The Faculty of Arts at the University of Manitoba is committed to assisting employers in finding the right students for work placements. We will provide you with access to skilled students who can assist you in your work with projects, process improvement and day-to-day business.
The Arts Co-op Program offers a continuous source of temporary employees with the skills, enthusiasm and drive to become valuable staff members. The Co-op Program also offers the employer suitable candidates for full-time employment after graduation. The Arts Co-op Program is an excellent way to connect with undergraduate students, creating visibility for your organization and providing a way for students to learn about your processes, policies and culture.
Faculty of Arts students are available for either a 4-month term (January - May, May - August, September - December) or an 8-month term (January - August, May - December).
If you are uncertain of funding or budget approval, a position may be posted as long as you indicate it is pending budget approval or funding. The position can be withdrawn if funding does not become available.
The average wage for a co-op student ranges from $12.00-15.00 per hour, which is cost efficient for employers. Some employers may be eligible for funding from government agencies through the program.
As a co-op supervisor, you are required to:
The Faculty of Arts Co-op Office supports you with your hiring needs by posting the job, promoting the opportunity, supporting interview logistics and providing on-campus interview rooms if needed—all free of charge. Once students begin their work terms, the Faculty of Arts Co-op Office supports their success in the workplace through advice and site visits.
As a Co-op employer, you may also be eligible for provincial and federal subsidies and tax credits.
The Paid Work Experience Tax Credits are a group of programs that help employers create work experience opportunities for students in Manitoba. There are two incentives for employers who hire students and graduates from registered co-operative education programs.
The Co-op Students Hiring Incentive (COS-HI) is designed to provide work experience for students through co-operative education work placements. Employers who hire a student as part of a registered co-operative education program can claim 25% of wages and salaries, up to a maximum of $5,000 per student.
The Co-op Graduates Hiring Incentive (COG-HI) is designed to connect graduates of registered co-operative education programs to full-time employment related to their field of study. Employers who hire and retain a graduate from a registered co-operative education program can claim up to 15% of wages and salaries in each of the first two full years of employment, to a maximum of $2,500 per graduate.
Introduced in 2017, the Student Work Placement Program (SWPP) is offered to eligible employers in STEM and business to support quality student work placements. Employers receive up to 50% of the cost of wages (up to a max. of $5,000 per placement) and up to 70% of the cost of wages (up to a max. of $7,000 per placement) for under-represented students including women in STEM, Indigenous students, persons with disabilities and newcomers.
ECO Canada offers a wage subsidy of up to 50% (maximum $5,000) to employers who hire current university or college students studying in the areas of Science Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) or Business. For an employment opportunity to be eligible for the funding, it must be 12-16 weeks in duration and possess an environmental capacity. Eligible employment opportunities could include work in sustainable design or green building.
The Canada Summer Jobs initiative offers wage subsidies to employers who create summer job opportunities for secondary and post-secondary full-time students aged 15 to 30 who intend to return to their studies in the following academic year. Public and private sector employers may be eligible to receive funding for up to 100% of the provincial or territorial minimum hourly wage in addition to reimbursement of mandatory employment related costs.
For more information regarding your eligibility, application and forms required, the Faculty of Arts Co-op Office would be pleased to assist you in taking advantage of these financial incentives.
If you would ilke more information about our Co-op Program, please feel free to contact us.
Faculty of Arts Co-op Office
304 Tier Building
Faculty of Arts Co-op Coordinator