Hire Waterloo interns/co-op students for manufacturing roles

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With an increase in Canadian-made products and more workers reaching age of retirement, the manufacturing industry is poised for immense growth and in need of fresh talent over the next decade. 
As one of Canada’s largest employment sectors, there has never been a more critical time for the industry to fill positions with smart, affordable, future-ready talent.

As Canada’s top-ranked school for engineering, science and mathematics, Waterloo can connect manufacturers to talent with technical expertise for every stage of the manufacturing process. Using Waterloo’s job board, manufacturers can start building their talent pipeline today, filling jobs from the lab, to the line, to the office.

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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 over 7,100 employers choose to hire Waterloo!

computer displaying a globe with a graduation cap on topTop 50 engineering schools worldwide.

Waterloo engineers are recognized as leaders both in research
and in the field.

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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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Waterloo was recognized as the #1 school in Canada for engineering, mathematics and computer sciences by Macleans.  

lightbulb next to a gear and pencilCo-op students are drivers of innovation through unique perspectives.

Students can turn numbers into stories and project plans to help drive growth throughout any organization. 

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.

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Easily repost your job for the next work term on WaterlooWorks.

Jobs Waterloo co-op students can fill 

Waterloo co-op students can fill positions in manufacturing, data and research, engineering, quality control, operations and more. Learn more about job categories, roles and the skills they bring to the table.

TIP WHEN 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 organizations our students have made an impact in:

  • Ford Motor Company

  • PepsiCo Inc.

  • Tesla Inc.

  • Maple Leaf Foods  

  • Linamar Corporation   

  • Bombardier Inc.   

  • Magna International  

  • Toyota Canada

  • Nissan Canada 

  • ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc.   

  • Sanofi Pasteur Ltd.   

  • Johnson & Johnson Inc.   

  • Weston Foods Canada  

  • Nahanni Steel Products   

  • Mondelez International   

  • PerkinElmer Inc.

  • NVIDIA Corporation  

  • BlackBerry   

  • Tigercat International Inc.   

  • Delta Elevator Company Ltd.   

  • FiberTech Optica Inc.   

  • BTNX Inc.   

  • Petro-Canada Lubricants Inc.   

Top wage subsidies and tax incentives for hiring co-op

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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