Centre for Work-Integrated Learning

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Creating work-integrated learning for all

The Centre for Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) is a leader in the pedagogy and practice of work-integrated learning. We design and deliver world-leading WIL curriculum that is informed by research and best practice and co-constructed by faculty members, industry and community partners, students, and WIL teaching and learning experts.

Waterloo undergraduate and graduate students engage in our curriculum via a suite of innovative academic courses and our alternative WIL programs. Through our courses and programs, we support students in:

  • preparing for the future of work,
  • understanding how their WIL experiences and classroom learning are connected, and
  • finding their sense of purpose.

Join our team!

We hire more than 80 co-op students each academic year. Our student staff are key to our success. Check out our available positions.

For staff opportunities, visit University of Waterloo careers.

Partner with us

We work collaboratively with stakeholders to deliver work-integrated learning opportunities to our students. From providing work experience opportunities to assisting in the development of curriculum, you can help students enjoy the benefits of work-integrated learning.

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Students often seek more than just knowledge—they also crave confidence. The kind of confidence that can propel them successfully into the real world of work. For graduate students, that’s where the centralized work-integrated learning (WIL) pilot course comes in. In the course, theoretical concepts meet practical application to foster both skills and self-assurance.