We Can Help Your Business
Work-integrated learning (WIL) is an educational partnership between Seneca, students and you — employers. We provide you with skilled and job-ready employees from more than 70 programs across various industry sectors. Currently we have the following opportunities available to employers for 2020 and 2021:
Paid and Unpaid Job Opportunities
These opportunities are a minimum of four months in length (one semester) with typically full-time hours.
Employer-Led Projects (NEW)
If you’re unable to hire students but have a business challenge or service need, employer-led projects (ELP) offer the opportunity to work with a group of students on a large-scale project.
Seneca is currently accepting proposal submissions for Winter 2021. Fill out our ELP proposal form (PDF) to get started.
We’re Here to Help
Connect personally with the WIL team to navigate:
- the hiring option that is best suited for your business
- funding opportunities and incentives for hiring Seneca WIL students
- solutions to safely hire WIL students during these unprecedented times
Benefits of Hiring WIL Students
- gain access to funds, tax credits and wage subsidies
- leverage a talent pool eager to enhance their skills
- develop new talent for future recruitment opportunities
- work with highly motivated and enthusiastic students
- access to workplace-ready graduates
Four Easy Hiring Steps
Step 2: Receive applications
Once your job is approved and posted, you will receive applications from interested students directly, or our team will send you applications in a single e-package. Applications will include cover letters, resumés and, for some programs, transcripts for your review.
Step 3: Conduct interviews
Once you have selected your potential candidates, contact your WIL co-ordinator who will assist you with scheduling interviews. Should you prefer to come on campus, we would be happy to co-ordinate a space and set up interviews for you. Please note: Due to COVID-19, Seneca will not be permitting on-campus interviews at this time. Visit our Employer Resources page for more updates.
Step 4: Select your candidate(s)
When you have determined a successful candidate for the position, contact your WIL co-ordinator who will be your point of contact for next steps and further details.
Employers participating in rank and match should proceed according to rank and match protocols as described by the WIL co-ordinator.
Learn More about Seneca WIL
To find out which WIL programs are available for upcoming 2020 and 2021 opportunities, visit our WIL Programs page. You can also find information on student skill sets based on program and industry.
There are a variety of wage subsidies and tax credits available to employers that hire WIL students. To learn more, visit our Employer Resources page.
Do you have questions related to COVID-19 updates? Is this your first time working with Seneca WIL or hiring postsecondary WIL students? Visit our Employer Resources page for tips, FAQs and more information.
Diverse and Inclusive Hiring
Seneca is committed to supporting our students every step of the way in their job search. As a result, we have partnered with Specialisterne to better assist students with diverse needs and connect employers with untapped talent.
Specialisterne works with neurodiverse postsecondary students and graduates seeking employment. For the purpose of this program, neurodiverse has been defined to include individuals on the autism spectrum, with ADHD/ADD, PDD-NOS, OCD, learning disabilities, mental health diagnoses, and similar ways of being.