Projects

WIL EDI Resources – Addressing Discrimination and Barriers to Inclusion
This project examines the barriers in WIL specifically faced by marginalized student groups such as international, refugee, LQBTQ2S+ students, students with disabilities, and students from low socio-economic status backgrounds. The project explores tools and resources to help WIL employers and staff effectively address student barriers around discrimination and inclusion. Read More »
ACE-WIL Communications and External Relations
The combined ACE-WIL External Relations and WIL Communications project involved the creation and implementation of a BC WIL Communications Plan to increase brand awareness, and a knowledge and understanding of WIL amongst employers and community partners. Tactics included advertising, website updates, events and developing legacy tools to assist ACE-WIL volunteers. Read More »

Resource Packs

COVID-19 Resources for Employers
In response to the pandemic, ACE-WIL collaborated with post-secondary institutions across BC and the Yukon to help workplaces navigate the recruitment, onboarding, placement, management and evaluation of work-integrated learning students, and to advise on funding and wage subsidies in order for workplaces to achieve their goals and provide opportunities for students. Read More »
Students from International Pathways
Students from International Pathways bring diverse and global perspectives to the workplace that can lead to an increase in revenue, innovation, and productivity. This Resource Pack includes a curated package of resources to help you discover how to access this untapped talent pool to fill work-integrated learning (WIL) opportunities in your organization. Read More »
Funding Resources for Employers
Funding is essential, especially during these challenging times, to ensure that employers and community partners can successfully hire post-secondary students and benefit from their unique ideas, energy and hard work. This resource pack provides information on how you can access these funding opportunities. Read More »

Resources

Ontaria Chamber of Commerce - Talent Opportunities Program (TOP)
The Talent Opportunities Program (TOP) is designed to help employers located anywhere in Canada hire college and university students on work placements. Employers must be a registered Canadian business or not-for-profit organization and may operate in any industry sector. Students from all post-secondary programs are eligible, however they must have… Read More »
Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (ECM) - WILWorks
The WILWorks program supports Canada’s manufacturing related sub-sectors and supply chain employers (e.g. North American Industry Classification – NAICS codes 31-33). The WILWorks program will support manufacturers hiring student talent through internships, co-op placements, practicums or applied research projects, in either direct or indirect roles, for 6-16 weeks. Eligible students… Read More »
Talent MATCH Introductory Webinar
This webinar recording includes information on the Talent MATCH Program, the benefits of hiring a student, an explanation on the different forms of work integrated learning, and a presentation from TECHNATION, a Student Work Placement Project delivery organization on how to apply for a wage subsidy. Two co-op students also… Read More »