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Co-op Program

The co-operative education program bridges the gap between academic theory and relevant work experience to prepare students to stand out in a competitive job market. Enrich your educational experience and gain real-world work experience in a variety of sectors and industries. 

Co-op students are monitored and counselled throughout their academic and employment terms to ensure that employers receive high quality work and that students will gain meaningful employment that will augment their academics.

By alternating between academic terms and work terms, co-op students have the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience in their chosen field of study, earn an income to offset the cost of education, build a network of contacts for future employment and enhance their overall academic experience.


To qualify for co-op, you must:

  • be a full-time degree student
  • have completed all 10 first year courses.
  • have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.80
  • not be a Direct Entry student.

Read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) for more information about the application process.

More often referred to as an investment in your future, the Co-op fee of $3,500.00, is paid in installments over multiple years.

The fee covers the costs of maintaining and operating the Co-op program, including: 

  • access to employers and jobs; 
  • an efficient co-op hiring process; 
  • job search resources, career advice; 
  • coaching and monitoring during co-op terms; 
  • industry- leading Co-op Prep Program providing you the opportunity to enhance your technical and behavioural skill-sets.

16+ months

of work experience

Earn up to $23 per hour

as a co-op student


average hours of employement


average co-op income

Application Timeline

Application Deadline: June 1, 2022

Co-op application timeline. Description below.

The application and information session happens in April. On June 1, co-op application submission for guaranteed consideration. If missing courses or to improve CGPA can take spring summer courses, must apply in early June. In late July, admission to co-op status is revealed. Secondly, preparation for "real world" interviews takes place.

Co-op Student Stories

Rahul Mannapperuma

Business Technology Management '18

Roxinne Kee
Business Technology Management '18

"Their curriculum is what the market's looking for."

Massimo Marinelli, Managing Partner, Assurance Services, EY Canada

For more information about co-op, please contact:

For more information about the Ted Rogers Co-op program, please contact the Business Career Hub at, opens in new window