MACP students generally begin practicum in trimester six and finish at the end of trimester seven. All practicums must be officially approved by the Department of Field Training the trimester prior to the student beginning practicum. To receive approval for a practicum plan, students must submit a successfully completed Practicum Application to the Department of Field Training by the established deadlines. Additionally, students must take note of the requirements for any additional documentation from Supervisors, earlier deadlines, and/or additional documents for their application submission for work and international placements. To begin your application process, start here:
Each trimester has its own practicum application deadlines ending at 11:55pm Atlantic Time (AT) on their respective day. These deadlines are specified below:
It is very important that all students confirm with their proposed practicum site whether additional documents are required for their placement; generally, these will be:
Because it is the University’s responsibility to ensure students have acquired the document(s), students must submit proof of the required document(s) as part of the Practicum Application. Failure to submit required documentation will delay the processing of a student’s application and may impact whether the student will be able to begin practicum on time. It is important you find out early on if any/all of these are required by your site, to give yourself enough time to secure them for your application.
Students must confirm with their proposed practicum site whether they must acquire a Criminal Record Check and potentially also a Vulnerable Sector Check. Please ensure that you begin this process early so you will obtain all of the necessary documents prior to submitting your practicum application. Failure to submit this required documentation will delay the processing of your application and may affect whether you will be able to begin practicum on time.
CRC procedures vary, depending on geographical location, which can affect the length of time it takes to obtain a CRC, i.e. wait time can be much longer in a large, urban center than in a rural area. Students must be aware of the process for their area and plan accordingly. It is important that the CRC is obtained from a reputable site (such as a local police station).
Here are some common scenarios we have encountered, which you may find helpful:
Here you will find the Practicum Student Information form which should be downloaded and filled out with the requested information.
As mentioned earlier in this section, and throughout this website, your Practicum Application may require additional documents that you should submit alongside your PSI (Practicum Student Information) form. Be mindful of the Deadlines specified earlier in this section.
It is recommended students start preparing their application early in the trimester prior to starting practicum, to ensure that you have an adequate amount of time to secure both a Site and a Supervisor for your Practicum.
Please Note: Students are not to contact the Department of Field Training to inquire about the status of their application as this will slow down the approval process.
All students eligible to start practicum but who are not submitting a Practicum Placement Application must complete this form and submit it below. You are eligible for practicum when you have successfully completed all academic courses.
Note: this form is valid for one term only. Students must submit a new form for each subsequent term in which they are eligible for practicum and do not submit a Practicum Placement Application.