How-to-Hire

To hire a co-op student:

  1. Visit the List of Co-op Programs page on this website to identify the universities and/or colleges most likely to have co-op students with the knowledge and skills you’re looking for
  2. Prepare a detailed job description which includes an overview of your organization, the job duties, list of qualifications, start and end dates, salary and any other relevant information
  3. Forward to your job description to the universities and/or colleges you would like to advertise for co-op students
  4. Contact co-op staff at the universities and/or colleges you would like to advertise for co-op students to learn about their job posting, interview and job offer processes
  5. Review the co-op funding programs to see if you are eligible

When hiring a co-op student, it is the employer’s responsibility to:

  • Respect the educational institutions’ schedules regarding co-op position postings, interview arrangements and job offer processes
  • Provide accurate job posting information including salary, location and dates of employment
  • Provide reasonable notice of candidates to be interviewed
  • Honour all job offers and not renege accepted offers or rescind offers of employment

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