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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.

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.

Please see more information from our national association click here

For more information from ACE-WIL BC/Yukon click here

CEWIL resources on working remotely: https://www.cewilcanada.ca/COVID-19_Resources.html

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

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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

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…

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…

Lucy's Co-op Success Story

Lucy Morrow is a third-year BBA Marketing student who recently completed a four-month co–operative education work experience in India as part of a new initiative called “The India Connect Scholarship Program”. This…

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 CO-OP/WIL STUDENT OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNERS

The Association for Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning BC / Yukon is pleased to announce the recipients of the Co-op Student of the Year Awards for 2019. These awards recognize BC or Yukon students who demonstrates an outstanding level of achievement in their co-operative education or work-integrated learning…

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Meet Shannon Danson

For this month’s Humans of Ace blog, we spoke to Shannon Danson, co-op coordinator with the Applied Science co-op program at Simon Fraser University. Shannon has had a chance to work in both the private and public sectors in career education with a diverse population. Helping students is one of… Learn More

Six ACCE-WIL Projects Approved for Funding

The Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training has announced the first round of successful applicants for the $9,000,000 in one time funding that was announced in September of 2019. Six of the successful projects were on behalf of ACCE-WIL. Here is a brief summary of those projects. Project: Inventory… Learn More

Partners

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