Work Term Requirements

Work Term Requirements

Employer Responsibilities

We ask that you provide the student with on-going feedback and that you meet with the student’s Co-operative Education Coor­dinator during a workplace site visit. You will receive a letter at the onset of the student’s work term indicating which Co-op Coordina­tor has been assigned to the student. Should you have any questions or concerns at any time, please contact the Coordinator or the Co-op office.

Co-op students are to be provided with the same safety information, training, equipment, and insurance as other new hires. The University of Lethbridge Risk & Safety Services department mandates compliance with the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act and related legislation as a minimum standard and encourages students and employers to exceed these minimum legal standards. For more information, please visit the website:


As the employer, we ask that you evaluate the stu­dent using our Employer Evaluation Form (available online) and participate in the Site Visit.

It is the student’s responsibility to submit the required learning objectives, monthly reports as well as a final report or presentation for each work term.


The salary paid to a student during a work term is determined by the employer. To be competitive, please take into account the student’s academic background and previous work experience. Vacation pay, inciden­tal absences for sickness, and other company benefits are handled by the employer in the same manner as regular temporary employees.