ICTC’s WIL Digital is an innovative Work Integrated Learning program that helps employers grow their business by providing financial assistance for hiring post-secondary students into meaningful work-integrated learning opportunities. ICTC’s WIL Digital wage subsidy program is funded by the Government of Canada’s Student Work Placement Program and is available for employers hiring an eligible student as an employee in a position relevant to the digital economy.
AVAILABILITY: Contact ICTC for updated availability
- Elizabeth Mills, Senior Director, Skills Development
- Tim Perron, Atlantic Regional Coordinator (NB, NL, NS, PE)
- Alexandria Chaisson, Partnership Coordinator (QC)
- Shaudae Murray, Outreach Coordinator (ON)
- Cheryl Serpanchy, Western Regional Coordinator (BC, AB, SK, MB)
PRE-APPROVAL PROCESS: A pre-approval process for employers that have not yet identified their future students is not currently available. To find our more, please contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org
WIL Digital subsidies are offered to eligible companies and not-for-profit organizations across Canada to hire full-time or part-time students for full-time or part-time work placements within the Digital Economy to provide them with opportunities to gain work experience and skills while contributing to their employers growth.
Requirements for Students:
- Be registered full-time or part-time in an Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, or Business Program within publicly funded Canadian post-secondary institution, regardless of age
- Have Canadian citizenship or Permanent Resident or Refugee Status
- Be legally entitled to work in Canada
- Provide proof of Enrollment/ registration
- Provide proof of Citizenship / Residency
Subsidies of 75% of wages paid to a maximum of $7500 to provide students with meaningful WIL opportunities that develop foundational and entrepreneurship/business skills; [applicable to all wages earned on or after May 25, 2020 until March 31, 2021
For any placement that started prior to May 25, 2020, the following categories will apply:
- 50% of the student’s salary, up to $5,000; or
- 70% of the student’s salary, up to $7,000, if the student falls within one of the following under-represented groups: Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), Indigenous students, recent immigrants, students with disabilities, and first-year students.
Does the employer need to have a candidate before applying?
No – The student needs to be selected before the application can be fully approved, but an employer can start their application and save their progress at any time.
If there are questions on company, position or student eligibility, please reach out to your regional representative, or contact our team at WIL_Digital@ictc-ctic.ca.
How to apply:
CEWIL SWPP Contact:
- Michael Andich - George Brown College (C)
2019 Webinar: ICTC’S WIL Digital Program
ICTC hosted a webinar on December 4, 2019 from 1:00 - 2:00 PM ET. The webinar has been recorded and posted here for anyone who was not able to attend (slides) See below for French version
Webinaire: Conseil des technologies de l’information et des communications (CTIC)