The recruitment cycle for co-op students begins one semester before their scheduled work term.

Employers are able to post positions any time throughout each recruitment cycle – earlier is best, however, to access the largest candidate pool!


Recruitment Cycle







Job posting begins December 2020 April 2020 August 2020
Early bird job application
January 18, 2021 May 25, 2020 Sept 21, 2020
Resumes available
via CUHire
January 19, 2021 May 26, 2020 Sept 22, 2020
Interview scheduling begins January 20, 2021 May 27, 2020 Sept 23, 2020
Extending job offers** Any time Any time Any time
Work term start date*** May 3, 2021 August 31, 2020 Jan 4, 2021
Work term end date*** August 28, 2021 December 18, 2020 April 30, 2021

* Each co-op recruitment cycle begins with an ‘early bird job application deadline’ and then continues with flexible application deadlines for the remainder of the term. Typically, jobs are posted for 4-5 days. Resumes are available to employers immediately after the job has closed.

**Job offers are presented to students by the Co-op Office on behalf of employers.

***Start and end dates are flexible. To meet co-op requirements students must be employed for 16 weeks. Individual start and end dates can be negotiated with the student.

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