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Specialisterne Canada Inc., a charitable not-for-profit Canadian organization, focused on building a bridge between neurodivergent job seekers and employers. We support employers to tap into the talents of a neurodiverse workforce and build inclusive organizations through education, training, and advisory.

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Specialisterne Foundation is a non-for-profit organization that works to enable one million jobs for people with autism and similar challenges.


Are you looking for an opportunity to use and grow your skills in software development? Does being part of a team focused on improving and maintaining reservation software for the camping industry sound interesting to you? If so, this 4-month fall co-op role may be just right for you!

Here’s what you will do:

  • Design new software features in collaboration with the Product Development Team in languages such as C#, Angular, TypeScript, and SQL
  • Work closely with, and learn from, senior developers to support the full software development cycle
  • Assist in writing automated tests and debugging to help maintain and improve software
  • Work independently as well as collaboratively in an agile, small team environment

In performing this role, you will:

  • Be working towards a degree or diploma in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a similar discipline
  • Enjoy learning new concepts and apply them in practice
  • Have an interest in continuously developing your skills to grow as a professional
  • Use your ability to code in C#, TypeScript, and SQL to develop and maintain software

Nice to have:

  • Experience in debugging software or troubleshooting technical issues
  • Knowledge of OOP principals and programming languages
Role Employer Location Deadline  
Software Developer Camus Guelph, ON May 24, 2020 Closed

Please Note: to be eligible for this role, you need to be a registered student, available for full-time work starting in September 2020, and be returning to school upon completion of the placement.

The Recruitment Process


The first step in the process is to register as a student with Specialisterne. This will involve completing an online registration questionnaire. By registering, you become eligible to apply for all current and upcoming roles with Specialisterne. Instructions for registering are included below.


The next step after completing your registration, is to apply for the roles of interest. This will include completing a job application questionnaire and submitting your resume to Specialisterne. This questionnaire will help introduce us to your interests and skills related to the currently available jobs.

Employment Discovery Workshop

The next step is an Employment Discovery Workshop. This is a task-based experience where you will work on specific projects in a virtual setting. It is an opportunity to learn about our approach to hiring, and for us to get to know you and your motivations, interests and skills.


Employment offers are made to the candidates with the best fit. Once selected as the successful candidate for the role, Specialisterne provides support during the training for and transition into the role. This helps to ensure that each employee feels well prepared and comfortable to perform in their new position.

Those not selected will have their profiles added to our database for consideration for other more suitable job opportunities in the future.

To Apply

Please read the role descriptions carefully.

For a complete description of our process and all our current student opportunities, download this PDF.

The planned start date for these roles is September 7th, 2020.

To be eligible, you need to be a registered student available for full-time work starting in September 2020.

All applications should be submitted in full on or before May 24th, 2020.

For More Information

Please direct any questions via email to [email protected]. If you prefer to speak on the phone, send us an email and we will schedule a call.

We look forward to hearing from you!