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Co-op requirements and fees

Co-op eligibility and requirements


The Co-op Program recruits second and third year BCom students who are succeeding in their studies and are actively working on their career progression.

What do you need to be eligible?


Students can apply in September or March of their second year or in September of their third year of studies:

  • You must commit to completing a minimum of 3 work terms, one of which must be either in the fall or winter terms, and understand that Co-op will delay your graduation.
  • You must maintain full-time student status during all study terms.
  • You must have achieved a minimum grade average of 72%*
  • Solid written and verbal communications skills.
  • Knowledge of potential career paths related to their field of study.
  • Experience through work, volunteer, organized sports, or other extracurricular activities.

*Calculate the average grade for all the post-secondary courses you have completed to date.

Meeting the above requirements does not mean you will be automatically accepted into the Co-op Program. There is also an application process that you can read about here.

Work permits


If you are an international student and are interested in participating in the Co-op Program, the Co-op Programs Office (in the Business Career Centre) will help you obtain a Co-op work permit once you are accepted into the program. This will allow you to work to full-time, off campus at any time of the year.

Program costs


Co-op fees help to cover the operations of the Business Co-op Program including salaries, administration, business development, and individual coaching.

  • One time workshop and administration fee of $242.25*, payable upon acceptance into the Program.

  • For every work term completed, students are registered in a Co-op (COMM) course and pay the course tuition fee of $745.00*. Registration in this course maintains full-time student status and is mandatory.

*as of the 2017/2018 academic year.