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Hiring a Student

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Reasons to Hire a Co-op/Internship Student

  • It is a cost-effective solution for short-term hiring needs; employers get quality skills at affordable prices.
  • It is an excellent way to evaluate potential employees.
  • Students bring fresh, innovative ideas to your company. By hiring a student every 4 months, you can take advantage of a continuous supply of new and creative approaches to your business.
  • It is an investment that you make in attracting dedicated employees.
  • There is an Ontario Tax Credit available for employers of co-op/internship students. The credit can total as much as $3,000 per student per paid work term.

How to Hire a Student

You can post a job to the Web using our convenient Job Submission form, or call us directly (905) 845-9430 ext. 2649 – our staff is here to assist you every step of the way.

There are four easy steps to get a co-op student at your organization:

1. Produce a job description that includes the following:

  • background information for your organization
  • job responsibilities/duties
  • required qualifications
  • program(s) from which you wish to hire

2. Review résumés. We will collect and e-mail or courier them to you.

3. Select the candidates you want to interview. We will make the interview arrangements.

4. Select the candidate who best fits your needs. We will present the job offer.


There is no set salary for co-op students – this is your decision. To get an idea of what students from your industry have been paid on past work terms, view the salary surveys from the last two semesters. The survey contains compensation figures collected from Sheridan’s co-op students and is updated each semester.