Co-op recruitment

Conestoga has more than 4,000 students in 70 co-op programs in a broad range of disciplines. Join the thousands of employer organizations that benefit from the talent that Conestoga students bring.

Co-op work terms

Winter 2023

Now accepting job postings for the winter work term (January to the end of April). See below for program availability.

Spring 2023

Job postings for the spring work term (May to the end of August) will be acccpeted beginning in early January.

Grants and tax credits

Grants and tax credits help support the cost of hiring a student. The Student Work Placement Program (SWPP), funded by Employment and Social Development Canada, provides wage subsidies for student work experiences through 2023 for post-secondary students through existing and new delivery partners across Canada. For important information, updates and delivery partners, see SWPP.

Questions?

Our Employer Relations team is ready to help you select the most appropriate program, determine an appropriate wage, schedule job interviews, and present co-op job offers.

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Contact us today

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

For general co-op inquiries:

Co-op employer partners honoured

Conestoga's outstanding employer partners, mentors, clients, alumni and co-op students were honoured during the 2022 Employer Recognition Awards. Read more.

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: $15.50-24
WT 2: $15.50-24
Credential
BAT
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT 3: $15.50-26
Winter
WT 2: $15.50-25
Spring
WT 1: $15.50-23
Credential
BENG
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT 2: $20-36
WT 3: $N/A
Winter
-
Spring
WT 1: $20-28
Credential
BID
Availability & Wage
Fall
-
Winter
-
Spring
WT 1: $15.50-21
WT 2: $15.50-23
Credential
OCD
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT: $N/A
Winter
-
Spring
-
Credential
OCGC
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT: $15.50-33
Winter
WT: $15.50-33
Spring
WT: $15.50-33
Credential
OCGC
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT: $15.50-25
Winter
-
Spring
-

Business, Insurance and Design

Credential
BBA
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT 1: $17-30
(Avail up to 8 mo.)
Winter
WT 2: $18-30
Spring
-
Credential
BBA
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT 3: $16-26
Winter
-
Spring
WT 1: $16-24
WT 2: $16-24
Credential
BDES
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT 2: $15.50-31
Winter
-
Spring
WT 1: $15.50-30
Credential
BPR
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT 1: $15.50-22
Winter
-
Spring
WT 2: $15.50-24
Credential
OCD
Availability & Wage
Fall
-
Winter
-
Spring
WT: $15.50-20
Credential
OCAD
Availability & Wage
Fall
-
Winter
WT 1: $15.50-20
Spring
WT 2: $16.50-24
Credential
OCAD
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT 2: $17.50-25
Winter
-
Spring
WT 1: $16.50-25
WT 3: $18-27
Credential
OCGC
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT: $17-26
Winter
WT: $17-26
Spring
WT: $17-26
Credential
OCGC
Availability & Wage
Fall
-
Winter
-
Spring
WT: $16-23
Credential
OCGC
Availability & Wage
Fall
-
Winter
-
Spring
WT: $18-23
Credential
OCGC
Availability & Wage
Fall
-
Winter
-
Spring
WT: $20-24

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Credential
OCAD
Availability & Wage
Fall
-
Winter
-
Spring
WT 1: $16-25
WT 2: $16-27
Credential
OCAD
Availability & Wage
Fall
-
Winter
-
Spring
WT 1: $15.50-22
WT 2: $16-22
Credential
OCGC
Availability & Wage
Fall
-
Winter
-
Spring
WT: $17-25

Community and Public Services

Credential
OCGC
Availability & Wage
Fall
-
Winter
-
Spring
WT: $N/A
Credential
BCCH
Availability & Wage
Fall
-
Winter
-
Spring
WT: $15.50-25
Credential
BELPD
Availability & Wage
Fall
-
Winter
-
Spring
WT: $17-25
Credential
BEPH
Availability & Wage
Fall
-
Winter
-
Spring
WT: $17-28
Credential
OCGC
Availability & Wage
Fall
-
Winter
-
Spring
WT: $15.50-23

Culinary and Hospitality

Credential
OCD
Availability & Wage
Fall
-
Winter
-
Spring
WT: $15.50-19
Credential
OCD
Availability & Wage
Fall
-
Winter
-
Spring
WT: $15.50-20
Credential
OCC
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT: $15.50-21
Winter
-
Spring
WT: $15.50-21
Credential
OCD
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT: $15.50-19
Winter
-
Spring
WT: $15.50-19
Credential
OCGC
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT: $16-20
Winter
WT: $16-20
Spring
WT: $16-20
Credential
OCD
Availability & Wage
Fall
-
Winter
-
Spring
WT: $15.50-19

Electrical Engineering

Credential
BENG
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT 3: $N/A
Winter
-
Spring
WT 1: $16-24
WT 2: $20-32
Credential
OCAD
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT 2: $15.50-26
Winter
WT 3: $15.50-26
Spring
WT 1: $15.50-26
(Avail up to 16 mo.)
WT 4: $16-26
Credential
OCAD
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT 2: $15.50-25
Winter
WT 3: $15.50-25
Spring
WT 1: $15.50-25
(Avail up to 16 mo.)
WT 4: $17-25

