Hiring Process

We provide a flexible hiring model that helps infuse fresh talent and a bright innovative perspective into corporations, government departments and non-for-profits without recruitment deadlines or ranking.  Once the job has been approved as a Co-op role, it will be posted on our General Co-op Moodle page that all co-op students can access.  

Building a solid recruitment talent pool starts with integrating students into the workplace and we believe this can be achieved through Co-op.

The Process

  1. Submit job description for Co-op approval and posting to co-op@stfx.ca. The job description must include job duties, start and end dates of position, the location of workplace, and rate of pay, closing date of position and method to apply).
  2. Receive and review applications, select successful candidates to interview, indicate your availability (with at least 24 hours notice). Co-op staff will arrange interviews on campus, via telephone, or video conference.
  3. Extend offers of employment via the Co-op Office. We will facilitate the contract and provide students 48 hours to receive and access the offer to accept or reject. The Co-op Office will keep a student's letter of offer as proof the student was hired for a specified period of time. Letters of offers must include at a minimum, start date, end date, hours per week, and any other information the employer deems important to include in the letter of offer. 

Recruitment Cycle

Organizations should advertise their co-op opportunities at least 5-6 months before the start date. For example, if you are looking to hire a student in May, start advertising your position from November to January. A start in September, advertising from March to May. For a January start, advertise your position August to October. Organizations are encouraged to advertise early in order to have access to the largest co-op student pool.