Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Coverage
Points to Remember (Updated January, 2010)
Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) coverage for students participating in work experience is outlined in Policy/Program Memorandum 76A available at: www.edu.gov.on.ca/extra/eng/ppm/76a-95.html
For further information see: WSIB Operational policy manual: Students in Work Education Programs
WSIB coverage is provided for students involved in cooperative education programs, work experience, job shadowing/twinning (of more than one day) who are fourteen years of age or older. The coverage does not extend to students who are placed as teacher’s aides in a school classroom or shop where they are under the supervision of a teacher.