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Why 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.

Types of work-integrated learning

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)

Co-operative education

12 to 16 weeks (paid)


14 weeks (paid)

Service 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).

Funding to hire students and graduates

There are a number of funding opportunities available to employers interested in hiring students and graduates.

Post an opportunity for a student or graduate

Interested in hiring an NSCC student or graduate? Post a job or co-op opportunity using our Employer Job Posting form

Insurance guidelines

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

Contact us

Tell us your needs and we’ll help you find a student. Email 

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