Hire a Waterloo Arts co-op student

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Waterloo Arts students are intelligent, professional and well-positioned to introduce new ideas into the workplace. Drawing on their diverse experience, they look at challenges through a unique lens, and they’re motivated to share solutions that will make a difference in your organization.

Their approach and attitude can inspire a culture of innovation, encouraging new and existing employees alike to find innovative ways to tackle existing problems. The knowledge and fresh perspective these students bring to their roles provide organizations with a competitive edge, along with a direct line to future-ready talent.


Who hires Waterloo Arts co-op students? 

Arts students are adaptable and well-suited to work in a variety of industries and roles. The following is a small sample of organizations that have hired Waterloo Arts co-op students. 

  • ApplyBoard
  • BlackBerry
  • CGI Group Inc
  • Clearpath Robotics
  • D2L
  • Deloitte
  • Flipp
  • Manulife Financial
  • National Research Council Canada
  • Nissan Canada
  • Ontario Ministry of Finance
  • Ontario Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services
  • Peel Regional Police
  • RBC Financial Group
  • Royal Bank of Canada
  • Scotiabank
  • Sheridan College
  • The New Quarterly
  • Toronto District School Board
  • Treasury Board Secretariat
  • United Way
  • Waterloo Region Museum


What kind of work can Arts co-op students do?

Arts students are equipped to support many areas of your organization. Learn more about the talents they can bring to a few of the most common job categories below, including sample job titles, skills that students bring and more.


Why hire our co-op students?

Illustration of a gear and lightbulb representing innovationCanada's most innovative university28 years in a row

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

We're proud to be ranked #1 in Canada for employer-student connections because of our incredible students and employers (like you). (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.

Find out why employers (like Microsoft) hire Waterloo co-op students

Hear what skills Arts student Manaasa brings to the workforce


 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 8 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 $7,500 in SWPP funding plus an Ontario Co-opertive Education Tax Credit of up to $3,000 in expenditures not covered by SWPP!

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Connect with Arts co-op Specialist, Mari-Beth

She can provide you with guidance and answer questions you may have about hiring from Waterloo.

Email: mbdavis@uwaterloo.ca
Phone: (226) 339-0424