ICTC's WIL Digital program provides employers with wage subsidies to provide a meaningful work-integrated learning placement to post-secondary students.
WIL Digital is an innovative work placement program that benefits both employers and students. WIL Digital helps employers grow their businesses by providing a wage subsidy to hire post-secondary students while students gain meaningful work experience and on-the-job learning. WIL Digital is funded by the Government of Canada's Student Work Placement Program (SWPP). ICTC is among the first organizations to deliver this program.
In addition to work-integrated learning, ICTC also offers access to exclusive e-learning courses. Through taking these courses WIL Digital students develop foundational technology, business, and entrepreneurship skills.
WIL Digital provides employers with a wage subsidy of up to 50% of a student’s salary up to $5,000, or 70% up to $7,000 for underrepresented students.
Underrepresented groups include:
- Women in STEM,
- Indigenous Peoples,
- Students with disabilities
- Visible minorities
- Newcomers to Canada
- First-year students
- You are a registered business or not-for-profit organization in Canada
- You provide a safe workplace
- You have general liability insurance
- You hire the student on payroll (not as a contractor)
- You have the financial capacity to hire a student for the full work term, pay them consistently, and on time
- You are able to provide a meaningful work-learning experience
Post-Secondary Institutions and Financial Institutions do not qualify.
The Summer 2023 WIL Digital applications are closed.
While we are accepting Fall applications to our waitlist, we cannot guarantee approval. Fall applications will be assessed on a first-come, first-served basis, depending on priority and funding availability. Please be aware that due to the high volume of applications, you will only receive a notification if your application has been unlocked for editing and submission.
To learn more about WIL Digital or for application assistance, please email @email.