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We love our students! We hire hundreds of students year-round, across our multiple business units.
​​​​​​​Many of our students return for additional work terms and also join the ATCO team once they graduate.

One of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People 

First published in 2002, Canada's Top Employers for Young People is an editorial competition organized by the Canada's Top 100 Employers project. This special designation recognizes employers that offer the nation's best workplaces and programs for young people just starting their careers. The employers on this list, like ATCO, are Canada's leaders in attracting and retaining younger employees to their organizations.

Learn more about this award and the editorial rationale for selecting ATCO as a 2023 recipient.  

Indigenous Student Programs

Our Indigenous Summer Student Program is an important part of our commitment to Indigenous Peoples across Canada. In addition to our overall summer student program offerings, Indigenous students at ATCO are honored with a welcome ceremony led by an Elder from the community. We offer an individualized buddy program that allows Indigenous students to meet other Indigenous employees at ATCO and build relationships and their network. There are many community events throughout the summer that our Indigenous students are invited to participate and volunteer in.  

Summer Student Program

Our Summer Student program offers post-secondary students a four-month work term during the summer months. During a summer work term with ATCO, you’ll have the chance to grow your network, participate in continuous learning opportunities, and join our annual Career Fair to learn more about the various career opportunities across the ATCO enterprise. We’re excited to offer students the opportunity to participate in Work Integrated Learning programs such as Wavemakers.

Internships and Co-op Placements

Not your average work term! A co-op placement or internship at ATCO will give you a chance to explore various career paths across all our business units, network with innovative industry leaders, and build connections with your student peers across the company. We’re committed to your growth and development!

​​​​​​​Engineer-in-Training (EIT) Rotational Program

ATCO offers a well-established Engineer-in-Training (EIT) program to engineers who have completed their undergraduate degree within the previous year. Our rotational program provides you with the experience needed to earn your Professional Engineer designation while participating in three different rotations across our company. EIT rotations span across engineering specific departments such as: distribution, renewable energy, and asset management; as well as non-engineering departments such as: system operations, commissions, and facilities planning.

CPA Pre-Approved Program

As a Chartered Professional Accounting (CPA) Pre-Approved Program, ATCO’s CPA program provides you with the required 30 months of verifiable work experience. You will build your technical and enabling competencies while learning about all areas of our business.

Benefits of ATCO’s Pre-Approved Program: 
  • CPA Program Manager
  • Progress Support 
  • Peer Group
  • Rotations
  • Course Fee Reimbursement
Examples of ATCO CPA Program Rotations: 
  • Tax
  • Public Company Reporting
  • General Accounting
  • Treasury
  • Investor Relations
  • Internal Audit & Internal Controls
  • Accounting Standards​​​​​​​

Hear from some of our students

"I recently wrapped up my four-month student #internship with ATCO's Business Process Systems Solutions team and wanted the chance to express my appreciation for the experience.

I had the pleasure of working closely with the team on multiple projects that both challenged and excited me. Through this experience, I learned so much about optimization, communication, and innovation and I am excited to build on the skills I developed throughout my professional journey. I would like to thank everyone I worked with for my wonderful experience, especially my leaders who gave me incredible support and confidence.

I am grateful for the many lessons I learned at ATCO and am excited to see where this experience takes me."
Summer Student
"ATCO’s diverse operations allowed me to learn so much about various industries in a short period of time. I look forward to using the skills and experience I’ve gained in the next chapter of my career!"
Summer Student
"My experience has been amazing and I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to excel as a professional in my career. I want to thank everyone on the team for the great memories and for supporting me throughout my projects.

I can not wait to use the skills I have gained in my future endeavors!"
Summer Student
"As the Communications Coordinator for ATCO's Employment Equity Advisory Committee (EEAC), I was lucky enough to work with an amazing team that encouraged me to expand my skill-set, providing guidance as I developed my project management, technical writing, and copy writing skills.

I’ve learned so much this summer, and I’m excited to continue developing these skills as I enter my third year of post-secondary."
Summer Student
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