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Placement Process Information

Our placement advisor attempts to match students' interests, skills and career goals with placement organizations; however, while every student will receive a meaningful work opportunity that will contribute to their learning and development as research analysts, we cannot guarantee that a student will be placed with his or her desired organization. Please note the placement timeline. Placements are full-time for 12 weeks, or for a minimum of 400 hours. The placement process is designed to balance students’ interests, skill sets, and aptitudes with placement organizations’ needs and availabilities. Please remember that the placement is a course, with explicit requirements and evaluation.

In preparation for the professionalism required during your placements, you will have the opportunity to develop job-ready skills through the teamwork required to design, execute and present a major research project. These skills include a commitment to collegiality, and respect and empathy for team members’ time, work, property, ideas, and above all, their persons. Students should demonstrate a work ethic that demonstrates a commitment to quality, industriousness, trustworthiness, dependability, reliability, and punctuality. Professionalism is also demonstrated by an openness to constructive feedback, active listening and participation, intellectual humility, integrity, and measured speech. 

Placement Classifications

Placements offered span across a variety of sectors and industries: social research, market research, institutional research, business to business and program evaluation. The goal is to secure paid placements for all students, but due to the nature of certain sectors, unpaid placements may be posted and advertised. It is important to remember that the placement is meant to provide you with the opportunity to apply what you have learned in class to a practical work setting and continue to learn in that professional environment. All placements are assessed to offer a valuable and enriching learning experience.

Most placements are reserved exclusively for Humber RAP students. On occasion, there are placements that are externally competitive and open to students from other colleges and universities. Due to the external nature of these placements, they are more difficult to secure. The RAP placement advisor will alert students to these particular placements and their specific application processes.

We encourage you to also seek and secure your own placement opportunities. Please keep in mind that these opportunities will first need to be discussed with our program team in order to assess suitability and follow set processes and protocols. Please speak with us if you are entertaining this possibility and before you approach the prospective placement organization.

List of Employers From 2018-2019


Bell Media

BrandSpark International

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Canadian Council for Aboriginal Businesses

Humber College Career Centre

Child Welfare Institute is a Branch of Children’s Aid Society

Defence Research and Development Canada

Dig insights


Forum Research

Humber College Program Planning, Development & Renewal

The John Howard Society



London District Catholic School Board


Ontario Ministry of the Solicitor General

MLSE LaunchPad

Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer

Ontario Ministry of Education

OpenLab PODS


Research Management Group

Hoffmann-La Roche Limited

Royal Ontario Museum

The Hospital for Sick Children

Tellwut Corporation

The Logit Group

Toronto District School Board



Yellow Brick House

Campaign Research

County of Wellington Early Years Division or Social Services, County of Wellington


Humber College International Centre

Humber College Math and Writing Centre


Loblaw Companies Limited


Mental Health Research Canada

Multi-Health Systems Inc.


Peel District School Board

Rotman Research Institute

The Evidence Network

Geopolitical Economy Research Group