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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.
  • Funding is available for employers who hire students and recent grads.

Hire a student or graduate

Interested in hiring an NSCC student or graduate? Post a job or co-op opportunity

Types of work placements

NSCC has four types of work experience programs: field experience, co-op, internships and service learning

Field experience

  • 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 during the spring, although schedules vary by program

Co-operative education


Service learning

  • 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

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:

Get financial help to hire graduates through these incentive programs:

Insurance guidelines

Review our Work Integrated Learning - Insurance Guidelines (PDF 152KB) to learn more about student and partner/employer coverage requirements.

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