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Program benefits

The many benefits of participating in the Graduate Co-op include the opportunity to:

  • Gain real-world experience as you complete academic studies\research without adding time to your degree length
  • Build your professional network prior to the completion of your academic journey through employer and specialized workshops, site visits and networking events
  • Earn academic recognition on your transcript for completing work experience in your field of study
  • Acquire valuable experience in the Canadian labour market. International students accepted into the program will receive a special work permit in order to complete their internship 

Eligibility for students

Admission to the Institute is a competitive process. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee entrance into the Institute's programs. Before applying students:

  • must have a minimum CGPA of 3.3    
  • from the faculties of JMSB and Arts and Science should not have completed more than 15 credits to apply
  • from the faculty of Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science should not have completed more than 16 credits to apply
  • in the MBA program must have completed 24 credits before they can begin an internship
  • must be registered in a Concordia University graduate academic program which has a Graduate Co-op program:

Required steps to complete the Graduate Co-op program

To successfully complete the Graduate Co-op program students must:

Get formal acceptance into the Institute

Attend Institute Welcome Orientation and Program Orientation sessions

Complete training modules on internship and career success

Participate in ongoing employer events and industry visits for the duration of each student's membership in the Institute


NOTE: Prior to the work term students must apply to, interview for, and be hired for an internship.

Student policies

How to apply

Economics MA students must consult the Economics Co-op web page and contact the Co-op Academic Director, Dr. Christian Sigouin directly.

Applications for Grad Co-op for JMSB and GCS are currently closed. Admission will reopen at the start of 2022.

Students from the faculties of JMSB and Arts & Science should not have completed more than 15 credits to apply.

Students from the faculty of Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science should not have completed more than 16 credits to apply.

Students will be advised of their admission status within 6 weeks after the closure of application period. Admission is highly competitive.

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Get more info

Prospective students can email questions to communication.gradcoop@concordia.ca

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