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.
Winter 2022 co-op work term
Students can begin working as early as Monday, January 3rd and continue until the end of April, as long as the minimum requirement of 12 consecutive weeks of full-time work (420 hours) is met.
We encourage virtual interviews wherever possible via video and phone. At this time, we cannot host any on-campus interviews.
Grants and tax credits help support the cost of hiring a student
July 19, 2021 update: Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) announced 7 new industry partners with more than $239.8 million in 2021-22 to fund the Student Work Placement Program (SWPP), creating an additional 50,000 placements for post-secondary students through both existing and new delivery partners across Canada.
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Financial incentives & tax credits.
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.
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.
Architecture, Interior Design, and Construction
Business, Insurance and Design
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Community and Public Services
Culinary and Hospitality
Electrical Technician, Electro-Mechanical Maintenance
Food Processing and Packaging Engineering
Heavy Duty Equipment Technician – Motive Power
Information Technology and Applied Health Information Science
Metal Machining Trades
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.
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.