The law requires mandatory environmental health and safety awareness training for both paid and unpaid workers, this includes students interns. Employers must take the following steps to ensure interns are entering safe external placements and that the risks are fully understood by all parties. For additional information please refer to Ryerson's Standard Placement Agreement.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Before the Internship Start Date
To avoid additional charges, it is your responsibility toDROP your Fall & Winter courses.
Ensure your ee account is not locked as you will not be able to access the internship portal.
Upload your formal offer to the internship portal.
Ensure you know the logistics of your internship: start date, location work location, work hours etc.
Ensure you have a (SIN) Social Insurance Number.
If you are receiving OSAP, look into OSAP re-payment options.
Update your profile on the Internship Portal (internship start and end date, supervisor contact information etc.)
If you have not already done so, upload your formal offer to the internship portal.
March : Course Intentions for Fall and Winter April - August: Final Evaluations (Student & Supervisor) May: Course Intention Adjustment Period. September: Return to complete final year of study.
Work Term Reports Students are required to submit two reports/evaluations:
Student Midterm Report
Final Work Term Report
CIP Assistant will email current interns to inform them when each report is to be submitted.
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 CIP 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for processing.
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