Organizations from across Canada call for national WIL strategy

September 7, 2018

A group of 25 cross-country organizations has come together to call on the federal government for a new strategy the would provide every post-secondary student in the country with the opportunity to participate in a work experience before finishing school. Spearheaded by the Business/ Higher Education Roundtable (BHER), and drawing on work-integrated learning research produced by Academica Group, the group as issued a letter to the Honourable Bill Morneau calling on Canada to facilitate a national approach to work-integrated learning by investing in a national platform that will make it easier for employers and students to connect and participate in work placements. “The level of support we have from across the country shows how post-secondary institutions, businesses and other important groups are ready to step up and address the challenges ahead,” said Elizabeth Cannon, President of the University of Calgary and a BHER co-chair. BHER | Letter