Conestoga has more than 4,000 students in 66 co-op programs in a broad range of disciplines.
Join the thousands of employer organizations that benefit from the talent that Conestoga students bring.
Fall 2022 co-op work term
Students can begin working as early as Tuesday, September 6th and continue until the end of December, as long as the minimum requirement of 12 consecutive weeks of full-time work (420 hours) is met.
Grants and tax credits help support the cost of hiring a student
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 about programs or how to hire?
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.
Contact us today
For general co-op inquiries:
- complete the form at the bottom of this page, or
- email email@example.com
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.
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.
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