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
- 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 Summer 2023 WIL Digital applications are closed.
While we are accepting Fall applications to our waitlist, we cannot guarantee approval. Fall applications will be assessed on a first-come, first-served basis, depending on priority and funding availability. Please be aware that due to the high volume of applications, you will only receive a notification if your application has been unlocked for editing and submission.
To learn more about WIL Digital or for application assistance, please email WIL_Digital@ictc-ctic.ca.