Hire co-op students this winter and you could get over $7,500 in wage subsidies and tax incentives

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Are you looking to hire interns and co-op students this winter?


Post your jobs on WaterlooWorks (our free job board) today.

During these uncertain times, we've built in more flexibility to our hiring process to make it as easy as possible.

Get funding and flexibility when you decide to hire co-op!


- Hire a co-op student for 8 - 16 weeks
- Access various wage subsidies and tax incentives

Join more than 7,100 other employers who have tapped into the value of co-op students from Waterloo.

When you hire co-op students, you may be eligible to receive up to 75% of the student's wage (up to a maximum of $7,500 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 21,000+ 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

Do you have an open role that requires three to four hours each day?

Does your organization have project-based work for three days a week?

Are you not quite ready to hire today, but think you might need someone a few weeks from now?

We've made hiring Waterloo co-op students more flexible!

A Winter 2021 work term can now range from 8 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 Winter term is starting on January 4, 2021 you can post a job, interview and hire into March.


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)

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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 $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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