Pilot project brings fingerprinting services to campus for co-op students

Friday, July 22, 2022

University of Waterloo students at the The Centre on campus

By: Matthew King (he/him)

A new pilot project by Co-operative and Experiential Education is making the process for obtaining fingerprinting a little easier for co-op students. Those who find a co-op job with the Federal Government of Canada and require fingerprinting as part of their employment, will now be able to access the service right here on the University of Waterloo campus.

The Centre, located in Needles Hall South (NH), will welcome a mobile fingerprinting unit from The Canadian Corps of Commissionaires following the Cycle 3 match. Students will be able to book a 15-minute appointment through Portal.

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Fingerprinting services will be offered in The Centre on:

Tuesday, August 2

Wednesday, August 3

Monday, August 8

Students must bring two physical pieces of valid government photo identification (you may use your student card for one & digital copies will not be accepted), and the fingerprint request form from the employer.

“Our goal at The Centre is to put students first and provide exceptional service,” said Nancy Heide, director of The Centre. “By offering this service, we can ease the burden some students face after becoming employed.”

Previously, students who required fingerprinting services needed to travel to either a Commissionaires office (the closest location is in Hamilton) or utilize a third-party company.