Hire co-op students this fall and you could receive over $5,000 in wage subsidies and tax incentives

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Join more than 7,100 other employers who have tapped into the value of co-op students from Waterloo. Post your jobs on WaterlooWorks (our free job board) today.

When you hire co-op students, you may be eligible to receive up to 50% of the student's wage (up to a maximum of $5,000 per student) along with an Ontario Co-operative Education tax credit of up to $3,000.

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.

A Fall 2022 work term can range from 12 to 16 weeks with a minimum of 280 hours, giving your organization the flexibility with start and finish dates for your student.

Even though the Fall term is starting on September 6, 2022, you can post a job, interview and hire into late October.

If you have unique hiring needs, we offer flexible hiring options. Feel free to reach out to our team at hire.talent@uwaterloo.ca!

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.

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

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-opertive Education Tax Credit of up to $3,000 in expenditures not covered by SWPP!

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