Work-Integrated Learning

Our new Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) Program, Rural Roots, facilitates matches between employers of all types with innovative and talented undergraduate students. 

How to Apply:

Are you ready to work with post-secondary students? Fill out our Registration Form to get started.

Once we receive your registration, a member of the WIL team will reach out with further details.

Not quite sure where to start or have questions about the process? Check out our WIL resources or contact us for more information.

WIL Benefits for Employers

WIL placements offer employers an opportunity to lighten current workloads, help complete projects on the back-burner, or transform your digital and communication spaces. Work with a student to:

  • Engage the future workforce and showcase the benefits of working in your industry, sector, community, or organization. Recruiting students can reduce future hiring costs and help you source competent, motivated talent.
  • Enhance your human resource and operational capacity. Students can help you sustain operations, diversify your revenue, refine products and services, or reach new audiences.
  • Access fresh and innovative perspectives and practices, the latest trends in technology and communication, or emerging research and best practices to help you achieve your business goals.

For more information, read RDN's full announcement of the WIL program.

Our Partners

Rural Roots is in partnership with the Business + Higher Education Roundtable, and with support from RBC Future Launch, and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada.

    For more information, Please Contact:

    Daniela Seiferling