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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Engineering Co-Op

All of our undergraduate Engineering programs include co-operative (co-op) education opportunities, providing experiential learning that integrates academic studies with paid work experiences. Co-op opportunities allow students to develop tangible skills and gain valuable work experience while pursuing their undergraduate degree.

Co-op is a degree requirement for students in the Engineering Co-op stream. Students in the co-op stream who successfully complete three work terms (12 months) will graduate with the co-op designation on their degree parchment, and typically this extends the program of study by one year. Students may complete a maximum of five work terms  (20 non-consecutive months). Placements can range anywhere from 4 to 16 months, and most students apply to do a 4-month summer co-op after second year, and a longer 8, 12, or 16-month co-op internship after third year. Students will be recognized as having full-time status while doing their work term.

The Engineering Co-Op Office is committed to supporting all Engineering programs. Our goal is to assist you in all aspects of finding an appropriate Co-Op or Internship placement that will help you get valuable engineering work experience while completing your undergraduate degree program.

For more information, please review each of the areas below or contact us at the following:

Office Contacts:
Candace Chard, Co-Op and Internship Officer (ext. 5702) 
Janette Banga, Co-op and Internship Officer (ext. 3599)

Office Location: ACE 2010
Virtual Office Hours: View the student life portal event calendar for drop-in hours.
Appointments: These are available to book on the Student Life Portal.


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Program Details

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Job Search Assistance

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Registration Information

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Student Testimonials

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Employer Information

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Annual Report

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About Us

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