Hire a Winter 2022 Mount Co-op Student

Hiring Mount co-op students is a win-win. We hear from our employers that they value the fresh perspective students bring to the workplace. They recognize that hiring students is an opportunity to mentor and support students in their personal and professional growth.

If you would like to experience the benefits a co-op student can bring to your organization, hire a co-op student for the winter 2022 term. We have co-op students in the areas of public relations and business administration seeking a winter work term (January – April 2022).

About Our Students

Co-op students bring unique skills, a fresh perspective and an eagerness to learn and grow. Typically, public relations and business administration co-op students seeking a winter 2022 work term are third year students seeking their second work term.

When considering hiring a student, keep the following in mind:

  • Students are seeking a learning experience from you, our educational partners. This partnership provides you with the opportunity to coach and mentor students to gain experience and develop confidence.
  • Students may not have existing on-the-job experience, but they may have gained the experience you are seeking through volunteer opportunities, extra-curricular activities/hobbies and academic work.
  • The Mount co-op and internship programs are committed to supporting employers to build a diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society including women, Indigenous students, students with disabilities and students from visible minority groups.

Posting a Position

To post a co-op position with the Mount, log in to our co-op portal, Career Connects. Career Connects allows you to submit job postings, review applications, arrange interviews and submit rankings following interviews. You can view the Career Connects Employer User Guide for more information.

If you are a returning employer, log into Career Connects using your email address. If you forgot your password, learn how to reset it on page 3 of the Career Connects Employer User Guide.

New employers can create a Career Connects account by following these steps:
1. Go to Career Connects
2. Click on “Login Now”
3. Click on “Employer”
4. Click on “Click Here to Register”
5. Fill in the online registration form

The deadline to submit your position to have it posted on the first day of winter 2022 job postings is Wednesday, September 8. Postings submitted to Career Connects go live for co-op students on Monday, September 13. Ongoing job postings start on Tuesday, September 14. We will continue to post positions until all winter 2022 co-op students are secured in work terms. Posting early in the hiring process gives you the opportunity to have your job posting viewed by all available co-op students for winter 2022 and to interview during the first days of interviews.

Important Dates

Sunday, August 15 – applications open for CEI funding (NS employers only). More information at novascotia.ca/lae
Wednesday, September 8 – first employer posting deadline
Monday, September 13 – first day winter co-op jobs are posted for students
Tuesday, September 14 – ongoing job postings being; positions are posted as received until all students secure a work term
Thursday, September 16 – application deadline for winter 2022 CEI funding (NS employers only)
Monday, September 27 – application deadline for the first round of job postings at 12noon
Wednesday, October 6 – Friday, October 8 – first days of interviews
Friday, October 8 – job offers for October 6-8 interviews are released to students at 3pm

Interview and Job Offer Process

The first round of winter 2022 interviews will take place between Wednesday, October 6 to Friday, October 8. Students who receive a co-op job offer on Friday, October 8 will have until end of business day on Tuesday, October 12 to respond to offers.

Starting on Tuesday, October 12, interviews will be arranged on an ongoing basis. At this time, job offers will be extended to students as soon as they are received by the Co-op Office, and students will have one business day to make a decision on that offer.

Funding Options for Employers

Co-operative Education Incentive (Nova Scotia employers only)

The Nova Scotia government’s Co-operative Education Incentive (CEI) funding program provides private sector, small business and non-profit organizations with 50% reimbursement of a required $15 per hour salary minimum. The funding reimbursement increases from $7.50 per hour to $9.00 per hour if the student is a member of a designated diversity group.

The deadline to apply for CEI funding is Thursday, September 16, 2021. Applications submitted by September 16 will be reviewed and funding announcements will be made by the Province of Nova Scotia via Department of Labour & Advanced Education by the end of October or early November.

Other funding programs

There are a number of addition funding options available for employers through the Student Work Placement Program (SWPP).

Click on the links below for more information on available funding programs including eligibility, application instructions, deadlines and contact information. More information about SWPP can be found on the CEWIL Canada website.

BioTalent Canada
Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC)
Canadian Council for Aviation & Aerospace (CCAA)
Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA)
Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council
Cultural Human Resource Council (CHRC)
Environment Careers Organization Canada (ECO Canada)
Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC)
Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC)
Food Processing Skills Canada (FPSC)
Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC)
Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR)
Propel – Careers In Tourism
Toronto Finance International
Trucking Human Resources Canada
Venture for Canada