Employer and student

The University of Waterloo is a global leader in co-operative education. We have the world's largest co-op program of its kind with more than double the amount of students than the next largest co-op program in Canada. 

More than 120 of our undergraduate programs offer co-op.

Our competitive edge gives students more opportunities for success

  • 6,700+ co-op employers in 60+ countries
  • Co-op student employment rate of *97.5%
  • Four to six full-time, paid co-op terms before graduation

*For more information on how the employment rate is calculated, please visit our co-op employment rate page

Waterloo co-op students earn more​​

  • Total earnings of co-op students amounted to $226 million in 2015-16
  • 79% of Waterloo co-op students made an annual income of more than $50,000 two years after graduation

Prepare for your career to take flight

  • More than 2,600 international work terms in 60+ countries in 2015-16
96% of co-op grads employed 6 months after graduation worked in positions related to skills they acquired at Waterloocompared to 74% of Ontario graduates

Ontario University Graduate Survey of 2014 graduates

79%were earning $50,000+2 years after graduation compared to 39% of Ontario graduates

Ontario University Graduate Survey of 2014 graduates