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.

Resources from ACE-WIL BC/Yukon

This special COVID-19 toolkit contains four tipsheets for workplaces, covering how to #GetWILPowered by engaging a WIL student, recruiting and onboarding remotely, managing WIL students remotely, and bringing WIL students into the workplace. As well, there are three tipsheets to share with WIL students you bring into your organization: tips for working remotely, working safely and getting work... Learn more »
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, governments have announced changes to funding programs which means more funding, faster access to the funding and more flexibility. These are the latest updates, as of June 1, 2020. Learn more »
If you’re considering hiring a work-integrated learning student for your organization, you may be eligible for one or more Federal and BC funding resources, including grants and wage subsidies. Learn more »

Funding Updates

The Federal government announces support for post-secondary students and recent graduates by launching the Canada Emergency Student Benefit ($1250/$1750 per month), a new Canada Student Service Grant ($5000) and expanded programming to create up to 116,000 jobs, placements and training opportunities for students. Learn more »
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 late May and mid-July, 2020. Learn more »
The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented effect on organizations of all types – especially when it comes to employment opportunities. We want to help B.C. companies by highlighting some opportunities that might help B.C. businesses looking to hire in the coming months. Learn more »

ACE-WIL BC/Yukon - Initial Response and FAQ - Spring 2020

ACE-WIL BC/Yukon has gathered its board members and leaders to assess the situation regarding work-integrated learning (WIL) placements, including co-op work terms, for both the current term and for the upcoming Spring/Summer term which typically starts on May 1st. In almost 50 years of leading WIL, through various economic disruptions and world events, we have not experienced anything quite... Learn more »
Answers to the top questions we are hearing from employers and students, with links to institution-specific FAQs. Learn more »