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Information for Employers

Several of our industry partners have told us that, "Hiring a University of Winnipeg Co-op student is good for business!"  

There are many reasons that organizations hire UWinnipeg Co-op students. One reason is that it gives organizations the ability to professionally fill a temporary void during the busy summer months without a long-term commitment.  Co-op students are motivated, eager for hands-on experience and are able apply the skills they've learned in the classroom.  They're the latest pool of talented employees that gives organizations a head start in finding a perfect fit for their full-time hiring needs down the road.   

View our brochure for a breakdown of our program and how to become involved.

Funding Options:

Between the Federal and Provincial governments, there are a variety of funding or tax credits available if your organization is eligible

Federal Student Work Placement Program

Employers apply through one of the delivery partners listed on the Federal Student Work Experience Program website. Employer can get:

  • Up to $5,000 for every student you hire through the program
  • Up to $7,000 for every student you hire that is in their first year or is from an under-represented group including women in STEM, persons with disabilities, newcomers and Indigenous students

*not available for international students

Manitoba Paid Work Experience Tax Credit

  • The Co-op Students Hiring Incentive (COS-HI) is designed to provide work experience for students through co-operative education work placements.
  • For tax years ending after 2015, employers who hire a student as part of a registered co-operative education program can claim 15% of wages and salaries, up to a maximum of $5,000 per student.

The University of Winnipeg Co-op Program ensures the integrity and reputation of our program.  We do this by making certain the application packages are completed, accurate, professional and relevant.  We also provide a well-planned series of seminars and events to ensure our Co-op Program is a success for the students.  We also keep employers appraised of events that may be of interest to them.

Our office will provide mentorship to students and provide employers with Co-op information, and conduct evaluations with employers and students. Site visits are available upon request.

Students begin applying for jobs months in advance of their work term.  Providing a job posting early facilitates the best results for student and hiring managers.

Suggested deadline dates to submit job postings:

Spring/Summer Work Term (May - August): April 1

Fall Work Term (Sept - Dec): August 1

Winter Work Term (Jan - Apr): November 1

Job postings can be submitted via the FBE Career Portal

Please click here for: A Job Posting Guideline