For Future Students


Applications for the Fall 2024 Co-op Work term:

We will accept applications starting April 8, 2024 until the deadline date, May 13, 2024. 

Please note: 
International Students must have applied for a work permit 6 months prior to applying for Co-op. Proof of work permit application is required.

Applications for Summer 2024 Co-op and Internship must be made by completing the application form in Career Connect.

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 career-related work experience by the time you graduate.

We are accredited by Co-operative Education 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?

  • Experience - kick-start your career with some career related experience 
  • Earn and learn - typical salaries range from $12,000-$14,000 per semester 
  • Sample different career choices, work environments, and locations
  • Better grades - Earn better grades by 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.

How do I apply for Co-op?

Students from eligible faculties and departments can apply for Co-op by clicking the Login to Career Connect link below. Career Connect is your portal to all things Co-op including applying for the program, searching and applying for jobs, scheduling interviews, and, finally, finding that perfect job.

For more information on the Co-op program, please visit the Co-operative Education and Internships website.