Published: May 26th, 2020 By:

    Expanded ICTC WIL Digital wage-subsidy program helps more employers hire post-secondary students this summer

    COVID-19 has made it difficult for many post-secondary students to find jobs this summer. Students need to finance their education and gain valuable work experience while employers have reduced budgets for hiring that could help them grow.


    In response, WIL Digital, an Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) work-integrated learning program that subsidizes up to 70% of a post-secondary student’s wages, has been expanded.


    A key concession is that now post-secondary education institutions are eligible as “employers” under WIL Digital.


    ICTC’s WIL Digital funding partner, Employment and Social Development Canada, introduced this and other flexibility measures to assist in the COVID-19 economic recovery, allowing more employers to hire students into tech roles.


    Employers can learn more about WIL Digital and register today to hire a post-secondary student at:


    About ICTC

    ICTC is a not-for-profit, national centre of expertise for strengthening Canada’s digital advantage in a global economy. Through trusted research, practical policy advice, and creative capacity-building programs, ICTC fosters globally competitive Canadian industries enabled by innovative and diverse digital talent. In partnership with a vast network of industry leaders, academic partners, and policymakers from across Canada, ICTC has empowered a robust and inclusive digital economy for over 25 years.


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