Employer FAQ

This FAQ has been developed to address common questions and concerns from our employer partners about the Engineering Co-op Program. This page will be updated as additional information becomes available.

The Engineering Co-op Office is here to help. If your question or concern is not addressed here please contact us.

Is the Co-op Office open?

Following the enhanced campus safety measures announced on December 22, 2021, the Engineering Co-op Office will return to virtual operations on January 4, 2022. The Co-op Office team will continue to work remotely to provide assistance to co-op students and employers.

The best way to contact our team continues to be via email or phone. Our employer partners may contact their Employer Relationship Managers (ERM) directly for assistance. If you do not have an ERM, please email our office at HireEngineering@ualberta.ca.

It is late in the recruitment process. Can we still hire students?

Yes! We are always placing students.

Winter Work Term job postings (January - mid February start) will be added until early February

Summer Work Term job postings (May - mid June start) will be added until early June

Fall Work Term job postings (September to mid October start) will be added until early October

To hire a student, post your opportunities in campusBRIDGE or contact your Employer Relationship Manager (ERM) for more information/assistance. If you do not have an ERM, please email our office at HireEngineering@ualberta.ca

We are unsure of our hiring plans right now, is there any flexibility in hiring timelines? Is it possible to hire students into a part-time role?

Students are required to work a minimum of 35 hrs/week, 12 weeks and/or 420 hours of full-time, paid experience.

Employers who are uncertain if their opportunities meet the minimum work term placement requirements are encouraged to reach out to their Employer Relationship Manager (ERM) as exceptions may be considered for opportunities that closely meet the requirements defined above.

What are our options for holding interviews?

Interviews are being held virtually or over the telephone.

We ask that our Employer Partners schedule all interviews in campusBRIDGE. Please allow a minimum of 2 business days for review and approval of your schedule by our office. Employer resources are available to assist you to do so under the Engineering Co-op module once you are logged in. If you have any questions about interviews, or would like assistance in setting them up, please contact your Employer Relationship Manager (ERM). If you do not have an ERM, please email our office at HireEngineering@ualberta.ca

How will evaluation requirements for the term be completed?

We are conducting onsite visits virtually or over the telephone.

The submission process for the final performance evaluation is currently under review. More information will be shared once available.

Questions about evaluations? Please contact the Program Advisor or Employer Relationship Manager who conducted the onsite evaluation meeting.

How do I book an information session?

All professional development and campus recruitment activities will continue to be conducted virtually during the 2021/2022 academic year.

Read more about the University of Alberta 2021/2022 Planning.

Please visit Engineering Career Connections if you are interested in booking an information session.

What information is available about upcoming career fairs on campus?
Please visit Engineering Career Connections for information about upcoming Career Fairs.
Where can I find information on financial aid available for employers?

Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan - Government of Canada

A variety of other potential funding sources can be found on our Wage Subsidy Funding Programs for Employers page.


Last Update: December 23, 2021