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Student Placements

Welcome Students! Prior to submitting a student placement application, please ensure you review the important information below. Please note, placement opportunities are dependent on program capacity and availability.

Affiliation Agreement

Before a student placement can begin, educational institutions must have a signed Affiliation Agreement with the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit (LGLDHU). Affiliation Agreements outline the roles, responsibilities, and legal accountabilities between the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit and the educational institution. This process can take up to three months so please consider this in the timing of your application.

Unpaid Student Placements

Unpaid post-secondary student placement opportunities are offered in a variety of disciplines including, but not limited to the following:

  • Nursing
  • Health Office Administration
  • Speech Pathologists/Communicative Disorders Assistants
  • Dietetics
  • Graduate Students

Paid Student Placements

Paid post-secondary student placement opportunities are available to students who are required to complete a paid placement/practicum as part of their academic program, or are hired by the LGLDHU to support identified projects.

  • Not accepting applications for PHI student placements’ at this time.

Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for a student placement, you must meet the eligibility criteria below (*students attending post-secondary educational institutions outside of Ontario are bound by the legislation of the province of Ontario and must provide proof of comparable coverage):

  • Currently enrolled in a post-secondary educational institution in Ontario registered with the Ministry of Colleges and Universities of Ontario*.
  • Placement is a curriculum requirement for graduation from your academic program.
  • A current Affiliation Agreement between LGLDHU and your educational institution.
  • A Criminal Record Check/Vulnerable Sector Check in accordance with LGLDHU.
  • Immunizations in accordance with LGLDHU policy (i.e. proof of Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis, Polio, MMR, Seasonal Influenza and COVID-19). Students with potential contact with blood, body fluids, sharps and/or blood contaminated items also require Hepatitis B series.
  • Mantoux Skin Testing in accordance with LGLDHU.
  • Confirmation of WSIB coverage through the Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities.
  • Certificate of Registration from the College of Nurses of Ontario (RPN-RN, Post RN, Masters in Nursing, and Nurse Practitioner students only).
  • Car and Insurance. Some placements may require the use of a motor vehicle. When applicable, proof of valid motor vehicle liability insurance will be requested.

Application Process

Prior to submitting a student placement application, please ensure you review the important information above. Please submit your application according to the request deadlines below.

  • Fall Term (September-December): June 15
    • Reply from LGLDHU: July 15
  • Winter (January-April): October 15
    • Reply from LGLDHU: November 15
  • Spring/Summer (May-August): February 15
    • Reply from LGLDHU: March 15

*Graduate Students and PHIs, please submit applications as per program requirements.

Student Placement Application


LGLDHU accepts student placements based on fit of the request, number of student placement requests, availability of preceptors and program needs.

Some applicants (e.g. Graduate Students), may be interviewed to ensure the student has the knowledge, skills and abilities to complete a successful placement.

Prior to the start of the student placement, students will receive a confirmation letter confirming start/end dates, assigned preceptor and orientation dates.

Please direct all student placement questions to our Professional Practice Coordinator at Student Placement Coordination [email protected]