Co-op Opportunities at Christie

The Christie Co-op program values the new ideas, creativity and enthusiasm that students from various programs and schools can bring to our organization.

Co-op Opportunities at Christie Canada

​​​​​We look for students who excel, are good team players, have energy and enthusiasm, thrive on challenge and meet our technical requirements.

We offer students the opportunity to:

  • Work alongside industry experts on some of the most innovative visual technology solutions in the world
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Challenging projects
  • Competitive wages
  • Opportunities to return for future work terms
  • Potential to secure future employment upon your graduation

​FAQs

How can I apply to Christie Co-op opportunities?
You must contact your University or College Co-op Services department and apply on-line to their job board. 

What schools do you hire from?
We hire from University of Waterloo, Conestoga College, University of Guelph, Wilfrid Laurier University, McMaster University, Queen’s University and are open to new programs from other institutions.

What types of opportunities are there at Christie?
We hire: electrical, mechanical and optical engineering; medical engineering; software development; software quality assurance; digital media engineering support; manufacturing engineering; test engineering; rapid prototyping/machine shop; AV electronics; materials management; and marketing.

When do you recruit your student hires?
Christie hires approximately 35 to 40 students into the company every January, May and September. Applicant screening and interviewing typically takes place approximately 4 months before the expected start date with offers following shortly thereafter.  It is important to work with your University or College Co-op Services department to ensure you qualify and meet the deadlines.

Where are the roles located?
Our Kitchener office is located at 809 Wellington St. N. and we are accessible by Grand River Transit bus route #34.​

What type of work will I be doing at Christie as a co-op?
Christie offers students the opportunity to work on interesting and real work projects. Our student positions offer challenging work that is comparable to new graduate work and are a great way to complement your in-class studies.  As well, students present a summary of their work project to their peers and senior management at the end of each work term. 

What type of work environment can I expect?
Not only will you get to work with “cool” technology we have “cool programs” available for students such as: on-site fitness centre, wellness programs, discounted event tickets, United Way campaign event​​, on-site subsidized cafeteria & Bistro with outdoor patios.

Ambassador Program

The Christie Ambassador Program is a volunteer opportunity for returning co-op students to act as a Christie representative when they return to campus. Here’s your chance to attend recruiting events and share your experience with students who want to hear first-hand what it’s like to work at Christie. It’s great experience for those who take on the responsibility and enjoy interacting with others.​

Christie’s Environmental Leadership

Identified as one of Canada’s “greenest employers” our green initiatives include:

  • Establishing waste and organics collection stations throughout the office – achieving an impressive 82 percent waste diversion rate
  • E-waste recycling program to ensure all electronic waste is diverted from landfill
  • Bicycle racks to encourage self-propelled commuting as well as an employee carpooling program
  • 34,000 sq.ft office and lab expansion built to LEED Gold Standard