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Vancouver IslandUniversity


Vancouver Island Work-Integrated Learning (VIWIL) is a collaborative partnership between Vancouver Island University (VIU) and North Island College (NIC) to enhance opportunities for work-integrated learning by connecting employers with students on Vancouver Island north of the Malahat.

This regionalized approach aims to bridge the gap between the institutions and local employers by providing supportive resources and access to an enhanced student pool with varying educational training with the goal of increasing the possibility that employer needs can be met. This is a significant step towards a systems approach that models the strength of collective effort, sharing of resources and collaborative ethos that results in greater benefit and opportunity for both students and industry partners.


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Employers play an important role in developing student talent and shaping the future workforce of Vancouver Island. Learn about the benefits of WIL for employers, funding resources and steps to easily discover and hire students on Vancouver Island.

VI WIL Employers
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VIWIL seamlessly connects employers with the rich pool of student talent from Vancouver Island University and North Island College. Learn about the benefits of WIL for students and how it helps them to be job-ready soon after graduation.

VI WIL Students

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