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Information for Employers

Through Co-op, employers have early access to a year-round supply of well-trained and highly motivated temporary employees for special projects, peak periods, or staff leaves. Our students are diverse, mature, enthusiastic and hardworking.  Co-op students are available to work on four or eight-month projects, starting in January, May, and September. 

Some reasons you should consider hiring a Douglas College Co-op student are because:  

  • they will help bring fresh new ideas and energy to you organization 
  • it is an excellent way to evaluated potential employees without a long-term commitment 
  • there is minimal paperwork involved and posting a job is free and easy 
  • our Co-op office is easy to work with and can assist you with arranging interviews


Canada Summer Jobs Applications open to employers until January 20, 2017!

Federal funding for the 2017 Canada Summer Jobs program has increased. Last year, the Tri-Cities offered 132 student summer jobs and we are hoping to see that number double this year. Applications are open until January 20, 2017. For more information on eligibility, please click HERE.(https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/funding/youth-summer-job/eligibility.html)

These grants are a great way to help your business succeed with additional support while providing valuable experience to students. Click HERE if you're ready to apply! 



Employer Funding Support

Through Student Employment, employers have access to more than 14,000 students and alumni who are skilled, highly motivated and striving to be future leaders of tomorrow.

Email Barb Kojder, Coordinator at Douglas College or call her at 604 527 5890 and visit the Student Employment Centre for more details.