Co-operative Education lists current student employment rates:
- by faculty,
- program of study,
- and level of work term.
The employment rates display both employed and unemployed students.
- Employed students:
- Includes co-op students returning to a previous employer, arranging their own job, and matched with a job through JobMine.
- Unemployed students:
- Co-op students scheduled for a work term, but have not yet found employment.
Not every co-op student finds a job
The co-op program does not guarantee you employment. Historically, our overall employment rates have varied between 86-99.9 per cent.
You may not find employment for your co-op work term. The majority of unemployed students each term tend to be at the junior level, looking for a first or second work term.
Here are some reasons you may be unsuccessful at finding employment:
- How much effort you put into the job search process
- Your employable and interview skills
- Work location preferences
- Availability of jobs in your field
- Which jobs you choose to apply to
- Economy trends
If you’re unable to find employment for your work term, Co-operative Education will continue to work with you to help you find a job into the beginning of the work term.
At this point, you can:
- arrange your own employment that will count for co-op credit.
- return to school for another academic term (need prior approval).
- find a non-co-op (no credit) job that allows you to earn money and take a WatPD course.
Depending on your program of study, you'll need four to six work terms credit for your co-op degree.