Insurance WSIB coverage is available for paid interns through their placement employer.
Site-Specific Training As a legal requirement under the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act, it is mandatory that external placement employers provide site-specific safety training to their interns. In addition, employers also need to complete the Placement Employer Safety Orientation Checklist (DOC) with the intern on the first day of placement. The intern will need to sign the checklist to confirm that they have received the training. Once completed, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
EHS Awareness eLearning Module Ryerson students placed as interns with external employers are required to complete basic online training to stay safe and informed in the workplace. The EHS Awareness eLearning module will prepare interns to be safe and informed in the workplace, providing students with the tools they need to understand their rights and responsibilities as an employee in Ontario. Please note that this course is not a replacement for the placement employer’s mandatory, site-specific training. This training was created in compliance with Ontario MOL Regulation 297/13.
Work Term Reports Students are required to submit two reports/evaluations:
Student Midterm Internship (to identify any issues that may arise early in the internship);
Final Work Term Report.
Grading This course (WKT99B) is graded on a Pass (PSD) / (F) Fail basis. A PSD grade has no numerical value and is not included in a student's grade point average; a failure is graded as 'F', however, and is included in a student's grade point average.
The internship grade (Pass or Fail) is based on:
Adherence to the working practices of the host organization;
Complying with the internal rules and regulations of the host organization;
Respecting the start and end dates of the internship specified in the formal offer;
Completion of the contractual obligations to the employer;
Submission of BOTH mid-term and final evaluations;
Submission of Supervisor evaluations (midterm and final).
Students will be notified by the IIP Assistant when each report/evaluation is to be submitted.
Failure to complete any of the above obligations will result in a failure and a grade of F will be assigned to your WKT99A/B.
OSAP Students who attend Ryerson on government assistance like the Ontario Student Assistance Program(OSAP) are eligible to participate in the internship process. However, optional internship work terms are not eligible to receive a Confirmation of Interest Free status for their existing OSAP loans. Optional internship work terms are not required in order to graduate. For additional information please visit Student Financial Assistance.
Can I take courses while on a work term? Taking day school courses during the semester of a work term is NOT permitted. Credit will not be given for a work term during which time the student has also taken courses. While we recommend that students devote their full attention to their employers while at work, students may choose to complete a course through Continuing Education (Chang School) during a work term.If you would like to take a course through the Chang School, please complete the Chang School Permission formand email it to email@example.com for processing.
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