Benefits and Responsibilities

Didier, U of T Scarborough Management Co-op student

Top 3 Reasons to Hire a Management Co-op Student

1. Our students are global citizens: Collaborative. Innovative. Coachable. Diverse.

U of T consistently ranks as the top university in Canada for producing career-ready graduates. Together with the core competencies of business management and international course options, our program emphasizes interpersonal skills development including effective crosscultural communication. We offer the premier Management and International Business program with a globally mobile talent pool who learn and speak multiple languages.


2. You can hire any time.

To cater to globally diverse needs, our students are available for various durations. Ideally, students are eligible to work for 4 or 8 month terms, with the possibility of extension. You can post jobs, interview candidates, and hire whenever you’re ready. We have talent available year round in Canada and globally.


3. We are service driven. 

Your dedicated relationship manager is here to guide you every step of the way. We offer targeted marketing strategies and ongoing support to connect you with the best talent for your business.


"Management Co-op students have been outstanding contributors to our business by developing innovative solutions, demonstrating a willingness to learn, and collaborating with many cross-functional business partners. We’re thrilled that several co-op students have chosen to kick start their full-time careers at Johnson & Johnson."

– Stacey Hachigian
Manager, SC Strategy & PMO Process, Johnson & Johnson

As a Co-op employer, your responsibilities are:

  • To ensure the work hours are a minimum of 35 hours per week for 12 weeks in each four-month work period.

  • To ensure that positions are paid at a rate comparable to industry standards.

  • To prepare and sign an employment contract (along with the student) indicating the terms and conditions of employment, the period of employment, hours of work per week and rate of pay for the student hired. The student's job description should be attached to the employment contract. If you do not have a standard employment contract, we can help you create one.

  • To ensure that the student's work is consistent with what is stated in their job description.

  • To supervise and guide the student during the placement and report any concerns to the Management Co-op Coordinator.

  • To complete a mid-term and final evaluation and discuss the results with the co-op student. At the time of the mid-term evaluation, it is requested that each supervisor and student meet for an on-site visit with one of the Management Co-op Coordinators to discuss the student's progress.

  • To provide a welcoming and skill-developing co-op experience for the student.

We require employers to have workplace insurance to cover students on co-op. The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) provides information on what is needed to register. Visit WSIB

Co-operative Education and Work Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL) has developed a quick summary of tips and techniques for employers to ensure they derive the maximum benefit from hiring a co-op student. If you are new to hiring co-op students, you will find the CEWIL website a helpful reference.