New Student Placement Agreement Requests
While we make our best effort to accommodate student preferences for specific locations, students may only complete practicum placements within organizations with which we have formal signed student placement or affiliation agreements. For students outside of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), especially outside of Ontario, we may not able to secure placements close to where they reside. Students may need to relocate or travel to complete some or all of their practicum experiences. Agreements in the U.S. and other provinces in Canada have been particularly challenging to negotiate in the past due to liability, tax forms, and insurance issues.
Depending on provincial and agency policies, there may be restrictions to place our students. Please note we currently do not have a signed agreement with health authorities for Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia, and PEI. As well, there is uncertainty as to other parts of Canada. Quebec does not accept Ontario NP students and some regions give preference to place their own undergraduate and graduate nursing students. If an out-of-town placement agency does not agree to sign the University of Toronto student placement agreement, a proposed placement will not be possible.
We will explore new student placement opportunities when possible. Any negotiations with legal counsel resulting from changes to the existing UofT template for student placement agreements can take more than a year to resolve.
If you would like the Faculty of Nursing to explore a new student placement agreement, please provide us with the following information: