Find future-ready talent from the global leader in co-operative education

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.

Join more than 7,500 other employers who have tapped into the value of co-op students from Waterloo. Register now and post a job! 

How does co-op work?

Register icon1) Register and postAffordable way to fill your talent needs

Access 25,000+ students available for full-time positions

interview icon2) Interview and hireTalent from 120+ accredited programs

Hire a student for 12 to 16 weeks.

repeat icon3) RepeatStudents are available year round

Easily repost your job for the next work term on WaterlooWorks

Why hire our co-op students? 

Illustration of a gear and lightbulb representing innovation29 years being rankedas Canada's most innovative university

Hiring our co-op students connects you with top talent from Canada’s most innovative university (Maclean’s Magazine).

Illustration of an students standing behind a handshake#1 in Canadafor employer-student connections

When hiring from Waterloo, we will connect you with top student talent, and guide you through the recruitment process (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020).

Illustration of a student walking up stairs to represent experiential learning#1 in Canadafor experiential learning

As Canada's leader in experiential learning, our students are equipped with the academic and technical skills needed for the workplace.

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