claim Form for each student completing an unpaid work placement in order to be eligible for WSIB coverage or private insurance. Instead, this form only needs to be completed when submitting a claim resulting from an on-the-job injury/disease. Please note that colleges will be required to enter their MCU - issued Firm Number in order to complete the online claim form.
The new form has been posted on the Ministry’s public website at:
- Postsecondary Student Unpaid Work Placement Workplace Insurance Claim (opens new window) (English)
- Postsecondary Student Unpaid Work Placement Workplace Insurance Claim (opens new window) (French)
Please note that all WSIB procedures must be followed in the event of an injury/disease.
Colleges will keep the signed original of the placement letter on file and ensure that Placement Employers have a copy.
The MCU guidelines can be found at the Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities.