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Thinking of hiring a co-op student? Your business could benefit!

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Hiring co-op students is a cost-effective strategy for small businesses looking for motivated, qualified staff. These programs give students the chance to apply their classroom knowledge to a work setting and gain hands-on experience.

Your business can benefit by:

  • Accessing a pool of highly skilled and qualified individuals  
  • Reducing your recruitment and training costs 
  • Filling temporary or short-term staffing
  • Developing and training your future employees
  • Building your company’s reputation as a leader in your sector
  • Gaining fresh ideas from the students

Placements are typically four month terms, depending on the discipline, and begin in May, September, and January.

Employers hiring co-op students and graduates may be eligible for up to $5,000 per student from the Paid Work Experience Tax Credits

Co-op programs are offered in many disciplines:

Your journey in hiring a co-op student starts by visiting the above hyperlinks.

CFIB’s Business Counsellors are available to answer CFIB members’ questions. Call 1-888-234-2232 or send an email to [email protected]