Why hire WIL students? 

Hiring a student doesn’t have to be a challenge and can provide both short- and long-term benefits. Students: 

  • Are eager-to-learn
  • Bring a fresh perspective and energy to your organization’
  • Can be more cost-effective than hiring contractors or going through a temp agency

Many businesses use these student placements as a recruitment tool, as it provides an opportunity to scout for upcoming talent. You’ll have experience working with the student and can evaluate their performance before committing to hiring into a permanent role. Some businesses opt to keep a student on part-time until they graduate. 

Northern WIL For Employers

Connecting local businesses and community organizations to Northern BC students is a beneficial and reciprocal way to respond to industry needs.

Do you need a hand with a project but don't have the time or staff to do it yourself? Students can help you out by contributing their skills and enthusiasm to your team. By working with our students, you'll also get valuable insights and fresh perspectives on your business.

Are you looking to take your business to the next level? By partnering with our organization, you'll have access to a pool of talented and motivated students who will work alongside your professionals, providing fresh insights and perspectives that can help take your business to new heights.


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Employer Checklists 

ExL employer Checklist

  • How to create quality WIL placements

  • Assessing your needs

  • Designing the position

  • Writing a compelling job description

Resources for Employers

ExL employer resources

  • Health and Safety

  • EDI/Workplace Accessibility

  • Employer Self-Assessment Tool