Field Placement

The classroom provides you with the foundational knowledge required for a career in investigations and the field placement allows you to put that theory into action.

You will have the opportunity to participate in a supervised field placement in the second year of the program in areas such as:

  • bylaw enforcement

  • private investigations

  • investigative and security agencies (private, public and government)

  • fraud investigations

  • customs and immigration

  • corporate security

A second field placement provides you the opportunity to prepare yourself for a career in investigations through activities and workshops led by experts in the field.

International students

International students must have a co-op work permit before starting field placement/clinical/practicum. A co-op work permit is different from your study permit; it is an additional permit that authorizes international students to participate in work that is integral to their program of study.  You will need an up-to-date medical exam by an IRCC approved panel physician before applying for a co-op work permit as you will be working with vulnerable populations in a health, community or medical field.

Ask MacEwan International about the documents you need to apply. You should apply for a co-op work permit 4-6 months before the start of your field placement/clinical/practicum as current IRCC processing times are lengthy.

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