Hiring a Co-op Student

Please ensure that you have contacted your area's Human Resources Business Partner in reference to BCGEU Letter of Understanding #1 prior to initiating the job posting process with the Co-op office.

What is a Co-op position?

Employment for students that provides them learning opportunities in their fields of study:

  • Accounting
  • Human Resources Management
  • Entrepreneurial Leadership
  • Marketing Management
  • Information Technology
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Public Relations
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSCM)
  • Criminology
  • Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) (summer work terms)
  • Environmental Protection Technology
  • Health Science
How many hours per week can they work?Students must not work more than 35 hours per week and must complete a minimum of 420 hours for each full time work term.
What are the total number of hours they can work?Minimum 420 hours
What is the duration of the position?January - April
May - August
September - December

Students can be hired for one 4-month work term.
What are the criteria for students?Students must be from a recognized Co-operative Education Program.
What is the wage?

Please visit HR's SharePoint page for current pay rates for Student Assistants.

Additionally, per LOU#1, Co-op students receive:

  • Health and Welfare - 50¢ per hour
  • Vacation at 4% of regular earnings
How do I hire a Co-op student?

Please review the Co-op Student Process Checklist.

Postings are accepted year-round for most Co-op programs. Visit our Hiring Process page for more information and important dates and deadlines.

Please note that as per LOU#1, there will be a maximum of ten students employed university-wide at any one time with the maximum duration of any one placement or work experience not exceeding four months. Where the Employer can demonstrate an educational requirement for more than ten students at any one time the Union will grant agreement for additional Co-operative Education students.

For more informationContact KPU Co-op Office
P: 604-599-2465
E: co-op@kpu.ca