What are my student hiring options?
When hiring a student, many traditionally think of co-op or summer positions, but work-integrated learning options come in many forms including practicums, field placements and internships. Learn more about the different work-integrated learning options.
Do I have to pay a student?
All co-op work terms are paid, full-time employment with a minimum of 35 hours per week. Funding options may be available.
Does it cost me anything to post a job?
Each institution manages its own student hiring process, but each provides free job postings to employers.
How long are work terms?
The average length of a co-op work term is 14-16 weeks. For other forms of WIL, this can vary from 12 weeks to 18 months.
If I post a job, do I have to hire?
No, an employer is under no obligation to hire a student after they’ve posted a job opportunity. We encourage you to post your jobs with multiple institutions to maximize the number of applications you receive.
Are there funding opportunities available for hiring students?
Yes. Many options exist to help you hire a student, regardless of your budget. To make it easy, we’ve compiled a full list of funding resources. Please take note of each program’s application deadline dates, which are often three to four months prior to the beginning of a set work term.
Will I get assistance in hiring a student?
Absolutely. Each institution provides its own student hiring process, but all offer services that include free job postings, application packages, interview coordination, work term check-ins and assistance throughout the work term should issues or questions arise.
I’m new to this and not sure where to start. Can I speak with someone?
We’d love to chat with you. Please complete our contact form and someone will be in touch with you to answer your questions.