Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Voucher - Student Job Postings
Students, scroll to 2022 Student Job Postings.
Employers, scroll to WIL Voucher Program Information.
BioAlberta was chosen by the government of Alberta as a partner industry association to pilot the Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Voucher program for the STEM and life sciences sector. We are continuing to work with post-secondary institutions and employers to help students connect with new learning opportunities and on-the-job training.
BioAlberta is using WIL funds to support a total of 136 unique, 16-week, full time STEM and life science student internships to qualifying Alberta small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) who successfully recruit skilled students enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or postgraduate degree programs. Students must apply directly to the employer for the posted position.
2022 Student Job Postings
NOTE TO STUDENT APPLICANTS:
Under the conditions of the grant, you MUST be:
- an Alberta resident, enrolled as a full-time or part-time student at an Alberta post-secondary education institution and continuing your education the following term
- studying in fields related to life science, or that can be applied to life science (eg. STEM, engineering, business, etc.)
- under 30 years of age
- a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or a person to whom refugee protection has been conferred and legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.
Please note international students are not eligible for this funding.
Fall 2022 (September - December term)
AeroFodder - Mushroom Farm Technician Intern
AminoBio - Biomaterials/Biodesign R&D Intern
Raft Brew Labs - Junior Lab Technician
RetinaLogik - Operations Analyst
Rocky Mountain Shrimp Company - Shrimp Farm Technician Intern
Winter 2023 (January - April term)
XORTX Therapeutics - Business Development Intern (Advanced)
XORTX Therapeutics - Research & Development Intern (Advanced)
WIL Voucher Program Information
BioAlberta is recruiting SMEs to participate in WIL for Fall 2022 and Winter 2023. SMEs must provide students with practical work in a field related to their studies within the Alberta STEM and life sciences eco-systems that enable the student to gain a better understanding of the company's work and increase their job readiness. Eligible SMEs will be awarded $5000 in wage support.
Alberta SMEs may supplement WIL support with either their own operational funds or federal funding programs, including BioTalent Canada's programs detailed here: https://www.biotalent.ca/programs/.
In order to have the best opportunity to secure the best student candidate for the position, we strongly suggest SMEs apply immediately for Fall 2022 submission, and meet a September 15, 2022 deadline for Winter 2023 submission. BioAlberta will continue to accept applications on a rolling basis. For more information or to apply, contact email@example.com.
This initiative is a key part of the Alberta 2030: Building Skills for Jobs strategy.
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