Important dates for co-op students

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 Hire Waterloo Co-op job board to search for jobs. For any jobs found outside of the Hire Waterloo 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

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Suggested co-op work term start and end dates

  January - April 2024 May - August 2024 September - December 2024
Start date           January 8 May 6 September 3
End date   April 26 August 23 December 20

Winter 2024 important dates

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  Number of apps you can submit Job postings open Job postings close (ET) Interview period Employer rankings available (ET) Student rankings due (ET) Match results available 
(ET)
Cycle 1 Posting 1 Submit up to 50 apps Jan. 6 - 16 Jan. 16 at 9 a.m. Jan. 22 - Feb. 7 Feb. 8 at 2 p.m.  Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. Feb. 9 by end of day
Cycle 1 Posting 2 Submit up to 100 apps total (includes apps from previous cycle) Jan. 17 - 23 Jan. 23 at 9 a.m. Jan. 22 - Feb. 7 Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. Feb. 9 by end of day
Cycle 2 Posting 1 Submit up to 150 apps total (includes apps from previous cycles) Feb. 10 - 16 Feb. 16 at 11:59 p.m. (*new time) Feb. 28 - Mar. 6 Mar. 7 at
2 p.m.
Mar. 8 at
2 p.m.
Mar. 8 by end of day
Cycle 2 Posting 2 Submit up to 200 apps total (includes apps from previous cycles) Feb. 17 - 27 Feb. 27 at 9 a.m. Feb. 28 - Mar. 6 Mar. 7 at
2 p.m.
Mar. 8 at
2 p.m.
Mar. 8 by end of day
Cycle 3
 
Submit up to 500 apps total (includes apps from all cycles) Beginning March 13
New jobs are posted daily and stay live for 2 business days before closing at 9 a.m. - check back often!
Mar. 19 - 21 Mar. 21 at 8 p.m. Mar. 22 at 11 a.m. Mar. 22 by end of day
Cycle 4
 
Submit up to 500 apps total (includes apps from all cycles) Beginning March 13
New jobs are posted daily and stay live for 2 business days before closing at 9 a.m. - check back often!
Mar. 26 - 27 Mar. 27 at 8 p.m. Mar. 28 at 11 a.m. Mar. 28 by end of day
Cycle 5
 
Submit up to 500 apps total (includes apps from all cycles) Beginning March 13
New jobs are posted daily and stay live for 2 business days before closing at 9 a.m. - check back often!
Apr. 2 - 4 Apr. 4 at 8 p.m. Apr. 5 at 11 a.m. Apr. 5 by end of day
Cycle 6  Submit up to 500 apps total (includes apps from all cycles) Beginning March 13
New jobs are posted daily and stay live for 2 business days before closing at 9 a.m. - check back often!
Apr. 9 - 11 Apr. 11 at 8 p.m. Apr. 12 at 11 a.m. Apr. 12 by end of day

exclamation markImportant notes

  • February 12: Last day to start work to earn a standard co-op credit for the winter 2024 term.
  • February 19: No interviews/University closed (Family Day holiday).
  • February 20 - 23: No interviews/University closed (Reading week).
  • March 11: Last day to start work to earn a flexible co-op credit for the winter 2024 term.
  • March 29: No interviews/University closed (Good Friday).

Direct offers: Following the last match on April 12, you can continue searching for jobs until after the work term begins if you are still looking for a job for the spring 2024 work term. After applying, employers will contact you directly to arrange interviews and discuss any offers.

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Winter 2024 monthly calendar

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Spring 2024 important dates

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  Number of apps you can submit Job postings open Job postings close (ET) Interview period Employer rankings available (ET) Student rankings due (ET) Match results available 
(ET)
Cycle 1 Posting 1 Submit up to 50 apps May 4 - 14 May 14 at 9 a.m. May 21 - June 5 June 6 at 2 p.m.  June 7 at 2 p.m. June 7 by end of day
Cycle 1 Posting 2 Submit up to 100 apps total (includes apps from previous cycle) May 15 - 22 May 22 at 9 a.m. May 21 - June 5 June 6 at 2 p.m. June 7 at 2 p.m. June 7 by end of day
Cycle 2 Posting 1 Submit up to 150 apps total (includes apps from previous cycles) June 8 - 18 June 18 at 9 a.m. June 24 - July 5* July 8 at
2 p.m.
July 9 at
2 p.m.
July 9 by end of day
Cycle 2 Posting 2 Submit up to 200 apps total (includes apps from previous cycles) June 19 - 25 June 25 at 9 a.m. June 24 - July 5* July 8 at
2 p.m.
July 9 at
2 p.m.
July 9 by end of day
Cycle 3
 
Submit up to 500 apps total (includes apps from all cycles) Beginning July 10
New jobs are posted daily and stay live for 2 business days before closing at 9 a.m. - check back often!
July 16 - 18 July 18 at 8 p.m. July 19 at 11 a.m. July 19 by end of day
Cycle 4
 
Submit up to 500 apps total (includes apps from all cycles) Beginning July 10
New jobs are posted daily and stay live for 2 business days before closing at 9 a.m. - check back often!
July 23 - 25 July 25 at 8 p.m. July 26 at 11 a.m. July 26 by end of day
Cycle 5
 
Submit up to 500 apps total (includes apps from all cycles) Beginning July 10
New jobs are posted daily and stay live for 2 business days before closing at 9 a.m. - check back often!
July 30 - Aug. 1 Aug. 1 at 8 p.m. Aug. 2 at 11 a.m. Aug. 2 by end of day

exclamation markImportant notes

  • May 20: No interviews/University closed (Victoria day holiday).
  • June 10: Last day to start work to earn a standard co-op credit for the spring 2024 term.
  • *July 1: No interviews/University closed (Canada day holiday).
  • July 8: Last day to start work to earn a flexible co-op credit for the spring 2024 term.
  • August 5: No interviews/University closed (Civic day holiday).

Direct offers: Following the last match on August 2, you can continue searching for jobs until after the work term begins if you are still looking for a job for the fall 2024 work term. After applying, employers will contact you directly to arrange interviews and discuss any offers.

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Spring 2024 monthly calendar

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