How Does Co-op Work?

How does Co-op Work?

Are you an employer thinking about hiring a Co-op Student? Check out this step-by-step guide to the Co-op process.

1. Submit a Co-op Job Posting

Use the Post a Co-op Job form to submit your job description to ACE.

2. Co-op Posting Forwarded to Institution(s)

Co-op staff will confirm receipt of your posting with you and post your approved job description on Institution websites.

3. Students Apply for Co-op

Students will apply for your Co-op job through their Institution website.

4. Review Co-op Applications

Co-op staff will send you a package of student applications to review.

5. Conduct Interviews

Interviews are arranged by Co-op staff. Most interviews take place on campus or at your place of employment. Telephone or video interviews can be arranged for non-local employers.

6. Select a Suitable Candidate

You inform Co-op staff of your selection. Co-op staff will make the job offer and confirm acceptance with the student.

Work Term Evaluation

7. A work site visit is conducted by the institution's Co-op staff or faculty, and you evaluate the student's performance.

8. Final Evaluation

You will be requested to provide a written evaluation of the student’s performance at the end of the work term.