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International students gain engineering work experience in Canada and abroad prior to graduation. They have the same access as their domestic counterparts to both short-term and long-term co-op opportunities.
Undergraduate students may complete up to 28 months of co-op experience (24 months for 4-year degree programs) in various types of organizations, including for-profit companies, non-profit organizations, government agencies, startups and research institutions.
Access to co-op job postings
To be given access to co-op job postings on OSCARplus, international students must submit one of the following documents:
|A valid co-op work permit
|Please send a scan or screenshot of your work permit to us at email@example.com and we will update your OSCARplus record.
|Verification that you have applied for the co-op work permit
|Citizenship & Immigration will send you an acknowledgement when they receive your application. Please send us a scan of the acknowledgement letter or forward the acknowledgement email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: verification of your application will allow you access to co-op job postings, but you will still require a valid co-op work permit to begin a co-op job. You will need to send us a scan of your work permit when you receive it before we can approve a co-op work term for you.
A work permit and a study permit are two different documents. Our office is only able to provide you with documentation for a work permit.
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