Participating Employers must:
Be an Alberta-based company.
Be in the food processing, or related, industry.
Have no unsatisfied employment standards judgments against them.
Student Candidates must:
Be a current student or recent graduate (within 12 months) of an Alberta, publicly-funded post-secondary institution.
Be legally able to work in Alberta.
Be interested in gaining work experience in the food processing industry.
WIL Placements must:
Be a minimum of 200 hours worked.
Have their primary place of work in Alberta.
Be paid opportunities that adhere to the Alberta employment standard codes. The exact wage offered will be agreed upon by the employer and the learner, but must be minimum wage or higher.
Provide a meaningful work experience related to the student’s program of study.
Be a one-time funding opportunity (i.e. have not previously received WIL funding through this or other provincially funded programs). See details on federal grant stacking below.
Placement learners must be hired as employees, and statements of earnings (i.e. pay stubs) must be provided at the completion of the placement for reimbursement submissions.
This grant cannot be combined with other Provincially funded grants.
All employers are encouraged to leverage any federal funding programs available to them to help offset the cost of the employer’s share of the WIL placement.
Please contact grant distributors directly for more information on specific federal grant guidelines.