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Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Digital Subsidy | Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC)


provides 75% of the student’s salary, up to $7,500.


ICTC’s WIL Digital is an innovative Work Integrated Learning program that helps employers grow their businesses by providing wage subsidies for hiring post-secondary students.

WIL Digital provides 75% of the student’s salary, up to $7,500.

Eligible Applicants

Below are the employer eligibility requirements to qualify for wage subsidy:

  • Must be a registered, Canadian business or non-profit.
  • Post-Secondary Institutions will be eligible to apply to the WIL Digital program as employers as of June 1st, 2021 as a flexibility measure to help cope with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The student must be hired as an employee of the company and not as contractor or an independent contractor.
  • Must have the financial capacity to hire a student for the full work term, pay them consistently and provide a meaningful work experience.
  • The position is digital/technology immersive and uses technology either entirely or in some capacity.
  • Must be compliant with Human Rights and Labor legislation, regulation and laws in your province or region.
  • Maintain and provide records of employment, proof of wages paid and reports when requested by ICTC or the Government of Canada.
  • Where legally required, the employer is responsible for Workplace Safety and Insurance or alternate workplace insurance coverage.
  • The student is not replacing a displaced worker or filling a role left vacant due to a labour dispute.
  • The application for funding must have started with ICTC before the student placement start date.

Eligible Expenses

Wage subsidy.

Deadline Date

  Ongoing. Winter Term is OPEN. Deadline to apply is March 31, 2022.


Contact Name: Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC)

Phone Number: 613-237-8551 ext.176

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