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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

Employer Video

Co-op employer and Lazaridis School BBA alumnus Bill Webb, Partner at Waypoint Investment Partners, recently spoke about his career in finance and the impact of rugby on his career. At minute 3.28 he speaks about his co-op experience and at minute 11 he speaks about the reasons he hired 135 co-op students while at Gluskin Sheff + Associates. Watch the interview with Bill Webb here. 

Employer Testimonial

"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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