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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…

COVID-19, Member resources
BCWC survey highlights WIL employer response to pandemic and future outlook

In June 2020, while we were all striving to grasp the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on opportunities for WIL students and adjust our plans, the BC WIL Council (BCWC) decided to take action by reaching out directly to existing WIL employers and community partners to better understand their…

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…

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BC MindReader survey reveals workplaces’ need for education and support

In September, ACE-WIL BC/Yukon partnered with the BC Chamber of Commerce on a survey through the Chamber’s BC MindReader™ platform, which gathers opinions and insight from businesses across BC. The goal of the research was to understand employer perspectives regarding work-integrated learning (WIL), including their awareness of the different types…

Announcements, Member resources
New Regional Hub for Employers on Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island University (VIU) and North Island College (NIC) are working together to boost work-integrated learning (WIL) opportunities for students and support employer access to the workforce of the future.

An Employer Facing Resource

Launched in October 2020, the Vancouver Island Work Integrated Learning (VIWIL) hub is a website…

Member resources, Past Events
Takeaways from the October 27th Town Hall

The October 27th Town Hall on support strategies was hosted BC Campus advisor Helena Prins and facilitated by ACE-WIL President Jennie Nilsson. The Town Hall included a student panel, a presentation on creative ways to be ergonomic while working from home and an update on upcoming events.

Student Panel


Announcements, COVID-19, Funding, Member resources
Work-Integrated Learning Projects Making Progress Across BC

Significant progress is being made on the 66 projects funded under the BC Government Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) Initiative. Project coordinators across the BC Post Secondary Institutions (PSIs) are busy working hard to adapt to the realities of COVID-19 and complete projects that will have positive impacts on employers, WIL practitioners,…

Member resources, Past Events
Recap: ACE-WIL Town Hall - Let’s Connect!

In case you missed the latest ACE-WIL Virtual Town Hall, “Let’s Connect” (Sept 29), here’s a quick recap… The session was hosted by Helena Prins, Advisor, BCcampus and was facilitated by Jennie Nilsson, ACE-WIL BC/Yukon President. Noteworthy updates and highlights included:

ACE-WIL/BC Chamber partnership project- snapshot data from a recent…
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Get ready for virtual recruiting this Fall

On July 14 and 15, 2020, Brainstorm Strategy Group hosted a virtual Campus Recruiting Forum, to give participants the opportunity to explore how to optimize virtual recruiting heading into Fall. Moving to virtual means that organizations need to be more thoughtful in their approach to students. Here’s how WIL practitioners can help.