Co-operative Education - Employers
Hiring a co-op student is a simple, rewarding way to access a skilled temporary workforce that is available throughout the year. Co-op students come with a wide array of backgrounds and are highly motivated to succeed in the work force. Hiring a coop student can also be an effective way to find qualified candidates for permanent positions within your organization.

The Co-operative education program has students enrolled in Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, and Geography.

  • Areas of Specialization:
  • Atmosphere and Air Quality
  • Conservation and Biodiversity
  • Environmental Legislation
  • Environmental Assessments
  • Management Systems
  • Environmental Health
  • Native Studies
  • Geomatics
  • Toxicology
  • Water Resources

How to hire a Co-op student.

  • Determine that you have employment for a student (~ 4 or 8 month term).
  • Contact the co-operative education coordinator: Leslie Goodman 474-7252
  • Develop a description of the position for distribution to students.
  • Evaluate the resumes and cover letters provided to you by the co-operative education coordinator.
  • Interview the students that meet your employment criteria.
  • Select the best candidate for your needs.
  • Benefit from a well-educated and highly motivated student employee who wants to work and to learn.
Employers are encouraged to learn more about funding support available to offset Cooperative Education student salaries and stipends. Go to the following websites for further information:

Government of Manitoba Cooperative Education Tax Credit:

Government of Manitoba Career Focus wage subsidy:

Details on how the cooperative education program operates can be found in our Employer Handbook

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Employer Information


Forms for Employers:

Employer Handbook (.pdf)

Post Employment Evaluation Form (.pdf)


“During the past number of years we have had the opportunity to support a number of seasonal as well as Co-op students from the University of Manitoba and have consistently experienced a most positive relationship for both the student and the managers of Manitoba Conservation. This experience is generally derived from the enthusiastic minds of the student challenging their academic teachings with real life experiences through the department’s various program activities. In addition the department as employer has had the opportunity to meet and work with potential employees, to view their strengths and capabilities as well as their response to the unique workplace environment of the civil service.” Dave Wotton - Assistant Deputy Minister – Manitoba Conservation, March 2005