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.

Join over 1,000 employer organizations per year that benefit from the talent that Conestoga students bring.

Spring/Summer 2021 co-op work term (May 1 - August 31)

Student hires can make an impact with minimum work term lengths now returned to 12 weeks or 420 hours

Grants and tax credits help support the cost of hiring a student

April 20, 2021 update: The new federal budget proposes to invest $239.8 million in the Student Work Placement Program in 2021-22 to support work-integrated learning opportunities for post-secondary students. This funding would increase the wage subsidy available for employers to 75 per cent, up to $7,500 per student, while also increasing an employers' ability to access the program. Contact us for details.

Important dates

  • 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 are encouraging virtual interviews wherever possible via video and phone. At this time, we cannot host any on-campus interviews.

Questions about programs or how to hire?

Our Employer Relations team is ready to assist you in selecting the most appropriate program, determining an appropriate wage, scheduling job interviews, and presenting co-op job offers.

Post a co-op job Employer responsibilities

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 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
WT 3: $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.