Work Integrated Learning

What is Work Integrated Learning?

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) encompasses various types of experiential education that combine your academic studies with relevant work experience. These opportunities provide you with the ability to practice the skills you learn in class in a real-world setting.

Our Grads Get Jobs

Our graduates have an employability rate of 3rd in all of Canada and 87th in the world. Work Integrated Learning opportunities can help you stand out and enhance your employability.

Where to Start

Prospective Students

There are many ways for you to develop your skills, explore your interests, and test drive your career with WIL opportunities at the University of Alberta. To learn more about WIL for your program of interest, we recommend booking a faculty-specific advising session.

Current Students

At the University of Alberta, there are a number of WIL opportunities embedded right into your program of study:

If you are a current student looking to explore WIL, connect directly with your faculty to learn more.

We understand every student is different, which is why we provide the resources and support you need to explore where your degree can take you. It’s important to us that you feel comfortable and confident with the path you choose to embark on when you leave our campus.

Learn About Our Programs & Services

Community Service Learning

The Community Service Learning (CSL) program is designed to provide our students with the opportunity to give back to the community in which they live and learn. You will bring your time, talents, and valued contributions to local organizations as a direct part of your studies.

Learn About CSL

Campus Maker Spaces

We have maker spaces across our campuses that allow our doers to do, our tinkers to tink, and our creators to create. Below are just some of the many examples of neat spaces on campus you will get to access as a student to accelerate your studies.


Our entrepreneurship centre can help you launch your ideas and bring them to market.

Student Innovation Centre
Student Innovation Centre

This space is modelled after business incubators and startup offices aimed to encourage creativity and innovation. See the space »

Elko Engineering Garage
Elko Engineering Garage
6,000 sq. ft. makerspace for student projects with equipment like 3D printers, woodworking tools, and more. See the space »
Printmaking Studio
Printmaking Studio

Practice printmaking techniques including silkscreen and letterpress in this well equipped studio. See the space »

Nursing Simulation Centre
Nursing Simulation Centre
14,068 sq. ft. state-of-the-art space where Nursing students can engage in immersive learning using simulated teaching-learning tools. See the space »
The Shack
The Shack

A science hardware makerspace where students, staff, and faculty can bring their ideas to life using 3D printers, laser cutters, electronics, and more. See the space »