Five steps to get started with a work-integrated learning student
1. Determine your goal
Take a look within your organization. Where could a student help? Are there staffing gaps that need to be filled? Do you have projects you’d finally like to get off the back burner? Are you looking ahead to permanent hiring and want to check out student talent to get a head start? Or perhaps you want to help mentor students to help build a stronger future workforce?
2. Narrow down your needs
What skills will the WIL student need in order to help you accomplish your goal? Are there specific courses or program they’ll need to have completed first? How much time will they be spending with your organization: a few weeks, a few months, or longer?
3. Research WIL programs in BC
There are 25 universities, colleges and institutes in BC that incorporate work-integrated learning into their programs. You can stay local, or take a look across BC. Many students are open to travelling for the right opportunity, and as remote work becomes more common, they could work with you virtually. Research now >
4. Post your Opportunity
Use our portal to share your WIL opportunity to programs and institutions across BC. Prep your job description and upload it through our online form. Fill out your contact details and check off the boxes according to your answers in steps 1 to 3. Click submit, and your opportunity will be shared with the institutions you’ve selected. Start now >
5. Get funding
Depending on your situation, the type of work, and the length of time you’ll need the WIL student, you may be eligible for BC or Federal funding. Each funder has unique requirements, and most commit to an easy application process and a quick response. Find out more >