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Work-Integrated Learning

About Work-Integrated Learning

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 in various industry sectors.

For students, WIL opportunities provide hands-on experience before graduation. These opportunities are a minimum of four months in length (one semester), with full-time hours and are typically paid.

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Anita Vanderdonk

Business Developer

Roderic Southwell

Business Developer

Four Easy Hiring Steps

Step 1: Share your job posting

To share your job posting, email a member of our business development team with either the completed Job Description Form or your job description. 

For tips on how to write a WIL job posting, visit our Employer Resources web page. 

Step 2: Receive and review applications

Once your job is posted, you will receive applications from interested students/prospective hires directly, or our team will send you all the 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 short-listed your potential candidates, please contact us to schedule interviews. The WIL co-ordinator associated with your posting will assist you with this process. Should you prefer to come on campus, we would be happy to co-ordinate a space and set up interviews for you.


Step 4: Select your candidate(s)

Finally, when you have determined a successful candidate for the position, contact the WIL co-ordinator associated with your posting.

Note: Employers participating in rank/match should proceed according to rank/match protocols.


Financial Incentives for Employers 

Your organization may be eligible for funding by hiring a Seneca WIL student.

Student Work Placement Program (SWPP)

Student Work Placement Program (SWPP) is a WIL funding opportunity from the Government of Canada and is administered by Employment and Social Development Canada. Seneca WIL students and programs may qualify for this funding.

You can find more details on specific programs and application information below:


Ontario Co-operative Education Tax Credit

WIL programs designated as “co-op” qualify for the Co-operative Education Tax Credit through the Ontario Ministry of Finance. For more information, please visit the Ontario Ministry of Finance.

Diverse & 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 some organizations to help our students better and connect employers with untapped talent. 

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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.