A co-operative education program formally integrates academic studies with paid program-related experience in the workplace. Students welcome the opportunity to put theory into practice, gain invaluable experience in their field of study and evaluate future career choices. Upon graduation, co-op students are prepared to make an immediate contribution to the workplace.
Conestoga has over 50 co-operative education programs.
Co-op staff provide many services for co-op students:
Common Questions about Co-op
Applying to a Co-op Program
Conestoga offers both optional and mandatory co-op programs. Where an program is offered as mandatory co-op, students apply directly to the co-op program. Where a program is offered as optional co-op, students apply to the regular program. Upon completion of first semester, students may apply to the co-op option.
Note for International Students: International students will require a co-op work permit and a Social Insurance Number in order to work in Canada. Staff in the International office at Conestoga will guide students through the application process. For further information, see the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website at: www.cic.gc.ca.