The work term

Co-op student working on project

Work term policies


Various policies apply to you and your employer during a work term. The policies exist to protect the rights of you and your employer. Not complying with these policies could result in consequences.

Work term employment agreements

  • These are between you and the employer.
  • The University of Waterloo is not part of these agreements
  • The University of Waterloo has no financial or legal responsibility with regard to events or actions by either party that affect your employment situation (e.g., layoffs, intellectual property issues, confidentiality agreements, strikes).