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Hire a Ted Rogers Co-op Student

Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, the Ted Rogers School of Management at Toronto Metropolitan University is an institution committed to creating impact. Through hands-on learning, future-focused programs and experienced faculty, we are the university of the city, for the city.

We are proud to be Canada's largest business co-op program!


average co-op program employment rate

$105 Million

total co-op student's earnings since 2017


employers that would re-hire their co-op student (*2023 year-to-date)

 Join us in contributing to the development of future professionals and gain access to a pool of motivated, talented Co-op students eager to make a meaningful impact in your industry.

5 reasons you should hire a Ted Rogers Co-op student

Our Bachelor of Commerce (BComm) students are building a solid foundation in business principles, bringing strategic thinking and analytical skills that can drive your company's success from day one. Hire a co-op student from any of the Ted Rogers School 12 BComm majors:

Students are required to apply to be admitted into the Ted Rogers Co-op program. Our team assesses the student's eligibility based on academic performance, work experience, extracurricular involvement and level of engagement.

Once accepted into the co-op program, students complete a unique, experiential-based, intensive Co-op Prep Program developed in close collaboration with industry leaders. Prior to commencing their first work term, the program prepares our students through three parts:

  • Co-op Symposium: Students kick-off their journey by participating in different activities including a Lumina personality assessment to better understand how to leverage and communicate their strengths within the workplace, Consent Comes First training and more.
  • Excel Bootcamp: Students advance their fundamental knowledge and application of Microsoft Excel through three levels of sessions (nine hours total) and a challenge to demonstrate their learning.
  • Live Actor Simulation: Through participating in role-playing challenging situations that may happen on the job, students learn in a safe space, while leveraging their Lumina knowledge.

We’re confident that upon completing the co-op prep program, our students possess the knowledge and skills, needed to bring value to your organization, setting them apart in the competitive job market.

We understand that industries have distinct requirements and skill sets. We have a designated team that caters to different industries to support you along the way:

  • Our Corporate Partnership Managers are here to provide you comprehensive support through the recruitment process - from strategizing your hiring needs, posting the position and coordinating interviews until an offer is successfully made.  
  • Our team of Co-op Coordinators provides coaching with a customized approach to support our co-op students, including mentorship to help them achieve career goals.

The Ted Rogers School uses a continuous recruitment process where jobs are posted on a first-come, first-served basis, allowing employers to attract the most qualified students and obtain a larger pool of applicants.  Learn more about our process below.

💡 A Co-operative Education Tax Credit (external link)  is a refundable tax credit available to employers who hire students enrolled in a co-operative education program at an Ontario university or college.

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Start the recruitment process now

To hire a Co-op student, follow this simple, streamlined process: 

Ensure your role meets co-op work term specifications

 To qualify for a co-op work-term, the role must:

  • Provide compensation at a minimum of, or exceeding minimum wage. Need guidance on wages? Check our our averages for Co-op work terms below.
  • Offer full-time employment, totaling at least 420 working hours per four-month term.
  • Include participation in a “co-op check-in” meeting and completion of an end-of-term employer evaluation.

 Duration of term: Our co-op work terms are four, eight, 12 or 16 months and run from January-April, May-August, and September-December.

 Average Wages for Co-op Work Terms:

  Work Term 1 Work Term 2 Work Term 3 Work Term 4+
All Ted Rogers Co-op Programs $20.92/hour $21.99/hour $22.93/hour $24.09/hour
Avg. weekly wages* $758/week
Avg. monthly wages*  $3,033/month

*Calculated on 36.25 working hours

*The earnings in this table are based on average 2023/2024 earnings of Ted Rogers Co-op Students; this is intended as a guide only; please reach out to our Managers, Corporate Partnerships for consultation.

Post your role

 Email your job description (or the link to your ATS system) directly to your industry's designated Manager, Corporate Partnerships, or (opens in new window) 

 While the optimal timing for posting a role is three to four months prior to the start date, there is room for flexibility.

Review applications & interview candidates

 We will send you a package of all applications to review:

  • Select specific candidates to interview - the Ted Rogers Co-op team can assist you in scheduling interviews, virtually or in person.

 Unlike some other universities, we do not use "rank and match" system, so you can interview our students and present offers at any time.

Present an offer

 Present a verbal offer to selected student(s).

 Formalize your final offer through a formal written offer.

Have a question before posting or about our recruitment process? Reach out directly to your industry's designated Corporate Partnerships Manager (opens in new window)  to discuss.

Are you a not-for-profit?

The Scotiabank's Changemakers Fund offers Ted Rogers School students the chance to engage in internships within the not-for-profit sector, which is often overlooked as a career path for young individuals. 

This exceptional opportunity reimburses the employer for up to 50% of the total co-op placement cost. Connect with Tanya Maden-Skydan (opens in new window) , Manager, Corporate Partnerships to learn more.

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