Our portfolio

Here at the Centre for Work-Integrated Learning (WIL), we are committed to ethical and professional work and continue to learn through critical reflections of our courses and programs.

We are focused on diversity and inclusion. Together, this informs our approach to student support and curriculum development. The Centre for WIL commits to offering work-integrated learning to a diverse and wide range of students. As we continue to grow and develop new forms of WIL, check back for updates on our portfolio.


PD/WIL courses

Professional development (PD) and WIL courses are a suite of online courses. They help our undergraduate and graduate students enhance their professional skills and improve their employability. When combined with academic programs and WIL experiences, our courses help you to excel in the workplace.

Upskilling and micro-credentials

We're working to bring you upskilling and micro-credentials. They're a great way to build the skills that employers are looking for. Check out our Digital Skills Fundamentals course to access mini-courses designed by industry and community partners to help you build digital skills.



EDGE is an opt-in experiential education certificate program. It is available to undergraduate students in traditional (non-co-op) programs of study. In EDGE, you’ll develop professional skills, explore career options and learn to market yourself to employers.

Waterloo Experience (WE) Accelerate

Waterloo Experience (WE) Accelerate is an opt-in experiential education program. We’ve designed it to help undergraduate students entering their first work-term. In WE Accelerate, you’ll learn from industry experts and work on team-based projects. Gain in-demand skills and real-world experiences while earning a flexible work term credit.

Strategic initiatives

Strategic initiatives drive WIL innovation. We aim to reach new groups of learners and make WIL more accessible and equitable while experimenting with different forms of program delivery.

These initiatives are collaborative and often involve working alongside other departments within Co-operative and Experiential Education (CEE) as well as with faculties, and industry and community partners.

Our aim is to ensure the University remains a world leader in WIL by creating and adapting programming for the future of work and learning. Examples of recent strategic initiatives include: