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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    By: Matthew King (he/him)

    Proximity is becoming a clear priority for companies in the David Johnston Research + Technology Park at the University of Waterloo

  2. Sep. 15, 2022ATS encourages a growth mindset for co-op students to reach their full potential
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    By: Krista Henry (she/her) 

    When it comes to engaging emerging talent, like co-op students, Automation Tooling Systems (ATS) creates an environment for students to learn, innovate and grow their skills.

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    By: Krista Henry (she/her)

    To help meet the demands of the growing bioeconomy, healthcare start-up CleanSlate UV is leveraging co-op students’ creativity and future-ready mindset.

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  1. Sep. 29, 2022Job description fundamentals info session
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    Tired of looking through dozens (or more) candidate resumes and still not finding what you need? We have the solution – hire emerging talent, like co-op students. Get ahead of the curve and gain insights on recruiting this next generation of talent. Join one, or all three of our free information sessions to get started.

  2. Oct. 1, 2022Job description fundamentals info session
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    Tired of looking through dozens (or more) candidate resumes and still not finding what you need? We have the solution – hire emerging talent, like co-op students. Get ahead of the curve and gain insights on recruiting this next generation of talent. Join one, or all three of our free information sessions to get started.

  3. Oct. 4, 2022CEE Employer Impact Awards
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    Ceremony

    The Employer Impact Awards honour Waterloo’s Co-operative and Experiential Education employers who have made a significant and meaningful impact on their co-op students, their industry and our campus community. Join us as we celebrate our incredible employer champions and hear the first public acknowledgements of our 2021 award recipients. 

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