Internships and co-op programs

Internships and co-op programs

The next generation of Canada’s entrepreneurs, researchers and innovators require a broad set of skills to succeed in and contribute to the global economy. To meet this need, universities are equipping students with career-boosting learning experiences, such as paid co-ops and internships, research projects and mentorship programs.

But more needs to be done. Universities support the call by the Canadian Business/Higher Education Roundtable for access to work-integrated learning for 100 percent of Canadian post-secondary students.

If you’re looking to gain valuable international work experience while you’re studying in Canada, a co-op or internship program might be right for you!

Many Canadian colleges and universities offer these work placement programs as a means of enhancing the curriculum with real-world industry experience. Typically, students spend alternating semesters learning in the classroom and then applying that knowledge through on the job work in their field of study.

Co-op or internship programs are an excellent way to:

  • Make supplementary money for each upcoming academic semester;
  • Bolster your resume with work experience; and
  • Gain invaluable business contacts.