The Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) is a not-for-profit national centre of expertise for the digital economy. ICTC is the trusted source for evidence-based policy advice, forward-looking research, and creative capacity-building programs for the digital economy.
WIL Digital stands for Work-Integrated Learning Digital – ICTC’s national program to develop talent for the emerging ICT sectors, support businesses, and increase digital adoption in Canada. Here are some key facts about WIL Digital: a) WIL Digital provides opportunities for students to work, learn on the job, and contribute to their employers. b) WIL Digital creates industry-education partnerships and provides professional development opportunities through e-Learning courses for students. The WIL Digital e-Learning program includes virtual micro-courses to cultivate employability skills across critical sectors of the Canadian digital economy, including practical subjects like fintech, cybersecurity, e-commerce, accessibility, and service design. These courses are part of our recommended student training options within the WIL Digital program. For more information, email [email protected]. c) Wage subsidies are paid to employers who bring on students for a meaningful WIL opportunity. WIL Digital provides: • 50% of the student’s salary, up to $5,000; or • 70% of the student’s salary, up to $7,000, if the student falls within one of the following under-represented groups: – Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) – Indigenous students – Newcomers (immigrants who immigrated within the last 5 years) – Students with disabilities – Visible minorities, (Black; South Asian (e.g., East Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan); Filipino; Arab; Latin American; Southeast Asian (e.g., — Vietnamese, Cambodian, Laotian, Thai); West Asian (e.g., Iranian, Afghan); Korean Japanese; and Other visibility minority groups) First year students