Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Digital

When & where
  • NS
  • -
Who it's for
  • Post-Secondary Students

ICTC's WIL Digital program supports post-secondary students experiential learning opportunities to develop technical, foundational, and work-ready skills while they work in Canada's digital economy. 


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
  • Students with disabilities
  • Visible minorities
  • Newcomers to Canada
  • First-year students



  • You are a Canadian Citizen, a Permanent Resident or a Protected Person as defined by the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
  • You are registered or enrolled at a Canadian post-secondary education institution and are able to provide proof of full-time or part-time enrolment during placement
  • You are legally entitled to work in Canada


International students 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.


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)