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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.



Length of Work Terms

What is the minimum length required for each work term? 

The length of each co-op work term is approximately equal to the length of each study term (normally calculated in four- or eight-month increments). The concept behind this requirement is that the amount of time spent working is sufficient to give the student time to learn and make a contribution, similar to what an academic term provides.

While accreditation criteria stipulate a minimum of twelve (12) weeks are required for each work term, individual institutions may establish their own policy requiring work terms of a longer duration.