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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:
HOW IT WORKS
Work with Co-op to access hiring funding from Government & Industry partners
BC TECH CO-OP GRANTS: UNIVERSITY EMPLOYER SUBSIDIES LISTINGS
Hiring a student for a co-op work term? Apply to get a $2,700 grant!
The BC Tech Co-op Grants Program provides almost a 25% subsidy towards a co-op student’s salary. The program is designed to help employers who are hiring young talent and to introduce students to tech-related careers.
BC businesses benefit from co-op students’ fresh ideas and readiness to learn, while students gain work experience and valuable business and technical skills.
Learn more about your eligibility for a BC Tech Co-op Grant.
BioTalent - The Student Work-Integrated Learning Program is an initiative to increase the job-readiness of students registered in STEM or business programs at Canadian post-secondary institutions. The program consists of two components: co-op wage subsidies to a maximum of $7,000 and curricula enhancements to better align biotechnology programs at post-secondary institutions with the needs of Canada’s bio-economy.