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Work Education Agreement (Wea)

(Last Updated On: October 16, 2021)

Students who participate in vocational training or experse learning programs and do not receive a salary are considered employees of the Ministry of Education for the purposes of WSIA coverage once the Work Training Agreement (MEA) form is completed and the internship begins (see the “Obtaining WSIA Coverage” section below). The ministry requires school authorities to submit each year the total number of internship hours from September 1 to August 31 (the school year) for which the Ministry of Education has provided WSIA coverage to students participating in each of the following programs: If students receive a salary while participating in work-based education or experiential learning programs, The investment employer is considered an employer under the WSIA and is responsible for providing WSIA coverage. responsible. For these students, a WEA form must be completed and the school authorities must indicate in the appropriate section of the form that it is the employer, not the ministry, that provides WSIA coverage. In the event of an injury or illness in the workplace that requires medical attention from a health professional and/or results in a loss of work time, the school board representative must submit the CSASF employer`s injury or illness report (Form 7) to the CSASF. The form must be submitted to the school within three (3) business days of the student`s notice of injury or illness and received by the CSAFH within seven (7) business days of the student`s registration with the school. The school board representative must also submit a copy of the MEA form if the school committee representative reports the injury or illness to the FASC. The Form 7 report, along with a copy of the WEA form, must also be sent to the ministry and the student. Students are entitled to earnings loss benefits if they suffer an injury or illness during an internship (paid or unpaid) and if this injury or illness causes them to waste internship time and/or part-time work that has nothing to do with the internship. The FASF calculates earnings loss benefits as follows: For more information on the health, safety and well-being of students participating in work or experial learning programs, school boards should consult The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 11 and 12: Co-operative Education, 2018. The following reporting procedures refer to situations where the Department supports FASF services.

In cases where an employer provides CSASA benefits (i.e., H. For a student who is an employee of the placement employer and who receives a salary), the employer must follow the steps required by an employer who reports an injury or illness in the workplace. Students participating in work pedagogy or experiential learning programs must be at least fourteen years of age. Before a student is placed with an employer, school authorities must decide whether the student will be covered by the Ministry of Education or by the placement employer for Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (CSAI) benefits. .

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