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!

Updates to our co-op hiring process

In response to the impact that COVID-19 has had on the job market, we’re piloting a change to our hiring process to maximize the amount of choice, flexibility and convenience for students to search and apply for jobs, and for employers to hire candidates. We hope this will encourage more employers to post jobs and make it easier for students to find work!

Remember: 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.

Here's an overview of what's new:

• Extra employment cycle added before fall reading week to help you solidify matches faster
• Interviews arranged through WaterlooWorks to be conducted remotely to maximize flexibility
• Application limits to increase with each new posting/cycle to allow you to continue submitting targeted applications
• If you need extra time, keep applying until after your work term begins!

For a full list of dates and deadlines, check out the calendars below!

Spring 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 May 10—14 May 18 at 9AM (ET) May 25—
Jun 9
Jun 10 at 2PM (ET) Jun 11 at 2PM (ET) Jun 11 by end of day
Cycle#1 Posting#2 Submit up to 100 apps total (includes apps from previous cycle) May 19—21 May 26 at 9AM (ET) 
Cycle#2 Posting#1 Submit up to 150 apps total (includes apps from previous cycles) Jun 14—18 Jun 22 at 9AM (ET) Jun 25—
Jul 9*
Jul 12 at
2PM (ET)
Jul 13 at
2PM (ET)
Jul 13
by end of day
Cycle#2 Posting#2 Submit up to 200 apps total (includes apps from previous cycles) Jun 23—25 Jun 29 at 9AM (ET)
*Canada Day Holiday July 1 & 2 = no interviews – university closed
Cycle #3
(continuous format)
Submit up to 500 apps total (includes apps from all cycles) Jul 15Aug 13
New jobs are posted daily and stay live for 2 business days before closing at 9AM (ET) - check back often!

Jul 21-22
 

Jul 22 at 8PM (ET) Jul 23 at 10AM (ET) Jul 23 by end of day
Cycle #4
(continuous format)
Jul 27-29 Jul 29 at 8PM (ET) Jul 30 at 10AM (ET) Jul 30 by end of day
Cycle #5
(continuous format)
Aug 3-5 Aug 5 at 8PM (ET) Aug 6 at 10AM (ET) Aug 6 by end of day
Cycle #6
(continuous format)
Aug 10-12 Aug 12 at 8PM (ET) Aug 13 at 10AM (ET) Aug 13 by end of day
Direct offers

Following the last match on Aug 13, you can continue searching for jobs until after your work term begins if you’re still looking for a job for the Fall 2021 work term. Employers will contact you directly to arrange interviews and discuss any offers.


Spring 2021 monthly calendar 

Please note: Some jobs may follow different hiring timelines, depending on the employer’s specific hiring needs. Be sure to take note of each job’s specific application instructions and deadlines!

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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 10AM (ET) Nov 19 by end of day
Cycle #4
 
Nov 23-25 Nov 25 at 8PM (ET) Nov 26 at 10AM (ET) Nov 26 by end of day
Cycle #5
 
Nov 30-Dec 2 Dec 2 at 8PM (ET) Dec 3 at 10AM (ET) Dec 3 by end of day
Cycle #6
 
Dec 7-9 Dec 9 at 8PM (ET) Dec 10 at 10AM (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  


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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