Temporary policy as of October 24, 2022: From November 15, 2022, to December 31, 2023, international students may not need to apply for a co-op work permit to complete their co-op placement if they meet all the conditions outlined on the IRCC website.
If your program accepts you into a co-op/internship placement, you will need to apply for an off-campus work permit to allow you to work up to 40 hours a week. As you prepare for your co-op position, you need to:
- Review the information by Canadian immigration on working as a co-op student or intern.
- Choose if you are applying online or by paper. We recommend online applications because you save time, avoid courier fees and receive updates.
Note: You are required to have a co-op work permit before the start of your work term. It is recommended that you apply for your work permit as soon as possible to avoid delays. This work permit only allows you to do the job approved by the program during the specified period.