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Announcements, COVID-19, Employer resources, Member resources
As post-pandemic recovery continues, BC organizations plan to ramp up post-secondary student hiring
News Release

As organizations across BC pivot to the post-pandemic reality, workplaces with a history of hiring work-integrated learning (WIL) students say they expect to return to typical hiring levels, and in some industry sectors, WIL hirings are expected to surpass historical norms.

According to a…

Announcements, Employer resources, Member resources
Surveys reveal how the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery has impacted hiring of BC post-secondary students
News Release

According to results from surveys conducted in Fall 2020 and Spring 2021, as BC navigated the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, employers and community partners who typically hire students through work-integrated learning (WIL) programs initially scaled back on student hiring but expect to be at 98% of their…

Employer resources
Hiring for and Cultivating Initiative

By Debby Reis

Does the idea of micromanaging a student employee prevent you from hiring a student? You’re not alone. 

The Conference Board of Canada and The Future Skills Centre published an Impact Paper identifying the number one barrier to small and medium sized…

COVID-19, Employer resources, Success Stories
Food Bank Inventory Project- Impact 2020 Story

The Association of Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning BC/Yukon is pleased to recognize international student Shiven Khera who has won an award for his co-op story about creating an inventory management system for the Central Okanagan food bank.

Shiven worked closely with his supervisor, Associate…

Employer resources, Member resources
Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Toolkit for Employers and Hiring Managers

Students from International Pathways (SFIP) bring diverse and global perspectives to the workplace that can lead to an increase in revenue, innovation, and productivity. Do you want to equip your employer network with tools to support SFIP?

The ACE-WIL Research Committee is delighted to share a toolkit with six easy-to-use resources…

Employer resources, Past Events
Talent MATCH Launches with Intro Webinar!

The Talent MATCH Program is launching with an introductory webinar on March 23 at 2:00pm (PST) and you’re invited!

Talent Match focuses on employers from museums, arts, tourism, culture, and hospitality organizations and helps them find…

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Talent Forward Program Launches

This January, the BC Chamber of Commerce and ACE-WIL launched Talent Forward, a program that seeks to raise awareness in the BC business community about the value of bringing work-integrated learning and co-op students onboard. This program is funded through the Ministry of Advanced Education, Training, and Skills.

Talent Forward helps businesses find the right student talent for their business in…

Employer resources, Past Events
First in series of employer webinars a success

In conjunction with Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of BC & Yukon (CPHR), ACE-WIL facilitated an employer webinar for CPHR members to showcase the benefits of supporting students in WIL opportunities in their organization. Three seasoned WIL HR panelists from MNP, Safe Software and an independent HR consultant discussed the benefits of hiring WIL students and strategies for building WIL programming into their organization.

Employer resources, Past Events
Upcoming webinar series to show workplaces ways to engage WIL students

As businesses and organizations adapt to the demands of the pandemic, they’re looking at new ways of doing things. And that includes considering whether post-secondary students can help them pivot during the recovery. They know that students bring creativity, new skills and energy to an organization. However, bringing a student…

COVID-19, Employer resources, Student Resources
ACE-WIL COVID-19 Toolkit offers employers and community partners tips for success

Remote work, safety protocols and virtual recruiting are now part of our post-COVID reality. That’s why ACE-WIL has created a COVID-19 toolkit with tips and strategies for workplaces as they look to recruit, onboard and work with work-integrated learning (WIL) students.

The Toolkit contains six tipsheets…

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5 top tips for successfully recruiting students in a virtual world

With the potential of economic recovery heading into fall, it would be smart to start looking at how to recruit the best in post-secondary student talent now. Whether you’re looking to get a student onboard as part of a work-integrated learning opportunity or hire a soon-to-be graduate…

Announcements, COVID-19, Employer resources, Funding
New SWPP Measures

UPDATED as of July 20, 2020.

Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) joined CEWIL on Monday, April 6 to announce some temporary flexibility measures for Federal SWPP funding, to be delivered through existing SWPP partners. These measures are expected to be in place until March 2021. Additional measures were revealed…