What is co-op?

Co-op is a work-integrated learning program where students alternate terms in class with terms working for employers.

Does your position qualify as a co-op?

Co-op positions are between 420-525 hours (12 weeks) and offer students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience related to their area of study.

See student skills, view typical salaries and funding information, and access employer resources to learn more.

You can also contact employer@uvic.ca to discuss your position and hiring needs.

Simple, streamlined hiring

  • Join 1,350+ employers in all sectors hiring our students
  • Hire for diverse short-term roles year-round for work terms starting in January, May and September
  • Get personalized support from our co-oop staff
  • Connect with many funding opportunities
  • Tap into a proven recruitment strategy - many graduates return to work for former co-op employers

What do employers say?

Co-op students always teach us so much! We have brought on some really talented, enthusiastic and out-of-the-box thinkers. - Niki Hatter (General Manager/Merchandise Manager, Sitka Surf Co.)
I cannot imagine Redbrick without co-op students. They are such an important part of the cultural fabric of the company. - Aaron Sundberg (Director of Technology, Redbrick)
Co-op students are eager to learn, full of energy and bring a fresh perspective to the workplace. Hiring co-op students is a win-win for students and employers. - Dr. Andrea Wallace (Manager, BC SPCA Wild ARC)