What it is

WIL Digital stands for Work-Integrated Learning Digital -- ICTC's national program to develop talent for the emerging ICT sectors, support businesses, and increase digital adoption in Canada. Here are some key facts about WIL Digital:

  • WIL Digital provides opportunities for students to work, learn on the job, and contribute to their employers.
  • WIL Digital offers subsidies to employers who create work opportunities for students.
  • WIL Digital creates industry-education partnerships and explores innovative work- integrated learning models.
  • WIL Digital is funded by the Government of Canada's Student Work Placement Program (SWPP)

Why it matters

Canadian employers working in one of these emerging sectors: Advanced Manufacturing, Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Fintech, Intelligent Retail, or Big Data, Clean Tech, Connected transportation, Entertainment and Gaming, e-Health and providing a paid work integrated learning (WIL) experience to a post-secondary student studying full-time in science, technology, engineering, math or business in Canada are eligible to apply to receive a subsidy up to 70% of wages (capped at either $7000 or at the end of 4 months).

Who is eligible

Citizenship and residency status: Canadian Citizen
Permanent Resident
Currently enrolled in: Post Secondary Education

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