Central Canada Regional Summary

The Conference Board of Canada, 2 pages, December 23, 2020
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This summary explores barriers that stakeholders in Quebec and Ontario face when participating in work-integrated learning (WIL) opportunities.

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  • Despite the impact of COVID-19, there is significant labour market potential for student work placements in Ontario and Quebec. Barriers to advancing experiential learning in these provinces include:

    • Limited employer engagement capacity at smaller post-secondary institutions
    • Lack of accessible funding
    • Lack of program flexibility
    • Challenges engaging small and medium-sized employers (SMEs)

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