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A limited number of fourth-year students are granted an opportunity to participate in a learning experience with a community organization. The practicum is an experiential learning tool that provides you with opportunities to acquire workplace skills and knowledge, confront the relationship between theory and practice, and cultivate a sense of personal and professional development. The Practicum course consists of 100 hours of fieldwork, several in-class seminars and a set of academic assignments.

Pre-practicum process

The pre-practicum process commences in the winter of your third year. The Practicum office initiates this process by sending an email to third-year students at the start of the Winter semester. As part of the pre-practicum process, you are expected to acquire a vulnerable sector screening. You are then matched with community organizations based on the goals, interests and learning outcomes identified in verbal and written pre-placement interviews. In consultation with a designated fieldwork supervisor, you will design, manage and receive feedback on a series of self-directed workplace goals and objectives.

View the online version of the faculty's Practicum Manual, which outlines the requirements and timelines. 

For more information, contact the Practicum team at


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Student testimonials

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International Practicum

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Benefits of the Practicum

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