July 7, 2020Print | PDF
Co-op staff members are working remotely to assist you. Please contact your co-op coordinator or any staff member by email for assistance, using our staff directory, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to helping you recruit co-op students. Please send a job description by email to your co-op co-ordinator or to email@example.com and let us know whether you are recruiting for spring or fall.
Employers may recruit for four-month or eight-month terms beginning in September 2020. (Students from User Experience Design and Professional Experience Program in Computer Science are available for work terms of up to 12 months, from September 2020 through August 2021.)
During the continuous employment period, we will arrange interviews to take place by phone or video conference, any business day.
You will find more information on the recruiting dates page.
In spring 2020, we accepted co-op jobs that provided students with at least eight (8) weeks of employment at full-time hours, or at least 280 hours at part-time.
Although it may be too late to hire for eight weeks, you are welcome to ask us to connect you with students who would still like to gain experience this summer.
Canada Revenue Agency recently added information about the new Emergency Wage Subsidy.
Some employers are shipping laptops and other devices by courier. (The student returns the devices by courier at the end of term, and the company disinfects the devices before shipping them to the incoming co-op students.) Here are some tips on onboarding students remotely.
Because Public Health Canada recommends physical (social) distancing, we urge you to allow students to work remotely. We will not penalize students who resign because they are not allowed to work remotely.)
If you have terminated a student due to work closures, please provide them with a Record of Employment in case they are eligible to apply for Employment Insurance.
Students who leave early to self-quarantine do not need a Record of Employment or doctor’s note in order to qualify for Employment Insurance Sickness benefits.
CEWIL, the national co-operative education association, has prepared COVID-19 resources for co-op employers and students.
Visit the Ontario government's site for resources to prevent COVID-19 in the workplace.
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