Employer Information

Co-operative Education Employer Information

Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers employers the best students from a wide range of programs.

Benefits of Hiring a Co-op Student

  • Fill short-term staffing needs for special projects or peak season relief.
  • Evaluate candidates for future permanent employment.
  • Contribute to the important task of training our future workforce.

Programs with Available Students

Students are available from the Business Programs and the Engineering Technology Programs. 

International students are also available. Review frequently asked questions about hiring an international student.

Please take a look at our Co-op Academic/Work Term Time Patterns. Detailed brochures are available from the Co-op Office for each individual program.

Want Funding to Hire a Student?

Attend the Co-operative Education Lunch & Learn

Thursday, August 26, 2021

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

via Zoom

Register now and add the Zoom link to your calendar.

If you’re thinking about hiring a student, here’s an exclusive opportunity to learn more about the wage subsidies offered through the Student Work Placement program (SWPP). In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government has made temporary changes to the program to make it easier for employers to access funding and hire more students. If you didn't qualify for funding before, you might qualify now. Learn more at our Zoom Lunch & Learn.

Brandi Vanbocquestal, Sask Polytech Co-operative Education Consultant, will provide an overview of SWPP and introduce you to the Employer Delivery Partners funding options. You’ll also hear from Heather McGilvary with Technation, a leading national technology industry association and an Employer Delivery Partner of SWPP. Heather will share her insights and provide tips on the application process.

Sask Polytech’s Co-operative Education team will be on hand to answer any questions about co-op education. Everyone in attendance is entered to win a $50 Tim Hortons card.

The Hiring Process

  • The employer provides us with the job information before the posting dates (see Employer Job Posting Dates), which we post for all students to examine.
  • The students submit resumes to our office for jobs that interest them.
  • The employer decides who will be interviewed and when interviews will be held; the Co-op Office arranges the interviews.
  • After the interview, the employer makes an offer to the student(s) of his/her choice.
  • During the student's work term, a co-ordinator will follow up with a co-op job site visit.

Salaries

The salaries paid to Co-operative Education students are determined by each individual employer. The Co-operative Education staff can provide salary averages for each program. Some employers outside of Saskatchewan assist the students with transportation costs.

More Information

Please contact coopeducation@saskpolytech.ca if you require further information.

Please fill out a job information form and email it to us.