Hire a Student
All NSCC programs require a period of experiential 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.
- Opportunity to evaluate and identify potential future employees as part of your long-term recruitment strategy.
- The fresh perspective a student brings to your workforce.
- Opportunity to foster the next generation of employees by providing them with valuable career-related work experiences.
Funding for employers hiring students
Support is available through the Nova Scotia’s Co-op Education Incentive Program. Pay a minimum of $15 per hour plus 4% vacation pay and the program will reimburse you $7.50 per hour to a maximum of 40 hours per week.
Download our Work Integrated Learning - Insurance Guidelines (PDF 152KB) to learn more about Student and Partner/Employer coverage requirements.
Work experience programs
NSCC has four types of work experience programs: field experience, co-op, internships and service learning. Review the options to find one that matches your needs.
- Over 100 programs offer students the opportunity to apply their knowledge through experiences outside of the classroom.
- These opportunities can be paid or unpaid and last between 5 to 8 weeks.
- Understand your responsibility as an employer by reviewing the Field Experience Industry Partner Guide (PDF 311KB).
- Over 40 diploma programs offer students the opportunity for a paid co-op placement that lasts 12 to 16 weeks.
- Co-op is mandatory for Culinary Management* and Business - Hospitality programs
- NSCC follows Canadian Association for Cooperative Education (CAFCE)
- Understand your responsibility as an employer by reviewing the Co-Operative Education Employer Guide (PDF 334KB).
- The International Business and Oceans Technology programs include an internship.
- This paid opportunity takes place at the end of the program and lasts approximately 14 weeks.
- Understand your responsibility as an employer by reviewing the Internship Employer Guide (PDF 121KB).
- Many programs include a service learning component where students work with a community organization or partner to address a community need
- Understand your responsibility as an employer by reviewing the Service Learning Partner Guide (PDF 128KB).
Find a student
Tell us your needs and we’ll help you find a student. Contact .