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. 


Application Information


Note: All employers must complete the Eligibility Criteria Pre-screen for each intended application. The option to be waitlisted will only be available to those who are eligible for applications. Apply here.


About the Waitlist: 

All applications are initially placed on the waitlist as a part of the Eligibility Criteria Pre-screen. The process takes 1-2 business days before applications are released. 

When the application is released from the waitlist, an email notification will be sent to invite the employer to complete the application steps and submit the application for review. The review process takes 5-10 business days. 


Summer 2024 

Status: Funding is Available, Applications are Open

Fall 2024

Status: Funding is Available, Applications are Open



Quick Facts

  • 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-integrated learning experience


Read below for a list of ineligibility criteria.

  • Federal, provincial, territorial or municipal governments
  • Organizations which are extensions of a federal, provincial, territorial, or municipal government, such as crown corporations, hospitals, public long-term care facilities, public or private schools, and post-secondary institutions
  • Members of Government
  • Organizations that engage in partisan political activities
  • Financial institutions and services companies, including businesses that underwrite loans or do investments

Common Disqualifiers:

  • Familiar relationships: The student is an immediate family member of himself or another employee, by definition of: father, mother, step-father, step-mother, brother, sister, spouse (including common law), child (including common-law partner), step-child, ward, father in law, mother in law or relative permanently residing in the household of the Employer.
  • International students  
  • The student is a current permanent full-time or part-time employee of the host employer.  
  • The student is a director, officer, manager, founder, shareholder or executive of the Host Employer or any other Company.
  • Retroactive placements 


Please note that this list of exclusions and disqualifiers may not be exhaustive. ICTC reserves the right to amend eligibility criteria at our discretion. 

  1. Confirm your eligibility based on the criteria above.
  2. Visit our application page and click the "APPLY" button.
  3. Log in to Survey Monkey. If you do not have an account with Survey Monkey, please register to gain access to the application portal.
  4. Start the application process, if the Eligibility Criteria section is passed, your application will be waitlisted.
  5. An email notification will be sent providing you with updates on your application's status.

  • Women in STEM
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • Students with disabilities
  • Visible minorities
  • Newcomers to Canada
  • First-year students



To learn more about the WIL Digital program or for application assistance, please email @email.


What is ICTC's WIL Digital?        


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)