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 waitlist for Spring/Summer 2024 applications is currently open. All Spring/Summer placements can begin on April 1st, 2024, and must end by August 31, 2024.
Please note: All employers must complete the eligibility quiz for each application. The option to be waitlisted will only be available for eligible applications. Apply here.
Waitlist: Due to the high volume of applications, all applications will be waitlisted and assessed on a first-come, first-served basis, depending on priority and funding availability. If the application is removed from the waitlist, an email notification will be sent to the employer to complete the application steps and submit the application for review.
To learn more about the WIL Digital program or for application assistance, please email @email.