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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:

  • You must meet the minimum grade requirements — criteria for your program are on the How To Apply page
  • You must be a full-time student, most commonly defined by being registered in at least 12 credits in each semester.
  • You must have sufficient credits remaining in your degree to accommodate 3 work terms alternating between academic terms. For students at the John Molson School of Business and at the Faculty of Arts & Science, you must have at least 60 credits remaining. For students at the Gina Cody School of Engineering, you must have at least 90 credits remaining – and for students in the Computer Science program you must have at least 60 credits remaining.
  • 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:


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 (fall 2022 admission) and in January (winter 2023 admission).
  • 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:

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED AND WILL RE-OPEN IN DECEMBER 2022

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.

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