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 

Internship criteria

All internships must:

  • Be paid, full-time positions (minimum 35 hrs./week) that are relevant to your program of study
  • Start in September, January or May and last between 12 to 17 weeks
  • Not be supervised by a family member

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:


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

Student policies

How to apply

Applications for Grad Co-op for JMSB and GCS are currently closed. 

Applications will open on August 15, 2022 until September 11, 2022.

Students will be advised of their admission status within 6 weeks after the closure of application period. Admission is highly competitive, and admission is not guaranteed regardless of academic performance.

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

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.

To submit your application:
You must use your student email account, log in to Office 365 and click the link below.

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