No -- you are not obligated to hire a student for a position you post with us. However, we do ask that you update us on the status of the posting, in terms of whether it has been filled with our student, a student from another university, or if it was not filled at all.
No -- there is no fee to post or participate in our programs.
This depends on your recruitment timelines. Typically positions are posted for two weeks to allow enough time for students to prepare their applications and apply. Please note: many students submit applications closer to the posting deadline. This is not a reflection of interest in the opportunity, but a way to manage the demands of the recruitment process and academic commitmen
No -- we post your job description and leave it up to students to determine if their skills and experience are a good fit for the position. Once you review submitted applications, you'll select potential candidates for interviews. Our counsellors work closely with students to provide guidance during this process.
No -- we don’t match students to employers. While we do provide assistance and guidance to students in terms of applying and interviewing for your positions, you will ultimately decide which students to interview and hire. The student will decide whether to accept or decline the offer. Our counsellors work closely with students to provide guidance during this process.
Please submit the letter of offer/employment contract directly to the student, with a copy to the Program Coordinator. During the course of the work term, students are required to submit evaluations and a final report to fulfill the program requirements. As such, students are encouraged to take the lead in meeting with their supervisors to review and complete these documents. The submission timeline, guidelines, and templates for these documents are available on our website.
Yes -- students in the PEY Co-op Program must pay the associated program fee. Some employers reimburse their students for this fee as a hiring incentive.
Employers in Ontario may be eligible for financial support through the Ontario Co-operative Education Tax Credit, resulting in a refundable tax credit equal to 25-30% of eligible expenditures (i.e., up to $3,000 for each qualifying work work term). If your organization is eligible to receive an Ontario Employer Tax Credit, the Engineering Career Centre will prepare the tax credit for you. To determine eligibility and for more information, visit the Canada Revenue Agency website.
Hiring a student is quite similar to a temporary contract position hire. As a student employer, you will receive support from Program Coordinators as they work with you to fulfill your recruitment needs. There is no fee to recruit from our programs.
Yes -- PEY Co-op and ESIP students work locally, across Canada, and internationally. If your organization offers any relocation support, we recommend you note it in your job posting.
Students hired through the PEY Co-op or ESIP programs must work full-time. Some of our employers have their own pre-determined salary levels for student hires. We record our salary statistics annually, and new employers may choose to refer to these salary ranges to help determine the rate they are willing to pay prospective student hires.
We strongly encourage you to contact us if you have concerns about a PEY Co-op or ESIP student’s performance or well being. Student employees are subject to the same performance standards, ethics and code of conduct that you would expect from any employee. Our office is here to support both you and students you hire throughout their time in your company.
After completing PEY Co-op or ESIP, students are required to return to their studies to complete their degree requirements. You may choose to offer the student a position to fulfill another work term or offer a position post-graduation.
- Register your organization on the Engineering Career Centre’s Career Portal
- Click on 'Employers'
- Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click ‘Register for an Account’
- Previous users: Please use the same login information. If you have forgotten your login details, please contact us email@example.com
The Career Portal is the hub where our students, recent graduates and alumni visit for job opportunities. From your account, you will be able to post opportunities, view submitted applications, schedule interviews and extend offers. We require complete information recorded in the system for easy reference. You will receive a confirmation email after your registration is approved with details on next steps. This usually takes one business day. You will then be able to post your opportunities. There is no cost to register, post or recruit from any of our programs.
ESIP and PEY Co-op are open to all eligible second- and third-year full-time engineering students. PEY Co-op is also open to eligible second- and third-year students in select Arts & Science disciplines. See the tables below.
ESIP & PEY Co-op Engineering Student Disciplines
- Chemical Engineering
- Material Engineering
- Computer Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Mineral Engineering
- Engineering Science
- Civil Engineering
- Industrial Engineering
PEY Co-op Arts & Science Student Disciplines
- Computer Science
- Actuarial Science
- Pharm Chemistry
- Life Sciences
* Consult a PEY Co-op Program Coordinator if you are you interested in recruiting from a discipline that is not listed above.
Hiring a student begins with the development of a relevant and descriptive job posting. When you post your position on the Career Portal, you will be asked to provide the following information:
- Job title (descriptive and relevant)
- Number of positions
- Rate of Pay
- Hours per Week
- Length of Position (start and end date)
- Location of position
- Description of duties/responsibilities (detailed)
- Qualifications (skills, abilities, knowledge)
- Application deadline
- Indicate any further information required for the application process, such as forms or transcripts, as well as other important information the applicant should know.
You can find recruitment timelines for each program on the Hire a Student page.
Students will only be aware of their ranking if they are ranked #1 and have an offer pending. They will be not be aware if they are ranked #2, #3, etc.
No. An employer makes an offer and the student decides to accept or decline.
If the offer is declined it will automatically go to the next ranked student, who will then have 48 hours to decide. If you are unsuccessful during Round One, we encourage you to repost in the next Continuous Round, which runs from January to August.
The PEY Co-op Program is designed for our students and employers to participate fully in the recruitment process, allowing students to interview for multiple opportunities with the support they need to make an informed decision on their work term. Our commitment is to serving our clients; students and industry partners, within a fair and transparent process. Any disruption to this approach jeopardizes our relationship with industry partners, our ability to fully support our students, and the integrity of the PEY Co-op Program. We strongly request that job offers are presented with the set timelines. While you may express your intent to make an offer, we do not condone early offers prior to the scheduled offer release date.
An automated email will confirm the student’s acceptance or decline. Additionally, the PEY Co-op Coordinator will connect with you to confirm and finalize the work term. At this point, please connect with the student regarding your on-boarding process.