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Join us at Laurier

Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.

Co-operative education (co-op) is an education model that alternates a student's academic learning with paid work terms in fields relevant to their academic and personal goals.

Why Laurier?

  • Program selection and variety: More than 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students are enrolled in arts, business, economics and science programs. We have the largest business degree co-op program in Canada and the first of its kind in Ontario.
  • Year-round availability: Students begin work in January, May or September for 4, 8, 12, or 16 months.
  • Bright and talented students: Most co-op programs are limited in enrolment and students have been pre-screened through a competitive admissions process.
  • Engaged and committed students: Our students participate in national case competitions, lead student clubs and organizations, volunteer and participate in entrepreneurial endeavours.
  • Location: Our Waterloo and Brantford campuses are located within the Toronto/Waterloo technology corridor.
  • Responsive service: For more than 45 years, we have been meeting employer needs by providing the best personal service.
  • Accredited co-op programs: Most of Laurier’s co-op programs are accredited by Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning (CEWIL) and are eligible for the Ontario Co-op Tax Credit.

Commitment to Employment Equity

The Department of Co-operative Education encourages all employers recruiting at Laurier to express their commitment to employment equity on job descriptions by inviting applications from all qualified women and men, including persons in a visible minority, persons with disabilities and aboriginal people. Employers are also encouraged to identify physical accessibility requirements on job postings.

What Employers Say

"The professionalism of co-op students from Laurier is absolutely amazing. I am continually in awe of how Laurier prepares them for the workplace. They come to work with us already having a polished approach and skills that set them up for success."

Roxanne Higgins, General Manager, Human Resources
Everlink Payment Services Inc., Markham

Types of Jobs

Consider hiring co-op students from Laurier in areas such as: 

  • Accounting
  • Communications
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Insurance
  • Investments
  • Laboratory Work
  • Logistics
  • Marketing
  • Policy
  • Research
  • Social Services (spring term only)
  • Supply Chain

Why Employers Choose Us

  • Our co-op office is committed to personal, responsive service.
  • Our talent pool of bright, versatile and motivated students.
  • Our strong programs and the academic achievement of our students.
  • We select co-op students in Arts, Business, Economics, Science and most graduate programs through a competitive admission process.


Low-Risk, High-Return Hiring

  • Recruit co-op students as a cost-effective solution to your short-term hiring needs.
  • Hire co-op students to manage special projects.
  • Evaluate the long-term potential of co-op students for employment after graduation.
  • Enhance your organization's profile on campus.
  • Gain a fresh perspective.
  • Take advantage of tax credits and other funding opportunities.

Our Service to Employers

  • We post job descriptions promptly and provide access to applications online.
  • We schedule interviews and provide comfortable interview rooms on campus.
  • Our commitment to high-quality service continues after hiring; we monitor the satisfaction level of all participants.

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