Co-op Information for Employers

Welcome employers!

Interested in learning more about the UNBC Co-op program?
Please choose from a topic below or you connect with us to learn more!

What is co-op?

As defined by Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL Canada), a co-op program is an educational model that “formally integrates a student's academic studies with work experience.”
In co-op programs, students usually alternate academic terms with co-op work terms so that they can take what they’ve learned and put it in action and bring their co-op work term experiences back into the classroom, enriching communities across campus.

A typical journey through the UNBC Co-op program is reflected in the timeline below. However, keep in mind that UNBC Co-op students can participate in co-op work terms during September and January semesters as well. Our office is also able to accomodate your hiring timelines and needs so please do not hesitate to reach out should you have any questions.   
Employer Handbook

How Do I Hire a Student?

If you are interested in hiring a student, please contact the UNBC Co-op office to inquire about the hire or have your position posted on the secure UNBC Co-op job board.
Only UNBC Co-op students will have access to the UNBC Co-op job board. However, if you have a position that you would like posted in multiple places, e.g., the secure UNBC Co-op job board and the UNBC Career Centre job postings board, please let us know.

Funding options

Students receiving competitive and fair wages for their co-op work terms is integral to the UNBC Co-op program.

Connect with us!

Interested in learning more? Have a particular job or project you'd like to hire for?
co-op@unbc.ca | 250-960-5447 | 7-234 (across from the UNBC Bookstore)