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Work Placement for Students

Programs with Work Placement

Benefits to Students

  • Real life on the job training
  • Potential bridging into a permanent position
  • Opportunity to apply learned skills

Student Eligibility

All students must meet the following requirements in order to participate in a work placement:

  • Be registered as a full-time student in the program
  • Pass every course in the program prior to starting the work placement
  • Be eligible to work in Canada – The student must be either a Canadian Citizen, Landed Immigrant or hold a valid work permit / VISA. Please note that some coop position may be open to Canadian Citizens only.
  • Though Cégep Heritage College will assist student in trying to secure a work placement, it is ultimately the student’s responsibility to find a work placement.


Your program will equip you with the appropriate academic, practical and workplace knowledge and skills you need to enable you to succeed in a work term placement. A brief overview of the procedure:

  1. The Work Placement Coordinator directs suitable placements to eligible students.
  2. The student responds to employers offers and actively searches for jobs on his/her own ensuring that all work place offers are approved by the Work Placement Coordinator.
  3. The student forwards his/her application (cover letter and resume saved as one document) to the Work Placement Coordinator.
  4. The Work Placement Coordinator organizes the interview process (either at the College or on location).
  5. The employer advises the Work Placement Coordinator which student(s) he/she wishes to hire.
  6. The student and employer sign a Work Contract Agreement (copies to the student, employer and coordinator) and arrange their first day with the employer (start date, time, location, security pass/sign in procedure etc).
  7. The Work Placement Coordinator liaises with the employer and student for the duration of the placement and resolves any issues.
  8. The employer provides feedback regarding the student’s performance to the student and Work Placement Coordinator.
  9. The employer completes the Work Placement Evaluation and returns it to the Work Placement Coordinator in the final week of the term.

While on placement, students act as ambassadors of the College and its program and should, therefore, conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times.

During your work term, you must comply with the rules and regulations of your employer, notify him/her if you are going to be unavoidably absent or late, and commit to the placement for the entire duration. Leaving a work term placement prior to completion has serious repercussions for you, the College and future students and could result in a fail for the work-term.

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For more information, please contact Celina Fleury-Gow at 819-778-2270, ext. 2804.