Co-op Student Program

Various departments within Halton Region offer paid work opportunities to eligible post-secondary students. The co-op program allows you to apply what you have learned in your post-secondary educational program and further develop skills and knowledge in your of field of study.  By joining our team, you will get to explore a career and gain hands-on experience.


  • You will have the opportunity to apply knowledge and theory from your post-secondary program.
  • You will expand your knowledge and skills by working alongside professionals in your field of study.

Eligibility criteria

  • Legally entitled to work in Canada as a student.
  • In possession of a Social Insurance Number (card) at time of hire.
  • Currently enrolled in a post-secondary educational institution on a full-time basis and returning to school upon completion of the co-op work term(s).

Fields of employment

Here are some examples of co-op student positions the Region may offer:

  • Financial Operations Representative
  • Payroll Services
  • Service Permit Technician
  • Traffic Operations & Safety
  • Water & Wastewater Treatment
  • Asset Planning
  • Survey
  • CADD
  • Engineering & Construction

Application process

  • Job opportunities will be posted throughout the year. Co-op work terms run January to April, May to August, and September to December.
  • The Hiring Manager will review all applications. Only those selected for an interview or assessment will be contacted by email or phone. Please ensure to monitor your email,  including the junk/spam folder.
  • The employment period may be 4 months, 8 months, 12 months and 18 months based on the needs of the department.