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Program benefits

Along with a competitive edge when you're ready to join the workforce after graduation, there are many benefits to participating in the Undergraduate Co-op. They include the opportunity to:

  • Enhance your career skills through webinars and practical in-person sessions
  • Receive assistance and support in finding an internship in your field
  • Apply your academic learnings and gain work experience in a "real world" setting
  • Take advantage of networking and mentoring opportunities

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
  • Build upon your previous experiences and push you further, even when staying within the same company
  • 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:

  • All applications must be confirmed by your department before being finalized
  • You must meet the minimum grade requirements — criteria for your program are on the How To Apply page
  • You must be registered in a Concordia undergraduate academic program that has a Co-op option, such as:

Required steps to complete the Co-op program

To successfully complete the Undergraduate 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 first work term students must apply to, interview for, and be hired for an internship. Likewise for the second and third internship opportunities.

Student policies

How to apply

At the time of application to Concordia

  • The preferred way to join Undergraduate Co-op is to check off “I want to apply for the co-op option” when you submit your general Concordia application. You will obtain the result of your application to Undergraduate Co-op and further information on your letter of admission to Concordia.
Checkbox beside "I want to apply for the co-op option" on the Concordia application form

Existing Concordia students

  • Applications to join Undergraduate Co-op for current Concordia students are reviewed twice a year in September and in January.
  • Applications to join co-op are currently closed.
    Applications will open December 13, 2021 and close January 9, 2022.
  • Current Concordia students apply to Undergraduate Co-op based on your faculty
  • To submit your application: You must use your student email account, log in to Office 365 and select your faculty below:

To submit your application:

You must use your student email account, log in to Office 365 and select your faculty below.


Current Concordia students can apply to join Undergraduate Co-op provided they meet the requirements for their specific department and have sufficient credits remaining in their degree to fit three work terms. Students must be admitted to Undergraduate Co-op with a minimum of 60 credits remaining in their degree as shown in their student record.

See the fees page

Get more info

Prospective students can email questions/ inquiries to info.coop@concordia.ca

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