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Co-op Program Directory

The Co-operative Education Directory is a comprehensive listing of the post-secondary co-operative education programs of member institutions in Canada.



Co-operative Education Definition

"Co operative Education Program" means a program which alternates periods of academic study with periods of work experience in appropriate fields of business, industry, government, social services and the professions in accordance with the following criteria:

  1. each work situation is developed and/or approved by the co-operative educational institution as a suitable learning situation;
  2. the co-operative student is engaged in productive work rather than merely observing;
  3. the co-operative student receives remuneration for the work performed;
  4. the co-operative student's progress on the job is monitored by the co-operative educational institution;
  5. the co-operative student's performance on the job is supervised and evaluated by the student's co-operative employer;
  6. the time spent in periods of work experience must be at least thirty per cent of the time spent in academic study