Employers

Unlock Talent: Recruit from CCTB

We are dedicated to cultivating highly skilled and motivated individuals primed to make a tangible impact in your industry. Whether you are eager to infuse your team with fresh perspectives through our esteemed co-op program or seeking to hire top-tier graduates, we are committed to facilitating that vital connection for recruitment.

What is co-op?

Co-operative education, commonly referred to as co-op, is a key component of work-integrated learning (WIL). At CCTB, our co-op programs provide students with invaluable hands-on experience in their chosen fields. Simultaneously, we empower employers by connecting them with talented and enthusiastic individuals ready to contribute to their organizations.

Our co-op hiring process

Our streamlined hiring process is designed to connect you with top talent and emulate the real-world job application experience for our students.

Here's a step-by-step overview:

  1. Contact us: reach out to us at careerservices@canctb.ca to inquire about student availability.
  2. Understanding your requirements: our team will follow up with you to fully understand your specific business needs and learn about available opportunities.
  3. Distributing your opportunities: we will share your job postings with our pool of students, ensuring alignment between your requirements and their skill sets.

Our co-op partners

CCTB values the strong partnerships we have built with various organizations across multiple sectors. Some of our current partners include:

  • Coast Coal Harbour Vancouver Hotel by APA
  • Improving
  • The Listel Hotel
  • Plaid Consulting Inc.
  • Spirit Ridge Resort
  • zipBoard

Why hire a CCTB student?

Our co-op students eagerly seek hands-on learning and the opportunity to make meaningful contributions. By hiring a CCTB co-op student, you will gain:

  • Access to a pool of fresh talent with up-to-date industry knowledge.
  • A chance to assess potential future hires, as many companies transition co-op students to full-time positions.
  • Flexible hiring options for students to handle seasonal needs or temporary positions.
  • Opportunities to shape course curriculum and content through your valuable feedback and insights.

Empower your team: recruit talented graduates

CCTB graduates are equipped with the skills and knowledge to make an impact in their field. Hiring our graduates means:

  • Welcoming professionals versed in cutting-edge technologies and industry standards.
  • Infusing fresh perspectives for innovation and business advancement.
  • Facilitating a corporate culture of continual growth and progress.

Employer requirements

Co-op jobs:

  • The minimum hours per term will vary by program, ranging between 240 to 1,220 hours.
  • The work term will vary by program and last anywhere between 12 to 61 weeks.
  • Must be fully paid and supervised.
  • Align with CCTB’s academic programs.

Co-op employers must:

  • Be a registered business.
  • Adhere to provincial labour laws and employee safety guidelines.
  • Follow the Employment Standards Act.
  • Have valid WorkSafeBC Insurance.
  • Provide student employees with the necessary work equipment to perform their responsibilities.
  • Complete an end-of-term employer evaluation.

Employer FAQ: your questions answered

CCTB students possess contemporary skills and knowledge that are in line with current industry standards and trends. For a comprehensive understanding of the specific capabilities our students possess, we encourage you to delve into our program offerings and detailed course outlines available on our program page.

Leading up to their designated co-op program start date, CCTB students will initiate the application and interview process for a work placement. During this period, we collaborate with employers to assess their requirements and share job openings suitable for pairing with our students. The duration of the practical work experience varies depending on the specific CCTB program, ranging from 480 to 1,220 hours.

Employers are welcome to extend permanent positions to co-op students upon the completion of their program. For international students, it is important to review their work and study permit conditions. Moreover, extending their employment may require a Labour Market Impact Assessment.

CCTB offers extensive assistance throughout the hiring process to facilitate connections between employers and qualified candidates. Our services encompass job posting facilitation, sharing of resumes and portfolios and coordination of interviews. Our goal is to streamline the recruitment process and ensure its effectiveness.

When hiring a student or graduate from CCTB, there are typically minimal expenses involved. CCTB does not charge any recruitment fees. However, employers should factor in standard operational costs related to onboarding a new employee, including training and equipment provisions.

Contact us: let's collaborate

Interested in hiring a CCTB student or graduate? We are here to assist you every step of the way. Reach out to us at careerservices@canctb.ca to kickstart the recruitment process. We are eager to collaborate to foster growth and integrate skilled individuals into your organization.

Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that the territories on which CCTB and its campus are situated are the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. We thank them for having cared for this land since time immemorial, honour their graciousness to the students who seek knowledge here, and iterate our dedication to valuing the ongoing contributions of Indigenous peoples and communities.