Grow your talent pipeline with Waterloo

Various Life Science co-op students working

Within the next five years, Canada plans to double the size of the health and biosciences sector and become a top-three global hub by:

  • leveraging and advancing innovative technologies,
  • attracting and retaining capital, skills and talent 
  • ensuring a vibrant ecosystem that will unleash the full potential of the sector and lead to improved health outcomes

Are you prepared for this rapid growth? Do you have the talent pipeline needed to support the new demands of the life sciences industry? Start with the University of Waterloo! 

With hands-on experience, in the lab and on-the-job, Waterloo students combine academic excellence with real-world problem-solving skills to bring immediate value to your workplace. Co-op students are available year-round for 4- or 8-month work terms!


Hire Waterloo Life Sciences students to support your organization

At Waterloo, we start preparing our students for the workplace in first year. Through rigorous academics and professional development courses, we anticipate the needs of industries like life sciences and work with our students to meet those industry demands.

Learn more about the areas students can support in a few common job categories below. To help you target the best students for your role, we have included suggested clusters to include in your job posting.

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.

 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.

Top wage subsidies and tax incentives for hiring co-op

A tip to maximize your funding

Student Work Placement Program funding can be combined with the Ontario Co-operative Education Tax Credit. This mean 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!

Carolyn Lee 

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

Carolyn 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.  
Phone: (519) 803-6854


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