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For Planning Employers

All students in the Master of Planning program are required to complete a work term. This normally occurs between the first and second academic years. Co-op work terms normally begin after May 1, preceded by hiring activities from January to April. The actual start date and end date of the work term are negotiated between the student and the employer.

To satisfy the program's requirements, work terms must be at least 500 hours during 15 weeks or more. Positions should expose students to the planning of the scientific, aesthetic, and orderly disposition of land, resources, facilities, and services, with a view to securing the physical, economic, and social efficiency, and the health and well-being of urban and rural communities. Appropriate placements are typically in government planning offices, consulting firms, development companies, research centres, or NGOs. Students may find work placements in Canada or abroad.

We also advertise part-time, summer, and recent graduate positions.

How to Proceed

Advertising

To advertise a job for a planning student, please contact the Co-op Office. You can specify the application items and the application deadline. A resumé and cover letter are standard. You may also ask for samples of written or graphic work, grades, or a complete portfolio. Students typically will forward their applications directly to you. You can ask to receive them via mail, fax, or e-mail. Alternately, you can ask the Co-op Office to collect applications and forward them to you.

Arranging Interviews and Job Offers

We can assist you to arrange interviews with students at your office or on our campus. We also coordinate interviews by telephone, or video conference at your cost. Contact us to discuss the dates and times and and we will do the rest. 

We can also make job offers on your behalf. This can work best for you if there are several students that you would be willing to hire.