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Employer FAQ

The majority of co-op and internships take place during the summer months, however, shorter term and specific programs may take place throughout the year. Check the program page for standard timing.

The salary is determined by the employer based on the nature of the work being completed. Co-operative education is a paid work experience with the minimum rate of pay current minimum wage, however, there is no maximum rate of pay.

Yes. Many government funding and subsidy programs are available to organizations hiring students.

Association for Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning BC/Yukon (ACE-WIL)

ACE-WIL features opportunities for employers who are:

  • Offering summer jobs and internships to students and grads
  • Hiring from the Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) and/or Business disciplines
  • Hiring students for positions related to environment and sustainability
  • Offering entrepreneurial training to a Business or Technology student
  • Hiring an undergraduate researcher
  • A non-profit organization

Browse a complete list of ACE-WIL funding resources.

Canada Summer Jobs

The program provides wage subsidies to employers from not-for-profit organizations, the public sector, and private sector organizations with 50 or fewer full-time employees, to create quality summer work experiences for young people aged 15 to 30 years.

Visit Government of Canada Funding: Canada Summer Jobs.

The responsibilities of the student are determined in a work-term agreement. The student is an employee of the organization that is providing the experience and therefore maintains the responsibilities of an employee in your organization. In addition, the student is responsible for the completion of assignments in relation to the employment experience to meet the curricular requirements of the co-op/internship and to take part in check-in and site evaluations as required.

The length of the co-op/internship is set out to meet curricular requirements and varies with the nature of the program and course.