Co-op recruitment

Conestoga has more than 4,000 co-op students in 64 co-op programs in a broad range of disciplines - from degrees and diplomas to trades.

Winter 2021 co-op work terms and COVID-19

Please note the following changes in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic situation:

Winter 2021

  • Work term minimum length: reduced from 12 weeks to 8 weeks or 280 hours. A minimum of 10 weeks is still required for employers who claim the Co-operative Education Tax Credit (CETC).
  • Final date to post a job: Monday, March 1
  • Final date to secure a student: Friday, March 5 to begin work on Monday, March 8

Spring/Summer 2021

  • Work term minimum length: 12 weeks or 420 hours
  • Final date to post a job: Monday, May 31
  • Final date to secure a student: Friday, June 4 to begin work on Monday, June 7

Interviews

We strongly recommend virtual interviews wherever possible via video and phone. At this time, we cannot host any on-campus interviews.

Post a co-op job Employer responsibilities

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For program-specific inquiries: select the program link below for the employer relations contact information.

For general co-op inquiries:

Co-op program details

Select a co-op program link from the industry categories below for complete program details.

N/A = wage information is not available.

program
Credential
Availability & Wage
Fall
Winter
Spring

Architecture, Interior Design, and Construction

Credential
OCAD
Availability & Wage
Fall
-
Winter
-
Spring
WT 1: $15-22
WT 2: $15-22
Credential
BAT
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT 3: $15-26
Winter
WT 2: $15-24
Spring
WT 1: $14-21
Credential
BENG
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT 2: $N/A
Winter
-
Spring
WT 1: $N/A
Credential
BID
Availability & Wage
Fall
-
Winter
-
Spring
WT 1: $14-18.50
WT 2: $14-20.50
Credential
OCGC
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT: $14-28
Winter
WT: $14-28
Spring
WT: $14-28
Credential
OCGC
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT: $14-23
Winter
-
Spring
-

Business, Insurance and Design

Credential
BBA
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT 1: $15-24
(Avail up to 8 mo.)
Winter
WT 2: $15-24
Spring
-
Credential
BBA
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT 3: $14-29
Winter
-
Spring
WT 1: $14-26
WT 2: $14-26
Credential
BDES
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT 2: $14.50-25
Winter
-
Spring
WT 1: $15-25
Credential
BPR
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT 1: $14-18
Winter
-
Spring
WT 2: $14-21.50
Credential
OCD
Availability & Wage
Fall
-
Winter
-
Spring
WT: $15.50-19
Credential
OCAD
Availability & Wage
Fall
-
Winter
WT 1: $14-20
Spring
WT 2: $14-20
Credential
OCAD
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT 2: $14-19
Winter
-
Spring
WT 1: $14.75-19
WT 3: $14-21
Credential
OCGC
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT: $14-24
Winter
WT: $14-24
Spring
WT: $14-24
Credential
OCGC
Availability & Wage
Fall
-
Winter
-
Spring
WT: $N/A
Credential
OCGC
Availability & Wage
Fall
-
Winter
-
Spring
WT: $N/A

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Credential
OCAD
Availability & Wage
Fall
-
Winter
-
Spring
WT 1: $15-20
WT 2: $15-21
Credential
OCAD
Availability & Wage
Fall
-
Winter
-
Spring
WT 1: $15-19
WT 2: $16-22
Credential
OCGC
Availability & Wage
Fall
-
Winter
-
Spring
WT: $16.75-24

Community and Public Services

Credential
BCCH
Availability & Wage
Fall
-
Winter
-
Spring
WT: $14-22
Credential
BELPD
Availability & Wage
Fall
-
Winter
-
Spring
WT: $14-21.75
Credential
BEPH
Availability & Wage
Fall
-
Winter
-
Spring
WT: $14-22.50
Credential
OCGC
Availability & Wage
Fall
-
Winter
-
Spring
WT: $15.50-21

Culinary and Hospitality

Credential
OCD
Availability & Wage
Fall
-
Winter
-
Spring
WT: $N/A
Credential
OCD
Availability & Wage
Fall
-
Winter
-
Spring
WT: $11.50-16
Credential
OCC
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT: $11.50-16
Winter
WT: $11.50-16
Spring
WT: $11.50-16
Credential
OCD
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT: $11-16.50
Winter
-
Spring
WT: $11-17
Credential
OCGC
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT: $11.50-17
Winter
WT: $11.50-17
Spring
WT: $11.50-17
Credential
OCD
Availability & Wage
Fall
-
Winter
-
Spring
WT: $12-16

Electrical Engineering

Credential
BENG
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT 3: $N/A
Winter
-
Spring
WT 1: $N/A
WT 2: $N/A
Credential
OCAD
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT 2: $15-22.50
Winter
WT 3: $15-22.50
Spring
WT 1: $15-22.50
(Avail up to 16 mo.)
WT 4: $16-25
Credential
OCAD
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT 2: $15-20
Winter
WT 3: $17-20
Spring
WT 1: $15-18.50
(Avail up to 16 mo.)
WT 4: $17-20

