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For Future Students

Announcements

URGENT!

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Advising and Career Education office  (RC163) is physically closed, however all programs are being run remotely.

Applications for Fall 2021 Co-op and Internship must be made by submitting online form found here


Co-op Application Deadlines announced! New Co-op application deadlines - see Student Calendar for more details



Any NEW International students who are planning on doing a Co-op or Internship during Winter 2022 MUST apply for their Co-op Work Permit prior to June 25, 2021!  Students planning on going out on a work term in Fall 2021 must have already submitted work permit applications prior to February 19, 2021. Please see Career Education office or Co-op Work Permits for more information

Did you miss one of the Co-op workshops? Maybe you want to review to answer a question? Access work shops here!


What is Co-op Education?

Co-operative Education (Co-op) alternates practical, career-related, paid work terms with semesters in class, giving you 12-16 months of supervised work experience by the time you graduate.

We are accredited by Co-operative Educationa and Work-integrated Learning (CEWIL) Canada, so we meet the standards for commitment and quality set by our national governing body.

Why should I get involved in the Co-op/Internship program?

 In a word: experience. You will kick-start your career. Earn while you learn-typical salaries range from $8,000-$13,000 per semester - as you sample different career choices, work environments, and locations. You will notice that your grades will go up too, because you are integrating classroom theory with practical experience on the job.

Are you thinking that working during summer is the same as working as a Co-op student? Wrong! Co-op students receive better pay and get jobs that require more responsibility. If you want to get the best work experience possible while in undergraduate study, you need to be a part of Co-op education!

What is the “Co-op” designation?
If you successfully complete the required number of work terms, you will receive Co-op Designation on your degree. You will have attained the kind of valuable experience that will get you hired.

How do I know what I have to do?

When you apply for Co-op or Internship, you have to complete an "Entrance Meeting" with a coordinator to discuss the program, go over expectations, and how the program works. It is also a good idea to read or download a copy of the Student Handbook for reference.