Please familiarize yourself with the following policies and guidelines to determine what your obligations are to unpaid and paid interns/co-op students.
- The Occupational Health and Safety Act
- The Human Rights Code
- The Canada Labour Code
- The Canadian Human Rights Act
For organizations offering remote placements, the following tips from the Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL) may be useful while you onboard and supervise students:
CEWIL also has an Employer Tool Kit and resource section that offers guidance and best practices on:
- Conducting interviews via phone or video conference
- Mentoring student trainees
- Preparing postings for student-based positions
For organizations providing students with a paid internship, some funding sources to investigate include:
Note: Not all departments at UTM accept paid internships at the undergraduate level. Please inquire with the academic unit of interest first to determine if your opportunity is applicable to a course offering. If you are connected to a graduate level course and wish to offer students a paid co-op position, you may be eligible for the Co-Operative Education Tax Credit.
Please visit the Experiential Education Hub, partners section for more information on Experiential Learning related topics of interest.