Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

FAQ for Employers

Employer FAQ
Here you will find answers to your questions about hiring students from TRU.
 General FAQ
 How do I hire a TRU student?

Employers can post their open positions to TRU’s job database Career Connections by creating an account and posting position information. Students can then view job postings, and the Career Education Department staff can facilitate the process by helping post positions, collecting resumes online, sending the resumes to the employer, and arranging interviews, including providing meeting spaces.

 How do I post a job for students?

The Career Education Department uses a job database called Career Connections. You can sign up for your own account, and post jobs directly to the database. Students can then view your posting and submit their applications through the Career Connections database.

 In what capacities can I hire a TRU student?

Employers may post positions to Career Connections for casual, part-time, full-time and Co-op positions.

 How long can I hire a student for?

There is no limit to how long employers can hire students for in casual, part-time and full-time positions. Though there are a limited number of Co-op work-terms students can do, employers can always offer the student a work position that is not classified as a Co-op work-term.

 How much should I pay a student?

Pay is determined by the employer and can depend on the job type and qualifications required. Check out the Co-op Programs for typical hourly wages.

 When are students available to work?

Depending on the student’s availability, students may be able to start work-terms in May, September or January.

 Am I responsible for a student's relocation fees?

Employers are not responsible for any fees associated with students relocating for positions.

 Co-op FAQ
 What responsibilities do I have when I hire a Co-op student?

Hiring a Co-op student is not much different than hiring any other student. Co-op students should be hired into positions that are relevant to their field of study. The only additional responsibilities include being a part of a mid-term site visit where you will review the student’s performance with their co-op coordinator, and completing an evaluation of the student’s performance at the end of their work term. That’s it!

 Do I have to hire a student as a Co-op student?

No, you may hire students for casual, part-time and full-time positions.

 From what programs can I hire a Co-op student?

Students in the following programs are eligible for Co-op positions:

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Computing Science
  • Bachelor of Natural Resource Science
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Tourism Management
  • Engineering Transfer Program

For detailed information on these programs, please visit Co-op Programs.

 How long can I hire a Co-op student for?

Employers can hire Co-op students for 4, 8 or 12-month work-terms. However, employers can always offer the student a continuing work position that is not classified as a Co-op work-term.

 What criterion do I need to meet for the work-term to be considered a Co-op work-term?

Work positions must have a minimum of 420 hours in a 12-16 week period per work-term (semester) to qualify as a co-op work-term.

 When are students available to work?

Depending on the student’s availability, students may be able to start work-terms in May, September or January for 4, 8 or 12 months.

 Am I responsible for a student's relocation fees?

Employers are not responsible for any fees associated with students relocating for positions.

If you have any questions about hiring students, contact our office.