A living lab based on decades of future-proven experience as leaders in work-integrated learning

The Work-Learn Institute is the only research unit of its kind researching the development of talent through quality work-integrated learning programs (WIL).

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Work-Learn Institute (WxL) establishes quality standards for meaningful, high-quality co-operative education and work-integrated learning programs.


Waterloo has the largest co-operative education program in the world, giving WxL access to the largest dataset of student and employer data to study the future of work.


WxL is an incubator for WIL innovation testing new models and ideas to continue to evolve the practice of co-op and work-integrated learning to meet the changing demands of the labour market.

  1. Sep. 22, 20203rd Annual Canada's Innovation Corridor Summit
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  2. Sep. 21, 2020Future of work and your talent pipeline webinar available

    Relive last week's Work-Learn Institute launch and the Future of Work and Talent Pipeline Webinar event! Whether you joined us live or could not make it on September 17, find the live recording, webinar slides, discussion recap and takeaways and the Future of Work White Paper on the new webinar for employers page.

  3. Sep. 14, 2020Work-Learn Institute featured on Waterloo Stories

    Work-Learn Institute's official launch was featured in Waterloo Stories ahead of our official launch on September 17. Thanks to the teams at Co-operative Education and Experiential Education and University Relations for profiling our one-of-a-kind living lab and the research we do on all forms of work-integrated learning.

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  1. Sep. 30, 20203rd Annual Canada's Innovation Corridor Summit
    3rd Annual Canada's Innovation Corridor Summit

    Canada’s Innovation Corridor Summit will explore the talent needed to fuel the Innovation Corridor. This year's Summit is a virtual event and registration is required.

    The Summit will explore key questions, including:

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