Hire Waterloo interns/co-op students for positions in healthcare, public health and healthcare technology

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Canadian health systems are rapidly evolving. To establish stability and innovation now and in the future, health-focused organizations including clinics, long-term care homes, hospitals and support networks must begin preparing and training the future generation of talent.

Waterloo co-op students learn from leading academics and researchers, who equip them to meet the needs of the evolving healthcare industry. From launching major digital records initiatives to patient care and medical research, Waterloo co-op students offer immense value to their workplaces.

 Top reasons to hire from Waterloo

handshake icon#1 in Canada for employer-student connections.

#1 on the QS Graduate Employability Ranking 2020 list. That’s why more than 7,100 employers choose to hire Waterloo!

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On average, companies see a return of $2 for every $1 invested from  hiring Waterloo
co-op students.

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95% of Faculty of Health graduates are either employed in their field or pursuing further education one year after graduating.

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.

people sitting across a desk from one another2) 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.

Join our Co-op Fundamentals Info Session

Gain insights on recruiting co-op talent, navigating Waterloo's hiring process, applying for funding opportunities and how we can support you.

Jobs Waterloo co-op students can fill

Waterloo students have the skills and experience to work in healthcare technology, med-tech, health and safety, clinics, hospitals, long-term care and more. Learn more about the areas where students can support your organization in a few common job categories below.

TIP FOR POSTING YOUR JOB: Employers can use clusters to target students they believe would be best suited for the job. Clusters are sorted into academic (course specific) and thematic (industry specific). Learn more about clusters and how to use them to advertise your job.

Don’t see what you’re looking for? With students from 120+ programs available each term, we can help you find the talent you need. Connect with us today!

Industry-leading companies hire co-op students

Businesses of every size choose to hire from Waterloo. Here’s a small snapshot of healthcare organizations that hire Waterloo students: 

  • Schlegel Villages   

  • Centre for Addiction and Mental Health   

  • University Health Network  

  • Cancer Care Ontario  

  • Heart & Stroke Foundation  

  • Sports Medicine and Rehab Center   

  • Ontario Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care

  • Premier Homecare Services   

  • Region of Peel  

  • L'Arche Canada 

  • Canadian Institute for Health Information  

  • YMCA   

  • Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre  

  • Toronto Rehabilitation Institute

  • St. Joseph’s Healthcare  

  • Agfa Healthcare  

  • Goldsworthy Chiropractic and Wellness Center  

  • Public Safety Canada  

  • Grand River Hospital  

  • Credit Valley Wellness Centre


Hear about The Centre for Applied Genomics (TGAG) experience hiring Waterloo co-op students

"There are so many examples of significant impacts that Waterloo students have had on our work. We've had students work on new machine learning methods for understanding the human genome, verifying and validating findings in our autism genomic study and working on the annotation of human chromosome seven. Many of these have resulted in high-impact publications and real advancements in the field. 

Waterloo students help us to be more future-proof in that we can use the program to identify students who might be good employees later."

RICHARD WINTLE, assistant director of TGAG

Top wage subsidies and tax incentives for hiring co-op

A tip to maximize your funding

Student Work Placement Program (SWPP) funding can be combined with the Ontario
Co-operative Education Tax Credit. This means that you might be eligible to receive both types of funding
For example: for each student you hire, you could receive up to $5,000 in SWPP funding plus an Ontario Co-operative Education Tax Credit of up to $3,000 in expenditures not covered by SWPP!

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We can help you find the right talent. Get in touch with Emily!  

Emily is a Business Developer for the University of Waterloo's co-operative education program.  
She can provide you with guidance and answer questions you may have about hiring from Waterloo.  
Email: emily.burgess@uwaterloo.ca
Phone: (226) 220-1766