Getting started

Are you looking for ways to boost productivity or to prepare your company for the next generation of professionals? An ÉTS engineering co-op student – a trained technician and an engineer of tomorrow – may be exactly what you are looking for!

Hiring process:
1. Identify your requirements:
  • If you require a technician for up to 4 months, hire a Level S1 engineering co-op student (technician).
  • If you require a future engineer from 4 to 8 months, hire a Level S2, S3 or S4 engineering co-op student.
  • Our Master’s level students are also available for co-op work-terms.
2. Determine the timeframe: co-op student work-terms begin in January, May or September, and generally last for a period of 4 months. However, 2nd and 3rd level co-op work-terms may last up to 8 months.
3. Consult the list of tasks that co-op students are qualified to undertake.
4. Familiarize yourself with the statistics related to the remuneration for co-op employment, and learn more about available tax credits.
5. Consult our job posting and interview calendars.
6. Complete online co-op student placement form:  
  1. Go to the Contact us page.
  2. Click on your region, and then click on your Regional Coordinator’s "Post a co-op work-term" link.
7. If you have questions, please contact the Co-operative Education Department (Service de l'enseignement coopératif).

First Round Placement or Just-in-Time Placement?

ÉTS offers two co-op student placement programs designed to suit your business requirements: First Round and Just-in-Time placement. Consult the job posting calendar for the dates that apply to each program.
For the First Round, the employer conducts interviews on-site at ÉTS and assigns a score to each student who is interviewed. Each student interviewed also assigns a score to the employer. Placements are determined by matching the employer’s score with the student’s score.
Learn more about First Round

Interviews for Just-in-Time Placement may be conducted at ÉTS or at the employer’s premises. The employer is then free to immediately submit an offer of employment to the student interviewed.
Learn more about Just-in-Time Placement