Hire future-ready talent

Join more than 8,000 employers who have tapped into the value of co-op students from Waterloo. Register now and post a job! 

Looking for bright, innovative and skilled talent? You're in the right place! Waterloo co-op students are available for four or eight month work terms to help with large projects, daily tasks and everything in between. With more than 25,000 students from 120+ programs available to hire, we’re here to help you find the talent you need.

Our students combine top notch academic learning with work term experiences to bring you tech-savvy solutions, diverse perspectives and the ability to connect your business to the next generation mindset.

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If you're new to hiring, we've got you covered! Learn the fundamentals of hiring, job descriptions and available funding opportunites in our free virtual info sessions.

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Why Waterloo co-op students?

Waterloo co-op students can tackle the world of work heads-on. They're passionate to solve real-world challenges. Driven by an entrepreneurial spirit. Ready to create meaningful impact wherever they go.

How does co-op work?


Register and post a job on our platform WaterlooWorks. Take advantage of our job boards and hire students for 12 to 16 weeks. Easily repost previous positions for the next hiring term. Get all the details on how to hire.

Funding opportunities

There are a variety of grants, tax credits and funding programs that help subsidize the cost of your hire. Discover available funding opportunities, learn about your eligibility or chat with a specialist to get started.

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Hear from our employers

"We cannot be successful without a strong co-op graduate program and a pipeline. A talent pipeline is fundamental to our success for the future." 

 - Jas Dhindsa, Chief Technology and Data Officer, Gore Mutual

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By: Krista Henry (she/her)

Future-ready engineers at startup Mycro Harvest are leveraging Waterloo co-op students to assist their smart farms by using artificial intelligence (AI) to increase food production and help meet future demand.