Student WCB

Section 7(1)(c) of the General Regulations to the Workers’ Compensation Act of Alberta states that students registered in and physically attending an Alberta public post-secondary institution operating under the Post-Secondary Learning Act are considered workers of the Government of Alberta and have WCB coverage under the government’s worker’s compensation account.

WCB coverage also extends to such students while they are participating in or attending work experience or practicum placements in Alberta that are part of their studies.

WCB coverage also extends to such students registered in and physically attending an Alberta public post-secondary institution while they are participating in work experience or practicum placement outside of Alberta, provided they meet the criteria relating to Section 28(1) of the Workers’ Compensation Act:

1. Student is a resident of Alberta

2. Student is attending the institution

3. Course is a recognized program

4. Practicum is required as part of the course

5. Period of time is less than 12 continuous months

6. Confirmation the province or country where going will accept the extension of coverage