Vancouver Island Work Integrated Learning

The Future Workforce

Engage with and mentor highly motivated students to successfully contribute to the workplace in a rapidly changing world. Local businesses and community organizations are important partners in creating workforce diversity and delivering education that is responsive to current challenges and industry needs. Together we can make a difference on Vancouver Island.

Affordable and Flexible Hiring Solutions

VIWIL enables you to meet short-term or long-term needs by engaging students who are eager to prove their potential and help you overcome current business challenges while improving business operations. Connect with students from over 20 specialized programs who are eager to apply their skills and knowledge to the workplace. Hiring a student invites fresh ideas, new perspectives and creativity into your organization. VIWIL can help you save time and money on recruitment by providing access to a pool of engaged and enthusiastic employees.


"I have learnt a lot, more than I expected by comparing and contrasting the learning from the classroom with real life guiding experiences."

Yuko Nishibayashi, Tourism & Hospitality Management Diploma in Adventure Guiding First co-op work term at Ocean River Sports

"VIEA has been successfully employing the skills of students who require work placement to complete their degrees for 9 years. Our college and university students represent an under-utilized resource with potential to add value to a wide range of business and non-profit organizations throughout the Island region."

George Hansen, President & CEO Vancouver Island Economic Alliance

"As a former MBA student, I had the opportunity to do my internship through RBC. The on the job training and development I learned has been foundational to my success in the workplace. My work-integrated learning experience gained the exposure I needed and allowed me to grow and enabled me to be in a managerial role and set me up for career success. I now enjoy mentoring as an employer partner and help other students as my mentor helped me. "

Shomik Chakrabarty, Assistant Branch Manager Royal Bank of Canada