Frequently Asked Questions

What is Co-op/IIP?

What are the benefits of being a Co-op/IIP student member?

What are the prerequisites?


What does the Co-op/IIP application process consists of?


What are the lengths of Co-op/IIP placements? How many can I work?


How do I find a Co-op/IIP job?

The first placement for most new Co-op/IIP students will be the summer following admission to the program. The job search can sometimes begin early for Spring hirings—starting in the Fall of the previous year. Students are encourage to watch for postings from Fall to April for May start dates.  Job postings will be posted on Career Connect as they are received from participating employers and students submit applications. Employers will review the applications, interview selected candidates and hire the preferred candidate(s). Students should also search elsewhere for jobs through company websites, job sites, networking events and connections you may have. If the job is engineering related and you can provide the Co-op/IIP department a job description it will be considered to be considered a Co-op/IIP placement.

Some students will find it straight forward to gain a work placement and others will struggle. Trained and experienced Co-op/IIP staff will support all students and will work with students as long as required to reach the student’s employment goals. For more information on support for students, please click on the Co-op/IIP Commitment link.

If you have further questions connect with our staff, please click on the Contact Us link.

How much support will I have from the Co-op/IIP staff?

Are there any fees associated with Co-op/IIP?

When do I pay the Co-op/IIP fees?


What does my work term course pay for?


When do I write my work term report?


Do I apply each Year?

What jobs qualify?

Can I do research?


If I choose to leave the program, what are the consequences?


As an international student, do I need a certain work permit? What is the process of getting a work permit?

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