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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:  

  • they will help bring fresh new ideas and energy to you organization 
  • it is an excellent way to evaluate 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


  1. Create a new account by completing the Employer Registration form in CareerHUB  Once you have registered, we will approve your account within two business days or call us directly and we can enrol and approve you immediately. 604 527 5889 


Work with Co-op to access hiring funding from Government & Industry partners

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.


Employer Funding Support


Employer resources