Electrical Technician, Electro-Mechanical Maintenance

Credential
OCD
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT 2: $14-18
Winter
-
Spring
WT 1: $14-18
WT 3: $14-19
Credential
OCD
Availability & Wage
Fall
-
Winter
-
Spring
WT: $15-22

Electronics Engineering

Credential
BENG
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT 3: $15-28
Winter
WT 2: $15-25
Spring
WT 1: $15-25
Credential
OCAD
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT 2: $15-24
Winter
WT 3: $15-24
Spring
WT 1: $15-21.75
(Avail up to 16 mo.)
WT 4: $16-24
Credential
OCAD
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT 2: $15-22
Winter
WT 3: $16-23
Spring
WT 1: $15-17.25
(Avail up to 16 mo.)
WT 4: $16.50-25
Credential
OCGC
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT: $14-20
Winter
WT: $14-20
Spring
WT: $14-20

Food Processing and Packaging Engineering

Credential
OCD
Availability & Wage
Fall
-
Winter
-
Spring
WT: $14.50-16.50
Credential
OCD
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT: $15-18.25
Winter
-
Spring
WT: $15-18.25

Heavy Duty Equipment Technician – Motive Power

Credential
OCD
Availability & Wage
Fall
-
Winter
-
Spring
WT: $N/A

Information Technology and Applied Health Information Science

Credential
BAHIS
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT 2: $14-26
Winter
-
Spring
WT 1: $14-23
Credential
OCGC
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT: $N/A
Winter
WT: $N/A
Spring
WT: $N/A
Credential
OCGC
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT: $15-23.50
Winter
WT: $15-23.50
Spring
WT: $15-23.50
Credential
OCGC
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT: $15-30
Winter
WT: $15-30
Spring
WT: $15-30
Credential
OCAD
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT 2: $16-25.75
Winter
WT 3: $16-27
Spring
WT 1: $15-25.75
(Avail up to 16 mo.)
WT 4: $16-27
Credential
OCD
Availability & Wage
Fall
-
Winter
WT: $14-23
Spring
-
Credential
OCAD
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT 2: $17.25-22
Winter
WT 3: $17.25-23
Spring
WT 1: $16-20
(Avail up to 16 mo.)
WT 4: $18-25
Credential
OCGC
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT: $15-29
Winter
WT: $15-29
Spring
WT: $15-29
Credential
OCAD
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT 2: $16.50-22
Winter
WT 3: $17-24
Spring
WT 1: $16.50-22
(Avail up to 16 mo.)
WT 4: $17-25
Credential
OCGC
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT: $N/A
Winter
WT: $N/A
Spring
WT: $N/A

Mechanical Engineering

Credential
BENG
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT 2: $15-22
WT 3: $16-25
Winter
-
Spring
WT 1: $15-20
Credential
OCAD
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT 2: $17-21
Winter
WT 3: $17-21
Spring
WT 1: $16-21
(Avail up to 16 mo.)
WT 4: $17-21.25
Credential
OCD
Availability & Wage
Fall
-
Winter
WT 2: $16-21
Spring
WT 1: $14-19
Credential
OCAD
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT 3: $15.75-22
Winter
WT 2: $15.75-21
Spring
WT 1: $15-21
Credential
OCAD
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT 3: $16-22.50
Winter
WT 2: $16-22.50
Spring
WT 1: $15.50-20
Credential
OCAD
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT 3: $15-25
Winter
WT 2: $15-22
Spring
WT 1: $14-22
Credential
OCGC
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT: $14-26
Winter
-
Spring
-
Credential
OCD
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT: $N/A
Winter
-
Spring
-
Credential
OCAD
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT 2: $15-18
Winter
WT 3: $17-18
Spring
WT 1: $15-18
(Avail up to 16 mo.)
WT 4: $17-18

Metal Machining Trades

Credential
OCD
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT 2: $14-21
Winter
-
Spring
WT 1: $14-20
Credential
OCD
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT 2: $14-18.50
Winter
-
Spring
WT 1: $14-18.50

Powerline Technician

Credential
OCD
Availability & Wage
Fall
-
Winter
WT 2: $15-28
Spring
WT 1: $15-27.25

Woodworking

Credential
OCAD
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT 3: $14-19
Winter
WT 2: $14-18.50
Spring
WT 1: $14-18.50

Employer responsibilities

Conestoga is seeking employers who can:

  • Provide career-related work experience.
  • Acknowledge that the student is hired in an employee-employer relationship.
  • Provide duties and responsibilities related to the objectives of the program of study.
  • Pay wages as negotiated between the employer and the student.
  • Provide orientation, training and on-going supervision.
  • Employ the student for no less than the minimum number of hours required per work term.
  • Provide Co-op & Career Services with feedback at the mid-term point of each work term.
  • Inform the Co-op Office of any concerns with student performance or changes to the co-op work term.
  • Assign progressive responsibility and/or exposure to new challenges during multiple work terms.
  • Provide the student with a completed written performance evaluation at the conclusion of the work term.

Accessibility

Conestoga College recognizes that accessibility is a college-wide responsibility and is committed to ensuring that its programs, services and facilities are accessible. Learn more about accessibility at Conestoga.