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Whether you're looking for an Accounting or Zoology major (or anything in between), our 25 post-secondary talent pools have the right staffing solution for you.

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The Provincial Authority On Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning

We represent 25 university, college and polytechnic Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning talent pools across the BC / Yukon region.

Our Co-op and Work-Integrated Learning Programs supply employers with fresh, emerging talent while empowering students to integrate paid, relevant work experience with their academic programs.

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Who is ACE-WIL BC/Yukon?

ACE-WIL BC/Yukon, the Association of Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning, is committed to leading excellence in post-secondary experiential learning through Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning experiences. We are a provincial non-profit comprised of all accredited, publicly funded post-secondary institutions in the BC/Yukon region that offer co-op and work-integrated learning programs.

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“Our Co-op students are productive from day one, and come with fresh thoughts and new ideas. They’re both bright and energetic, and that energy is very infectious.”

– John Simmons, CEO, Carmanah

25 Post-secondary Institutions
10K Students
300+ Co-op Programs
223 ACE-WIL Members

2018 ACE-WIL Co-op/WIL Student of the Year Award Winners

These awards recognize BC / Yukon Co-op and WIL students who demonstrate an outstanding level of achievement in their co-op or WIL placements.

Brandon's Co-op Success Story

Biology Co-op Student, Brandon Huntington, is a gifted and dedicated young biologist who excelled in all of his Co-op work terms and academics, and contributions to Co-op and to the UBC…

Kira's WIL Success Story

Kira Cheeseborough is a Thompson Rivers University Bachelor of Social Work student in her third year of the four-year degree program. She is also a part-time Youth Advisor and Peer…

Lara's WIL Success Story

Lara Griner is the Alumni Relations Officer, at Alumni & Community Engagement, in Langara College. An alumna of the Post Degree Diploma program in Marketing Management, she creates motivating projects…

For Employers

Are co-op or work-integrated learning programs the right option for my business?

Discover the many benefits of hiring a
 Co-op Student or Work-Integrated Learning student.

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For Members

Explore the ACE-WIL BC/Yukon network and learn how to connect with other co-op and work-integrated learning practitioners.

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For Students

Co-op and work-integrated learning experiences enable you to learn and earn while fulfilling your program/course requirements.

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News & Events

2019 ACE-WIL Conference

Hotel Grand Pacific, Victoria, B.C.
May 12-15, 2019
Join us as we challenge ourselves to “SWITCH IT ON”!

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National Co-op and WIL Week 2019

National Co-op and WIL Week 2019 March 18-22, 2019   Each year in March, organizations across Canada celebrate the important contributions that work-integrated learning makes to our country’s students, employers and economy. Learn More

2018 ACE-WIL Co-op/WIL Student of the Year Award Winners

These awards recognize BC / Yukon Co-op and WIL students who demonstrate an outstanding level of achievement in their co-op or WIL placements.

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Partners

Thank you to our partners who continue to support Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning throughout British Columbia and the Yukon.