Employers

Employers

Our website contains important information about our program and its many advantages for you as an employer.

For many employers, hiring a co-op student has proven to be a positive and rewarding investment.

  • We offer a personalized service and only match candidates who prove to be a good fit with your organization’s goals.
  • Our program boasts many success stories during work placements and for long-term employment with our Co-op partners.
  • Many of our students are fluent in both French and English.
  • Our students have worked in many areas of the country and abroad.
  • We have also had many of our international students participate in work placements in their home country, adding a multicultural element to the program.

Thank you for your interest in our Co-operative Education program! To find out more, click on the subject that interests you in the sub-menu under employers, and help our students become the leaders of tomorrow.

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Benefits

Thank you for taking the first step in inquiring about Bishop’s University’s Co-operative Education Program! The advantages of hiring a Bishop’s University Co-op student are numerous and can result in a rewarding experience for both you and the student!

Tax Credit Information

Employers who hire students in Quebec may be eligible to receive a tax credit towards the co-op student’s salary. More information regarding the Québec tax credit.

Once the student has successfully completed the work term, the Co-operative Education Office will fill out the appropriate form to attest to the organization’s participation in the Co-op Program.  Once the form is received by the organization, it is their responsibility to fill in the remaining paperwork and claim it for the appropriate tax year.

Work Placement Criteria

The following criteria have been set forth by the Bishop’s University Co-operative Education Office in conjunction with the guidelines produced by the Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada:

  1. All work placements must be remunerated.
  2. Work placements must be between 12 and 16 weeks at full-time hours (typically 35 hours per week).
  3. All work placements should reflect a valuable learning experience and environment.
  4. Supervisors of co-op students should be available to provide guidance and support through out the work placement.
  5. Supervisors must be available to complete a final evaluation of the co-op student.

As an employer, if you have additional questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the Co-operative Education Coordinator at anytime: coop@ubishops.ca.

Salary Information

As was previously stated, co-operative education work placements must be remunerated. The salary; however, is determined by you, and is reflective of your particular industry and current market conditions. Wages should also be equitable and comparable to those of the company’s current employees. Benefits are allotted at your discretion. The average salary for co-op students usually depends on how many work terms they have previously completed or how much experience they are bringing with them to the role.

*Employers should keep in mind that co-op students are responsible for assuming the cost of tuition fees (a co-op placement is a 3 credit course) when determining the co-op students’ salaries.