Electrical Technician, Electro-Mechanical Maintenance

Credential
OCD
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT 2: $15.50-27
Winter
-
Spring
WT 1: $15.50-26
WT 3: $15.50-26
Credential
OCD
Availability & Wage
Fall
-
Winter
-
Spring
WT: $15.50-24

Electronics Engineering

Credential
BENG
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT 3: $16-30
Winter
WT 2: $15.50-27
Spring
WT 1: $15.50-27
Credential
OCAD
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT 2: $15.50-26
Winter
WT 3: $16-29
Spring
WT 1: $15.50-26
(Avail up to 16 mo.)
WT 4: $16-30
Credential
OCAD
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT 2: $15.50-21
Winter
WT 3: $15.50-21
Spring
WT 1: $15.50-20
(Avail up to 16 mo.)
WT 4: $15.50-21
Credential
OCGC
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT: $15.50-25
Winter
WT: $15.50-25
Spring
WT: $15.50-25

Food Processing and Packaging Engineering

Credential
OCD
Availability & Wage
Fall
-
Winter
-
Spring
WT: $15.50-18.50
Credential
OCD
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT: $15.50-22
Winter
-
Spring
WT: $15.50-22

Heavy Duty Equipment Technician – Motive Power

Credential
OCD
Availability & Wage
Fall
-
Winter
-
Spring
WT: $15.50-18

Information Technology and Applied Health Information Science

Credential
BAHIS
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT 2: $15.50-27
Winter
-
Spring
WT 1: $15.50-24
Credential
BCS
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT 3: $N/A
Winter
-
Spring
WT 1: $16-30
WT 2: $N/A
Credential
OCGC
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT: $17-33
Winter
WT: $17-33
Spring
WT: $17-33
Credential
OCGC
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT: $16-26
Winter
WT: $16-26
Spring
WT: $16-26
Credential
OCGC
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT: $16-30
Winter
WT: $16-30
Spring
WT: $16-30
Credential
OCAD
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT 2: $16.50-28
Winter
WT 3: $17-30
Spring
WT 1: $16-28
(Avail up to 16 mo.)
WT 4: $17.50-32
Credential
OCD
Availability & Wage
Fall
-
Winter
WT: $16-24
Spring
-
Credential
OCGC
Availability & Wage
Fall
-
Winter
-
Spring
WT: $N/A
Credential
OCAD
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT 2: $16.50-25
Winter
WT 3: $17-26
Spring
WT 1: $15.50-25
(Avail up to 16 mo.)
WT 4: $17.50-28
Credential
OCGC
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT: $16-32
Winter
WT: $16-32
Spring
WT: $16-32
Credential
OCAD
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT 2: $17.50-29
Winter
WT 3: $18-30
Spring
WT 1: $17-28
(Avail up to 16 mo.)
WT 4: $19-32
Credential
OCGC
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT: $16-29
Winter
WT: $16-29
Spring
WT: $16-29

Mechanical Engineering

Credential
BENG
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT 2: $16-25
WT 3: $16-32
Winter
-
Spring
WT 1: $16-25
Credential
OCD
Availability & Wage
Fall
-
Winter
WT 2: $15.50-21
Spring
WT 1: $15.50-20
Credential
OCAD
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT 3: $15.50-23
Winter
WT 2: $15.50-22
Spring
WT 1: $15.50-22
Credential
OCAD
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT 3: $16-26
Winter
WT 2: $16-23
Spring
WT 1: $16-21
Credential
OCAD
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT 3: $16-30
Winter
WT 2: $16-25
Spring
WT 1: $16-25
Credential
OCGC
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT: $16-25
Winter
-
Spring
-

Metal Machining Trades

Credential
OCD
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT 2: $15.50-21
Winter
-
Spring
WT 1: $15.50-20
Credential
OCD
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT 2: $15.50-19
Winter
-
Spring
WT 1: $15.50-19

Powerline Technician

Credential
OCD
Availability & Wage
Fall
-
Winter
WT 2: $15.50-29
Spring
WT 1: $15.50-29

Welding Engineering

Credential
OCAD
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT 2: $18.50-25
Winter
WT 3: $18.50-25
Spring
WT 1: $18-23
(Avail up to 16 mo.)
WT 4: $18.50-26
Credential
OCD
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT: $N/A
Winter
-
Spring
-
Credential
OCAD
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT 2: $17-22
Winter
WT 3: $17-22
Spring
WT 1: $16-21
(Avail up to 16 mo.)
WT 4: $17-23

Woodworking

Credential
OCAD
Availability & Wage
Fall
WT 3: $15.50-20
Winter
WT 2: $15.50-20
Spring
WT 1: $15.50-20

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.