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Program Details

Here is all you need to know about the Co-Op and Internship Program. If you have other questions, please check out our F.A.Q. or contact us at:

Office Location: ACE 2010

Office Hours: Appointments available to book on the student life portal or drop in anytime from Monday to Friday from 8:30 am-12:30 pm and 1:30 pm-4:30 pm.


  • Why Participate?

    Learn Skills

    • Gain industry experience in your chosen field.
    • Strengthen skills through practical application.
    • Figure out what you like or dislike about working in different settings.
    • Clarify career direction and define employment goals.
    • Increase motivation to better understand the significance of course material.

    Earn Money

    • Students in 2018 earned anywhere between $7000 and $15,600 per work term!
    • Offset costs of your education.
    • Reduce your debt load while making minimum OSAP re-payments.
    • Having co-op or internship experience on your transcript can help you get a higher starting salary upon graduation.

    Get Noticed

    • Enhance your resume with relevant technical and employability skills.
    • Develop valuable professional networks to assist in getting a grad job.
    • Build confidence in interacting with employers.
    • Acquire up to 12 months of pre-graduation experience towards the required 48 months for PEO Licensing.


  • When can I work?

    The Engineering Co-Op and Internship program at Ontario Tech offers flexible work terms.  You can go out for 4, 8, 12, or 16 month placements that start in January, May, or September.

    A co-op is a 4-8 month work term, usually taken in the Summer semester after completion of 2nd year. 

    An internship is a 12-16 month work term that usually takes place after completion of 3rd year of a 4 year program, or after the completion of 4th year of a 5 year program.

    While there are many different options for when to go out on placement depending on your individual program map, the most common sequences are below:
     Chart indicating when students can study, work any job and participate in a co-op/internship program

    View the accessible version of the table

  • How to Enroll?

    Any domestic student in FEAS and FESNS with a cumulative GPA of 2.3 and in good standing can enroll to participate in the Engineering Co-Op and Internship program.

    There is no fee charged to enroll in the program. Once you get a job offer, you will pay a co-op/internship fee of $610.80 for every semester that you are out on placement. This fee is set by the Ontario Tech Board of Governors and is subject to change.

    Follow the steps below to enroll in the program:

    1. Visit Student Life Portal
    2. Click on Students/Student Login in the top right corner
    3. Login with your student number and MyCampus password
    4. Click on "Co-op & Internship" on the left-hand side
    5. Choose your program from the list
    6. Complete the application and submit
    7. Once your application is submitted, it will be reviewed and then approved 
    8. Read the Student Agreement Terms and Conditions for each term and click ‘accept’
    9. The terms will then be ‘Released’
    10. You will then have access to the Co-op and Internship job postings


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