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.
- Program selection and variety: More than 2,600 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 four, eight or 12 to 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, and our Toronto office 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 CAFCE, now known as Association of 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.