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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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COVID-19 and Work-Integrated Learning

ACE-WIL BC/Yukon recognizes the challenging situation that COVID-19 has created for our partners in work-integrated learning. Our work is changing daily as governments, institutions and employers react and respond to Health Authority directives.
If you are currently supervising a student, or are a student on a work term, now is the time to have conversations  around working remotely, sick pay, self-isolation, and other situations that may occur in these evolving and quickly changing global circumstances.


  •  For more information from our national association click here
  •  For more information from ACE-WIL BC/Yukon click here
  •  For CEWIL resources on working remotely click here
  •  For FAQs and institution specific information regarding COVID-19 click here
  •  Please reach out if you have questions or concerns: info@co-op.bc.ca

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+ WIL Programs
250+ ACE-WIL Members

Student Success Stories: Kira Hewitt

Kira Hewitt is a graduate from the University of Victoria (UVic) with a degree in economics who is currently working as an Associate at Scotia Wealth Management’s Private Investment Counsel…

Student Success Stories: Danelle Campbell

Danelle Campbell is a student at Camosun College, currently training as a Plumber. Before moving to Camosun, Danelle had a number of jobs but nothing really captured her passion. She…

Student Success Stories: Emily Spargo

Emily Spargo is a Psychology student at the University of Victoria. In 2019 she was nominated for UVic's Co-op student of the year for her eight-month work term in the Education and Research department of Victoria Hospice. Describing her responsibilities at Victoria Hospice...

Student Success Stories: Lily Chi

Lily Chi is a Vancouver Island University student currently enrolled in the Culinary Management Program. She is about to embark on a Co-op at Quail’s Estate Winery, one of Canada’s…

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 Outstanding Service Award

ACE-WIL BC/Yukon is pleased to announce Heather Workman of Langara College as the recipient of the 2019 Outstanding Contribution Award.

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New funding resources available

Now, more than ever, it’s critical for employers and community partners to know what options are available for funding, including wage subsidies, so they can bring post-secondary students on board to help elevate and energize their organization. To make it easy, we’re pleased to share two new resources.

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RebalanceMD announced as industry partner of the year, four students honoured by ACE-WIL BC/Yukon

News Release, May 11, 2020. The Association for Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning BC/Yukon (ACE-WIL) recognizes Michelle Zapiola (UBC), Bashara Hussain (UBC), Quoc Cuong (Jack) Do (Langara), Salvatore De Simone (Langara), and RebalanceMD of Victoria, BC, for outstanding achievement and a commitment to promoting and supporting work-integrated learning (WIL) programs… Learn More
The 2019 ACE-WIL student and industry partner award winners, clockwise from top left: Michelle Zapiola, Quoc Cuong (Jack) Do, Stefan Fletcher (RebalanceMD), Salvatore De Simone, and Bashara Hussain.


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