Why hire a student?
All NSCC programs require a period of work-integrated learning where students can apply their trained skills on the job. Employers like you can benefit greatly from taking on an NSCC student. The benefits include:
- Work-ready students for extra support during busy periods of the year or for special projects.
- Opportunities to evaluate and identify potential future employees as part of your long-term recruitment strategy.
- Fresh perspectives that students bring to your workforce.
- Opportunity to foster the next generation of employees by providing them with valuable career-related work experiences.
Hire a student or graduate
Interested in hiring an NSCC student or graduate? Post a job or co-op opportunity
Funding for hiring students and graduates
There are a number of funding opportunities available to employers interested in hiring students and graduates.
Get financial help to hire a current student through these incentive programs:
- Co-op Education Incentive - funding to hire co-op students
- Summer Student Skill Incentive (SKILL) - funding for non-profit organizations to hire summer students
- Canada Summer Jobs - funding to create summer jobs for students aged 15 to 30
- ECO Canada - funding to hire students in an environmental role
- Student Work Placement Program (SWAPP) - funding to provide work-integrated learning opportunities for students in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and business
Get financial help to hire graduates through these incentive programs:
- Clean Leadership Program - funding to hire graduates in science, technology, engineering, mathematics or environment-focused positions
- CiCan Career Launcher Internships - funding towards an intern's salary
- ECO Canada - funding to support the hire of a grad in a new, full-time environmental job
- Graduate to Opportunity (GTO) - funding to cover a portion of a recent grad's first- and second-year salaries
- Mitacs Career Connect - funding for a 6-month placement valued at $20,000 to $25,000 in science, technology, engineering or math
- Work Smarts - funding to provide employment for recent grads
Types of work-integrated learning
NSCC has four types of work experience programs: field experience, co-op, internships and service learning.
- 5 to 8 weeks (paid or unpaid)
- Field experiences provide opportunities for students to apply their knowledge and skills outside of the classroom
- Over 100 programs offer field experiences
- Most programs provide field experiences suring the spring, although schedules vary by program
- Understand your responsibility as an employer; review the Field Experience Industry Partner Guide (PDF 766KB)
- 12 to 16 weeks (paid)
- Over 50 diploma programs offer co-op (PDF 72KB)
- Co-op is mandatory in Culinary Management* and Business - Hospitality
- Understand your responsibility as an employer; reviewing the Co-Operative Education Employer Guide (PDF 350KB)
- NSCC follows Co-operative Education and Work Integrated Learning Canada guidelines
- 14 weeks (paid)
- Our International Business and Oceans Technology programs include an internship during the final term
- Understand your responsibility as an employer; review the Internship Employer Guide (PDF 121KB)
- Service learning combines service to the community with learning
- Many programs include a service learning component, where students serve with a local organization or partner to address a community need
- Understand your responsibility as an employer; review the Service Learning Partner Guide (PDF 128KB)
Review our Work Integrated Learning - Insurance Guidelines (PDF 152KB) to learn more about student and partner/employer coverage requirements.
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