Important dates

WaterlooWorks employment process at a glance

Generally speaking, this is what your recruiting term will look like if you're using WaterlooWorks to search for jobs. If you're looking for jobs outside of WaterlooWorks, you can follow your own schedule and continue searching until four weeks after your work term begins!

Who should use this calendar: 

  • All co-op students except those in Pharmacy and Architecture. 
  • Architectural Engineering students can also apply to jobs on both the Co-op ARCH and Hire Waterloo Co-op job boards on WaterlooWorks, and should refer to the important dates for Architecture students calendar when applying to jobs on the Co-op ARCH job board. 
  • For more information on the various WaterlooWorks job boards, visit WaterlooWorks Help
Month 1First Interview Cycle

Job Posting #1 opens:
max. 50 applications
until postings close

Job Posting #2 opens:
max. 300 applications
until end of continuous
interview cycle

Note: interviews begin
in month 2

Month 2First Interview Cycle

Daily interviews
(8AM - 7PM)

after first interview cycle interviews end


Month 3Continuous Interview Cycle

Jobs posted daily
max. 300 applications

Interviews every

Rank/Match every

Month 4Direct Offer Period

Jobs posted
as received

Interviews arranged
by student/employer

Employers make
offers directly

Spring 2020 Calendar

Fall 2020 Calendar

Winter 2021 Calendar

Spring 2021 Calendar

Note: a small number of jobs may appear before the first posting and/or may expire prior to posting close date, as some employers have processes with recruiting timelines that do not follow our cycle. In all cases, a special note will be included in the job posting.

Suggested co-op work term start and end dates

  May - August 2020 September - December 2020 January - April 2021 May - August 2021
Start date           May 11 September 8 January 4 May 3
End date   August 21 December 23 April 23 August 20

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