Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is experiential learning that occurs either in a workplace setting or with the involvement of a host organization.  Field placement is one type of WIL and is currently offered as mandatory or optional depending on your program of study.  It is a full-time, unpaid opportunity that provides students with intensive, hands-on, practical experience in a setting relevant to their subject of study.


Mandatory Field Placement

To be eligible for mandatory field placement, you need to finish your coursework and complete all pre-placement requirements. You will receive additional information and an application from the Career and Work Integrated Learning Services team, about 6 months prior to your program completion date.

Administrative Professional Certificate

If you started your program Fall 2022 and onwards, your program includes a mandatory field placement for administrative professionals (ADMN1999).  Field Placement is full time (150-180 hours or approximately 4 weeks) and is completed in the semester after your course work is finished. 

Eligibility Criteria and Pre-requisites

Legal Assistant Diploma 

If you started your program Fall 2022 and onwards, your program includes a mandatory field placement of 150-180 hours (or approximately 4 weeks).  Field Placement for Legal Assistants (LEGL2998) and full time and is completed in the semester after your course work is finished. 

More information will be available in September.


Optional Field Placement

Applications open every semester to eligible students in the following programs:

  • Business Administration Certificate and Diploma
  • Human Resources Certificate 
  • Hospital Unit Clerk
  • Legal Assistant Diploma (Program start date prior to Fall 2022)
  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Veterinary Office Assistant

Eligibility Criteria and Pre-requisites


"The Chiu School of Business’ coordination of students and industry hosts for practicum placement was instrumental for me.  The opportunity to prove myself with a prospective employer and ultimately secure full-time employment would not have been possible without practicum or the support of the Chiu School of Business."   —  Adrienne Lefaivre, Graduate of the Administrative Professional Certificate

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