Information for International Students Looking for Fieldwork in Canada
National Fieldwork Placement Service
We invite you to visit the National Fieldwork Placement Service (NFPS) website for information for international students looking for fieldwork in Canada.
In the fall of 2005, Megram Consulting Services Ltd., a full-service association management company, was asked by the Association of Canadian Occupational Therapy University Programs (ACOTUP) to assume responsibility for placing their students out-of-catchment nationally. A fieldwork placement service had originally been established by CAOT who transferred responsibility to the OT Department at the University of Western Ontario and then to McMaster University prior to the creation of the National Fieldwork Placement Service (NFPS). NFPS was established to perform this function for the OT profession and for others, should it be needed.
Since 2005, NFPS has developed policies and procedures and is able to deal with an ever-increasing number of applications. NFPS has a success rate of at least 70 per cent for each academic year and is determined to see that rate increase over the coming years.
NFPS is actively seeking new partners in other professions so that this service can be offered to reduce university staff workloads while retaining their control over their specific requirements.
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