Important dates

Welcome, Waterloo co-op students! This webpage will give you a sense of what your recruiting term will look like if you're using the WaterlooWorks Co-op job board to search for jobs. For any jobs found outside of the WaterlooWorks Co-op job board, you can follow the arrange own job process!

Employers will be posting jobs in all of the cycles below, so keep applying until you have a match! Whether you end up finding a job in Cycle 1 or later in the recruitment process, great jobs will be available and we’re here to support you every step of the way. If you have any questions, please send a message to your co-op advisor via WaterlooWorks.


Fall 2021 important dates

  Maximum # of applications you can submit (increased by 50 each cycle) Job postings open Apps due Remote interview period Employer rankings available  Student rankings due  Match results available
Cycle#1 Posting#1 Submit up to 50 apps Sept 13—20 Sept 21 at 9AM (ET) Sept 24—
Oct 6
Oct 7 at 2PM (ET) Oct 8 at 2PM (ET) Oct 8 by end of day
Cycle#1 Posting#2 Submit up to 100 apps total (includes apps from previous cycle) Sept 22—27 Sept 28 at 9AM (ET) 
Cycle#2 Posting#1 Submit up to 150 apps total (includes apps from previous cycles) Oct 12—18 Oct 19 at 9AM (ET) Oct 22—
Nov 3*
Nov 4 at
2PM (ET)
Nov 5 at
2PM (ET)
Nov 5 by end of day
Cycle#2 Posting#2 Submit up to 200 apps total (includes apps from previous cycles) Oct 20—25 Oct 26 at 9AM (ET)
*Thanksgiving holiday Oct. 11 (university closed, no interviews) | Reading week Oct. 12-15 (no interviews) 
Cycle #3
 
Submit up to 500 apps total (includes apps from all cycles) Nov 8Dec 10
New jobs are posted daily and stay live for 2 business days before closing at 9AM (ET) - check back often!
Nov 16-18 Nov 18 at 8PM (ET) Nov 19 at 11AM (ET) Nov 19 by end of day
Cycle #4
 
Nov 23-25 Nov 25 at 8PM (ET) Nov 26 at 11AM (ET) Nov 26 by end of day
Cycle #5
 
Nov 30-Dec 2 Dec 2 at 8PM (ET) Dec 3 at 11AM (ET) Dec 3 by end of day
Cycle #6
 
Dec 7-9 Dec 9 at 8PM (ET) Dec 10 at 11AM (ET) Dec 10 by end of day
Direct offers

Following the last match on December 10, you can continue searching for jobs until after your work term begins if you’re still looking for a job for the winter 2022 work term. Jobs are still being posted on WaterlooWorks until February 23, 2022. Employers will contact you directly to arrange interviews and discuss any offers.


Fall 2021 monthly calendar  


Winter 2022 important dates

  Maximum # of applications you can submit (increased by 50 each cycle) Job postings open Apps due Interview period Employer rankings available  Student rankings due  Match results available
Cycle#1 Posting#1 Submit up to 50 apps Jan. 10—17 Jan. 18 at 9AM (ET) Jan. 24—
Feb. 9
Feb. 10 at 2PM (ET) Feb. 11 at 2PM (ET) Feb. 11 by end of day
Cycle#1 Posting#2 Submit up to 100 apps total (includes apps from previous cycle) Jan. 19—24 Jan. 25 at 9AM (ET) 
Cycle#2 Submit up to 150 apps total (includes apps from previous cycles) Feb. 14—17 Feb.18 at 11:59 PM (ET) Mar. 2—9* Mar. 10 at
2PM (ET)
Mar. 11 at
2PM (ET)
Mar. 11 by end of day
*Family Day holiday & Reading Week Feb. 21 - 25 (no interviews) 
Cycle #3
 
Submit up to 500 apps total (includes apps from all cycles) Mar. 15—April 14
New jobs are posted daily and stay live for 2 business days before closing at 9AM (ET) - check back often!
Mar. 22-24 Mar. 24 at 8PM (ET) Mar. 25 at 11AM (ET) Mar. 25 by end of day
Cycle #4
 
Mar. 29-31 Mar. 31 at 8PM (ET) April 1 at 11AM (ET) April 1 by end of day
Cycle #5
 
April 5-7 April 7 at 8PM (ET) April 8 at 11AM (ET) April 8 by end of day
Cycle #6
 
April 12-13 April 13 at 8PM (ET) April 14 at 11AM (ET) April 14 by end of day
Direct offers Following the last match on April 14, you can continue searching for jobs until after your work term begins if you’re still looking for a job for the spring 2022 work term. After applying, employers will contact you directly to arrange interviews and discuss any offers.

Winter 2022 monthly calendar  


Suggested co-op work term start and end dates

  January - April 2022 May - August 2021 September - December 2021
Start date           January 4 May 3 September 7
End date   April 22 August 20 December 23

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