Co-op Program Information Sheets
The Co-op Program Information Sheets provide an overview of the co-op program, admission and progression requirements, the work term schedule, and information about work terms.
Please click on each program's respective information sheet to learn more:
Co-op and Student Accessibility Services
Careerspace is committed to supporting student needs in the workplace. Students with disabilities are strongly encouraged to register with Student Accessibility Services (SAS). SAS can work with you, along with your Co-op Coordinator, to discuss the accommodations that you may need during your work terms.
For more information, please contact:
Student Accessibility Services (SAS)
Peterborough: email@example.com or 705-748-1281
Durham: firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-435-5100
Careerspace - Disability Disclosure & Accommodations Handbook
Disclosure of Disability in the Workplace (aoda.ca)
Disclosing Disability in the Workplace After the COVID-19 Pandemic (aoda.ca)
The Right to Accommodation (aoda.ca)
Co-op and International Students
International co-op students are required to complete work terms as part of their co-op program and must apply for a co-op work permit (COWP). You can apply for your COWP when you apply for your study permit. If you were not issued a COWP at the Canadian Port-of-Entry, you can apply for a COWP from within Canada and are advised to apply at least 6 months prior to the start of your first work term. There is no cost to apply for the co-op work permit.
As an international student enrolled in a co-op program, you are eligible to apply for a co-op work permit. The IRCC co-op work permit eligibility criteria is as follows:
- The intended employment is integral to your academic program.
- You have a letter from your department indicating that the intended employment is integral to your academic program.
- You have a valid Study Permit.
- The co-op or internship employment constitutes less than 50% of your program.
- You are not a medical intern or extern, nor a resident physician (except in veterinary medicine)
For more support with your co-op work permit and information about services and supports available to you as an international student, please contact:
Trent International (TI) Office
Career & Workforce Readiness
Developed by Careerspace at Trent University, the Career and Workforce Readiness resource is an openly accessible, six-module course that seeks to provide learners with the opportunity to practice, reflect, and develop the strategies they'll need to get started, refine their process, or put the finishing touches on current efforts.
Modules are self-paced, and include the following topics:
- Skills Identification and Articulation
- Resume and Cover Letter Writing
- Networking and LinkedIn
- Job Search Strategies and the Labour Market
- Interview Skills
- Workplace Communication and Professionalism
Access the resource here.
Quick Tip YouTube Videos
In 5 minutes or less, learn top tips to help you with your job search, career readiness, and graduate school applications.
- Job Search Strategies
- Resume Writing
- Getting Experience
- Job Interview Preparation
- Applying to Graduate Studies
- Preparing for a Career Fair
Access Careerspace's YouTube videos here.
Tip Sheets & Resume Examples
Tip Sheets are quick informative guides to help you in your career development and job search.
Here, you'll find:
- Resume and cover letter examples
- Guides to job searching
- Information about further education
- Guides to professional careers
On this page, you will also find:
Resources for Equity-Deserving Groups
- Resources for: Indigenous Students, BIPOC Students, 2SLGBTQ+ Students, International Students, Students with Disabilities, and First Generation Students