Worker's Compensation Benefits Guidelines
To ensure all nursing students are eligible for workers' compensation benefits if they sustain an injury during the course of a work-based learning assignment (practicum), and to comply with health region policies.
All nursing students will complete the 'Consents and Agreement' section of Schedule "B"- Work-Based Learning Consent and Agreement form for each placement during the course of their program.
- WCB forms will be provided to each student for each placement.
- WCB forms must be signed by the student and returned to the College of Nursing prior to the start of each placement.
- Original signed copies of WCB forms will be retained by the College of Nursing for a minimum of two years from the completion of the placement to correspond with provincial statutes.
- In the event of an injury sustained during a placement, procedures and related consent and claim forms are available from the Course Coordinator.
The Worker's Compensation Board (the Board) has signed a memorandum with Saskatchewan Learning and has passed a policy under authority of The Worker's Compensation Act, 1979 (the Act) with a view to ensure that a student participating in Saskatchewan in a program and for whom consents and agreements are completed, is eligible for worker's compensation and is subject to legal rights, benefits, obligations and restrictions while placed with a local employer, as if the student was a worker in the course of employment.
Note: Coverage is not applicable to any placement or portion of a placement that takes place outside of Saskatchewan.