Hire a co-op student

Co-operative education (co-op) is a new work-integrated learning option for Durham College (DC) students. Co-op offers students full-time paid work experiences, with each work term lasting 12 to 16 weeks in duration. The Co-operative Education office supports employers throughout the co-op recruitment process and up to the completion of the work term. Employers can apply for the Ontario Co-operative Education Tax Credit of up to $3,000 per co-op student, per work term.

Reasons to hire a co-op student

  • Assist with student learning
  • Provide temporary, practical, hands- on work experience to a student
  • Explore new employment positions without requiring extensive investment or long-range commitment
  • Enhance your profile on campus among students and faculty
  • Help meet your short-term needs during peak season(s): vacation schedules, transfers, special projects
  • Apply for the Ontario Co-operative Education Tax Credit of up to $3,000.00 per student, per work term

How to hire a co-op student

You can post a job on DC’s Hired portal by emailing co-op@durhamcollege.ca or call us directly at 905.721.2000 ext. 2619– our staff is here to assist you every step of the way.

There are four easy steps to get a co-op student at your organization:

  1. Produce a job description that includes:
  • Background information about your organization
  • Job responsibilities/duties
  • Required qualifications
  • Program(s) from which you wish to hire
  1. Review resumés; we will collect and e-mail or release them to you through our web portal.
  2. Select the co-op candidates you would like to interview; we will make the interview arrangements.
  3. Select the candidate who best fits your needs; we will present the job offer.

For more information contact DC’s Co-operative Education office at 905.721.2000 ext. 2619 or at co-op@durhamcollege.ca.