Find answers to a list of common questions asked by students.
Find answers to a list of common questions asked by students interested in Co-op.
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Work terms typically start in January, May or September and last for approximately four to eight months.
Yes. Please check with each institution for specific application requirements and procedures.
Yes – please check with your institution for rates.
Yes, but you do require a special work permit, which your Co-op institution will assist with the instructions.
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Employers decide the salary. The expectation is that the employer pay Co-op students an equitable wage in keeping with their experience and educational level. Your institution is available to offer guidance in determining a salary based on what current Co-op students are earning.
For a Co-op work term to be successful, the supervisor and the student must establish an effective relationship. For the majority of placements, the student becomes an employee of the employing organization and is expected to be treated as any other temporary employee regarding benefits and other employment requirements as defined by the Employment Standards Act or a Collective Agreement. As such, the employer assumes responsibility, as they would for any other employee, for the period of the Co-op employment, and students accept the responsibilities of an employee. In order to increase the student’s productivity and facilitate learning, it is recommended that employers:
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