Impact of COVID-19

Return to Standard Co-op Hours

To provide flexibility for employers who were adversely affected by COVID-19, we adjusted our standard co-op guidelines to allow for shorter number of hours during the summer 2020, fall 2020, and winter 2021 terms.

For the summer 2021 term (May-August), we are returning to standard co-op guidelines and requiring a minimum of 420 hours.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss your individual situation, please contact Heather Liau, Manager, Marketing & Industry Relations.

Funding Resources

Student Work Placement Program

To support your ability to continue hiring students, there are a number of funding sources you may be eligible for, through the Student Work Placement Program (SWPP).

Workplace Safety During the COVID-19 Pandemic

View our guidelines and responsibilities for employers who require co-op students to work onsite.

Best Practices for Remote Work

As many of our employers have shifted to virtual operations, we have some tips on how to work with students remotely, courtesy of CEWIL (Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada):

•    Tips for Onboarding Students Remotely (PDF)
•    Tips for Supervising Students Remotely (PDF)