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.
Applications for Winter 2023/2024 will be processed starting November 6th, 2023.
All Winter applications will be added to the waitlist and approval is not guaranteed. All Winter applications will be assessed on a first-come, first-served basis, dependent on priority and funding availability. Applicants will receive email notification if their application has been unlocked for editing and submission.
Please Note: We will only accept Winter 2023/2024 placements with start dates from January 2nd, 2024 to March 1st, 2024. All placements must end on or before March 31st, 2024. We encourage you to connect with your regional coordinator for additional insight.
To learn more about the WIL Digital program or for application assistance, please email WIL_Digital@ictc-ctic.ca.