Engaging with Employers


Indigenous WIL Resource Hub
The regionally-based and accessible Indigenous Co-op/Work-integrated Learning Resource Hub was developed to support Indigenous student access, retention, and success in WIL programs and placements. Read More »
Toolkit and Training Plan Template to Support Co-op Supervisors in Trades
With the majority of trades co-op employers being small businesses, this accessible toolkit and training plan template provides best practices for successful outcomes for both students and employers. Read More »
Employer Toolkit for Hiring 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 project 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 »

Resource Packs

Employer Webinar Series 2020-2021
In October and November 2020 and January 2021, ACE-WIL hosted a series of webinars to help BC workplaces get up-and-running with a WIL student. Recordings from two of these sessions are available for viewing and feature stories from employers who have engaged WIL students, how they’ve benefited from student talent and how they’ve accessed funding. Read More »
Tipsheets for employers and workplaces
Handy tipsheets for employers and workplaces who are working with work-integrated learning (WIL) students. Learn more about WIL and the benefits of working with students, tips for recruiting remotely and managing students remotely, and more. Read More »
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 »


Cultural Human Resources Council's Student Work Placement Program Info Session
(Recorded on November 23, 2021) A new delivery partner for the Student Work Placement Program (SWPP), the Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC) is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to strengthening Canada’s cultural workforce. Their new SWPP is specifically focused on helping arts and culture organizations bring students on board with… Read More »
Hiring Indigenous Students: The Job Posting and Beyond
This information sheet looks to support employers that are reflecting and acting on commitments to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action on employment disparity. This short explainer clarifies the language of special hiring programs and offers strategies to connect with Indigenous applicants. License and Distribution: ACE-WIL Copyright Tags:… Read More »
Responding to the TRC’s Calls to Action (Poster)
In 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission published 94 Calls to Action tasking governments and institutions to amend their policies and practices to redress the harms of the Indian Residential School (IRS) system. License and Distribution: ACE-WIL Copyright Tags: Indigenous Resource Hub, Program Development Indigenous Recruitment, Reconciliation, TRC Responding to… Read More »