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WIL Digital Response Measures to Support Organizations during COVID-19

By 9 April 2020 No Comments

ICTC’s WIL Digital is an innovative Work Integrated Learning (WIL) program that helps employers grow their businesses.  A wage subsidy of up $7,000 is available for employers that hire post-secondary students and provide them with valuable hands-on experience in IT and digital roles. WIL Digital is funded by the Government of Canada through the Student Work Placement Program (SWPP).

The Government of Canada has introduced a number of flexibility measures to mitigate some of the challenges employers are faced with when hiring students as a result of Covid-19.

 

We have incorporated these measures into our WIL Digital Program for the upcoming spring-summer term.

Key changes to WIL Digital for the upcoming spring-summer term are as follows:

  1. Flexibility with start and end dates as well as the duration of the placement(s)

 

  1. Working remotely in a safe environment, from the student’s home or other self-isolated area is now allowed.

 

  1. Pre-approval process for Employers, that have not yet identified their future students is available. To find our more, please contact our team at [email protected], please use “Request for Pre-approval” as a subject line. Final approval will be issued when the eligible student has submitted his/her completed application.

  2. Post-secondary education institutions are now eligible to serve as the employer and apply for the wage subsidy.

 

Please note these measures will be in place until March 31, 2021

Please visit our new website, https://www.wil-ait.digital/en/ for more information and applications!