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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  1. Sep. 26, 2023What can supervisors do to ensure a successful co-op term for students? The 4Cs of supervision success for next generation talent
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    By: Namish Modi (he/him)

    Waterloo’s Work-Learn Institute shares research-based tips for supervisors

    What can supervisors do to ensure a successful co-op term for students? Research from Waterloo’s Work-Learn Institute (WxL), points to a 4C model for successful supervision.

  2. Sep. 21, 2023Five ways to thrive in the future of work
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    By: Krista Henry 

    How Gen Z talent can provide future-ready skills needed to succeed

  3. Sep. 7, 2023Engineering solutions to environmental challenges with GHD
    Two students taking samples on land during a co-op work term with GHD

    By: Krista Henry (she/her)

    How Waterloo co-op students play a vital role in supporting sustainability

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  1. Oct. 5, 2023CEE Employer Impact Awards
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    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.

  2. Oct. 24, 2023The Talent Evolution Series: The impact of AI on the future of work

    Hear from a panel of employers, alumni and students about how Artificial Intelligence and generative pre-trained transformer (GPT) chatbots may impact hiring and the future of work. Panelists will discuss the transformative potential of AI on the employee lifecycle, new roles and evolving skillsets in the workplace.

    Join University of Waterloo alumni, co-op employers and co-op students to network, connect and learn from a special panel discussion about the evolving world of AI. 

    Registration details coming soon.

  3. Mar. 7, 2024CEE Employer Impact Conference
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    Co-operative and Experiential Education at the University of Waterloo along with industry and student experts will discuss the changing world of work. Sessions will share insights about how organizations can prepare for hiring new roles for the future and build a pipeline of next-generation talent.

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