Employment for graduating students

Looking for a full-time/contract job upon graduation?  

  • Organizations start recruiting graduating students from both co-op and regular programs in the Summer. Posting will continue to be added throughout the year as they are received.
  • Full-time and contract jobs received by Co-operative and Experiential Education (CEE) are advertised via WaterlooWorks daily throughout the year as they are received.

Please note some organizations have early application deadlines.

  • To view jobs in WaterlooWorks, simply select ‘Hire Waterloo – Full-time jobs’ in the ‘Search Postings’ tab.

Waterloo’s Centre for Career Action does not screen employers or the submitted job opportunities. When applying for any position, it is your responsibility, and it is in your best interest to research the employer and position.

Before applying,

  • Update your résumé as soon as possible. If you need résumé advice, visit the CareerHub.
  • If you plan to create your résumé using Microsoft Word save your document as “Save As, (PDF)” prior to uploading to our administration system

To view jobs in WaterlooWorks, follow these steps.

Application Procedures

Application instructions and deadline dates are displayed on each job description. The application procedure will ask you to apply via our administration system, but the organization may also ask you to apply directly. If so, you will need to apply in both places. Please adhere to application deadline dates and instructions and be sure to include your ID number on all correspondence that you submit.

Students on a Fall work term (September – December)

If on a Fall work term (September – December), indicate in the cover letter how the employer can reach you to make alternate interview arrangements. Include phone number while on a work term, email address and a Skype ID if you have one.

NOTE: Do not schedule yourself for an interview unless you are able to attend an on-campus interview.


If you have an individual interview:

  • Check WaterlooWorks daily to select and/or check for interview times. Interviews will appear on your dashboard.

If you have an individual interview:

  • Make note of interview date, time and location (room number)
  • (on the day of the interview) wait in the ground level seating area in the Tatham Centre until your name appears on the monitor
  • Check in at the Paging Desk when your name appears, then proceed to the interview room
  • For a group interview, proceed directly to the room at the appropriate time

Canadian Association of Career Educators & Employers (CACEE) Ethical Guidelines


Centre for Career Action: We are here for you

The Centre for Career Action (located on the ground level of the Tatham Centre), is a valuable resource to tap into when making the transition from university to the workplace.

Be sure to check out our updated CareerHub for résumé, interview, work search and success on the job activities.

For detailed information or to make an appointment, please visit http://careeraction.uwaterloo.ca.

Applying to US Employment Opportunities

If you have U.S. citizenship or a US GREEN Card you do not require any further employer authorization to be employed in the United States.

All other nationalities must obtain employment authorization to be eligible to work in the United States.

"If you are a Canadian or Mexican citizen you may be eligible for a TN Visa. This visa is part of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and is only suitable for certain professionals. See details at: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/employment/visas-canadian-mexican-nafta-professional-workers.html
The primary work permit for the U.S. is the H1-B visa and details can be found at: https://my.uscis.gov/exploremyoptions/h1_visas_for_temporary_workers
Individuals, who work for a company outside of the U.S. for more than 1 year and then seek to be transferred to a U.S. location of that company, may be eligible for the L-1 visa: https://www.uscis.gov/working-united-states/temporary-workers/l-1a-intracompany-transferee-executive-or-manager