Hire Waterloo interns/co-op students for tech, business, finance and data

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Seven out of 10 top jobs, according to CareerCast, employ talent with math degrees. They have advanced technical and human-centered skills needed to solve complex problems. Their unique perspective brings value to any organization for global impact.

Hire tech, business, finance and data students from Canada's #1 university for Computer Science, Math and Engineering!

Top reasons to hire from Waterloo

Icon illustrating number 1 rating onlinie#1 Math and computer science programs in Canada

Topping the Maclean’s University Rankings 2021 list, Waterloo’s math and computer science programs are known across the world.

Icon illustrating programming with a computer and codeCo-op students are adaptable with advanced technological agility

Co-ops are knowledgeable in a variety of programming languages, algorithms and modelling for the future.

Icon illustrating a caring business relationship between 2 people#1 in Canada for employer-student connections

#1 on the QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020 list. That's why over 7,100 employers choose to hire Waterloo!

Icon illustrating a interns providing ideas and solutionsCo-op students have future-ready skills

Coming from the classroom, these students offer data-based research and logical thinking for real-world applications.

Icon illustrating a world full of innovative ideasCo-op students are drivers of innovation through unique perspectives

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

Roles Waterloo co-op students can fill

What work can Waterloo co-op students do in the business, finance, information technology, data and analytics fields? Learn more about job categories, roles and skills they bring to the table. 

TIP WHEN POSTING YOUR JOB: We have a number of industry clusters and programs to choose from so your jobs are seen by the right students! Choose as many relevant industry clusters and programs that you want to target.

To give you more flexibility, you may hire interns or co-op students as an employee or an independent contractor! Contact us and we can provide you with more details.

Industry-leading companies hire co-op students

Startups, small businesses and large corporations all choose to hire from Waterloo. Here’s a small snapshot of organizations our students have made an impact in:

  • Autodesk Inc
  • Amazon
  • BlackBerry
  • Christie
  • Condos.ca
  • Curvegrid
  • Deloitte
  • Electronic Arts Inc.
  • HelloGbye
  • LoyaltyOne Co.
  • Manulife
  • Maple Leaf Foods
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Nissan Canada Inc
  • NVIDIA Corporation
  • Open Text Corporation
  • Ritual
  • Scotiabank
  • Splunk Inc
  • Square
  • StackAdapt
  • Stripe
  • Tesla
  • TD Bank Group
  • The Home Depot Canada
  • The Hospital for Sick Children
  • theScore
  • Toronto Transit Commission
  • Uber
  • Uken Games

Hear about Shopify's experience hiring Waterloo co-op

"One of our interns [last year during Black Friday/Cyber Monday] wrote a maintenance task that prevented Shop Pay from failling for most of, if not all of, Chilean buyers."

AJ Thompson, Intern Experience Specialist, Shopify

 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.

Join our Co-op Fundamentals Info Session

Gain insights on recruiting co-op talent, navigating Waterloo's hiring process, applying for funding opportunities and how we can support you.

Top wage subsidies and tax incentives for hiring co-op

A tip to maximize your funding

Student Work Placement Program (SWPP) 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!

We can help you get the funding you need. Get in touch with us!


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