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At George Brown College (GBC), we believe the Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) component of our programs to be an opportunity for our students to apply and practice their knowledge, skills and further develop their passion for their chosen industry in a real-work setting. The Centre for Hospitality & Culinary Arts (CHCA) is committed to a process which will provide students with practical learning experiences under the direct supervision of qualified and experienced leaders in the hospitality industry. Quality placements are not possible without the support of our industry partners who play a critical role in mentoring and helping to develop new professionals into the industry.


As an Industry Field Partner, you commit to making the placement a valuable and meaningful learning experience by delivering the following:

  • Submitting a description of the placement in the Application form, including planned duties for the student
  • Signing the WSIB Letter to Employer (unpaid placements only) and notifying the college of any on the job injuries which result in medical attention provided to the student;
  • Providing the student with an orientation and a copy of a company handbook, where available;
  • By collaborating with the student in helping to develop learning objectives which are then measured at the end of the placement in the final evaluation;
  • By providing the student with constructive feedback in order to help them develop their skills;
  • By verifying the hours worked and completing an “Employer Evaluation of Student”

Program Overview


Minimum 24 hours per week for 14 weeks | Can be paid or unpaid | Diploma Students (2 year programs)


Full-time for 14 weeks | Must be remunerated | Degree Students (4 year programs) | Opportunity to claim a tax credit


Becoming an Industry Field Partner is not a guarantee that a student will join you. The process is competitive in that students are trained and encouraged to apply and interview with more than one industry partner. Students are attracted to postings that are truly competitive by nature of the learning they provide, the dedicated mentorship and understanding of student needs, and compensation.


  • Fall (September - December)
  • Winter (January - April)
  • Spring (May - August)

Recruitment begins 4 months prior to each term.


Chef School

Daniel Vasquez
Coordinator, CHCA Externships & Co-op
416-415-5000 ext. 2791

School of Hospitality & Tourism Management

Andrea E. Low
Coordinator, CHCA Externships & Co-op
416-415-5000 ext. 3828

Next Steps

  • Contact a Coordinator for an application form
  • Complete an application form; your opportunity will be reviewed and if appropriate, posted on our WIL system
  • Résumés for your review and consideration will be sent to you
  • You will interview at your convenience. However, the sooner you interview, the greater the pool of applicants available for your position(s)
  • After the interviews, please inform us of whom you have hired
  • Students will follow up with forms for signature: Learning Agreement & WSIB Forms (for unpaid placements) at the beginning of the placement, and the Evaluation at the end of the placement
  • A WIL Office Representative will be in touch for a work site visit, if required