Co-operative Education

The many Co-operative Education Programs at the University of Manitoba provide both students and employers with an opportunity to work together in a meaningful partnership. Students have the ability to combine practical paid work experiences with their class-room based education to further enhance their skill sets and work experiences. Employers have the ability to connect with motivated, pre-selected students with the added benefit of increasing the flexibility of their recruitment strategies.

Benefits for students include:

  • Earning competitive wages while applying classroom learning to real world situations.
  • Graduating with a minimum of one year of work experience that, in many cases, helps to offset the costs of an undergraduate degree.
  • Developing crucial technical and professional skills, including stronger interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Building a powerful network of professionals in the field.
  • Exploring different career opportunities and disciplines, including moving on to Graduate studies.
  • Combining work with travel; opportunities exist across Canada and internationally.
  • Entering the workforce as a confident graduate, with the ability to transition quickly into a chosen career path.
  • Finding not only the best jobs, but also starting at a higher salary than students graduating without the co-op option.

Benefits for employers include:

  • Accessing a highly skilled and motivated group of new employees who are eager to learn and contribute.
  • Developing and recruiting new talent.
  • Building a reputation as a leader in the field.
  • Reducing recruiting, hiring, and training costs.
  • Enlarging the local pool of qualified workers in the field.
  • Sharing in the knowledge, skill, and research innovation of our university.

Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences
Agricultural and Food Sciences
Faculty of Architecture
All programs
Faculty of Arts
Labour Studies

Master's of Public Administration
Faculty of Engineering

All programs

Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources
Environmental Studies
Environmental Science
Physical Geography
Faculty of Science

Biological Sciences
Computer Science
Physics and Astronomy

Asper School of Business
Aboriginal Business Studies
Actuarial Mathematics
Entrepreneurship/Small Business
Human Resources Management/Industrial Relations
International Business
Logistics & Supply Chain Management
Management Information Systems
Management of Organizations
Operational Research/Operations Management


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