Work-Integrated Learning in Canada: Stakeholder Meeting

Are you interested in providing students with work opportunities that can benefit them, and your business, during Canada’s economic recovery? If you work in HR, talent management, or are responsible for recruitment within your organization, this opportunity could be of benefit to you.

Toronto Finance International (TFI) has partnered with The Conference Board of Canada (CBoC) and Business + the Higher Education Roundtable (BHER) to improve and expand student work-integrated learning (WIL) in Canada. Our aim is to assess and support student recruitment, training, and future talent needs during our country’s economic recovery from COVID-19. Our partners are developing a user-friendly resource hub to support employers in adding or expanding student talent within their organizations, and we need your input.

We are facilitating a series of virtual consultations and invite you to join us for a candid discussion about work-integrated learning.

  • You will connect with a pan-Canadian network of senior leaders focused on developing WIL opportunities and tools that will benefit businesses across the country. 
  • You will help shape a toolbox for Canadian businesses and gain advanced access to BHER’s online toolkit of tips, tricks and resources on using WIL to address your talent needs.

There are two ways to participate:

1. Take part in the 90-minute Ontario Regional Stakeholder Meeting happening July 15, 2020 at 1:30 PM EST, bringing together industry, post-secondary, and government stakeholders with an interest in WIL.

    TFI is partnering on the Ontario event, and we encourage you to join the consultation for our region. However, we welcome your participation at any of these additional meetings pending your availability:

    • Prairies | July 14, 2020 at 12:30 CST
    • Quebec | July 29, 2020 at 11:00 EST
    • British Columbia | July 22, 2020 at 11:00 PDT
    • Territories | July 28, 2020 at 1:00 PDT
    • Canada-Wide | July 30, 2020 at 1:30 EST


    2. Register for an opportunity to participate in a Focus Group occurring mid- to late-July. Based on the information you provide in the online registration form at the link below, you may be invited to events or to participate in a consultation. Depending on availability, you may receive a phone call or email to determine your eligibility for a consultation. Focus group participants will receive a minimum compensation of $175.


      For more information about these initiatives visit this webpage, or contact [email protected] – our partners would be happy to share more details and discuss different options for a consultation. 

      We hope you can join us in building the future of work-integrated learning in Canada.


      Jul 30, 2020
      1:30 pm


      Online Event