The co-op program provides students with the opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge they’ve learned in the classroom through a program-related work experience. Students who take co-op have an edge when they graduate and go out into the workforce.
How Does Co-op Work?
If you are enrolled in a co-op program, please make a first appointment with your campus Employment Services Specialist (ESS) and make sure you have the following documents:
- Copy of your passport
- Study permit
- Work permit
- MSP/medical insurance
Other requirements you need to consider:
- Students must complete 80% of their academic portion and must attain 80% in attendance
- Students need to return to their coursework after they complete their co-op work term
- Students must also pay all tuition before the start date of the co-op
Am I Guaranteed a Co-op?
Your Employment Services Specialist will do their utmost to help you secure a suitable work placement. The college will guarantee you up to three interviews in appropriate facilities, but your success will depend on the availability of the host, current market demands, your particular skills and experience, and your performance on your interviews.
What If I Already Have a Job Related to My Studies?
If you already have a job related to your studies and would like to use it for your co-op, you will need to discuss this with you Employment Services Specialist.
Important Co-op Forms and Documents
During Co-op Form:
- Professional Development Report
- Student Final Evaluation
- Host Final Evaluation
If you are an employer and would like more information on hiring co-op students from Sprott Shaw, please click here.