Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Digital

When & where
  • Canada
  • -
Who it's for
  • Registered businesses or not-for profit organizations in Canada

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
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  • 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 means to pay your portion of the salary and benefits
  • You are able to provide a meaningful work-learning experience


Post-Secondary Institutions and Financial Institutions do not qualify.


The Winter 2023 WIL Digital application deadline is March 17, 2023. Winter applications after this date will not be accepted. 
Summer applications are now open! 
ICTC encourages you to submit a WIL Digital application as funding is available for the Spring/Summer! Don’t wait – APPLY NOW!

active WIL e-Learning courses


employers have participated between 2017- Oct 31st 2022


job placements between 2017- Oct 31st, 2022


students that identified as underrepresented 


Post-secondary Education Institutions, Industry Associations, Indigenous Organizations


Funded by the Government of Canada’s Student Work Placement Program (SWPP)