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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Program Details

All you need to know about the Co-Op and Internship Program:

Why Participate?

  • Gain industry experience in your chosen field
    • Strengthen skills through practical application.
    • Figure out what you like or dislike about working in different settings.
    • Clarify career direction and define employment goals.
    • Increase motivation to better understand the significance of course material.
  • Earn an income
    • Students in 2018 earned anywhere between $7000 and $15,600 per work term!
    • Offset costs of your education.
    • Reduce your debt load while making minimum OSAP re-payments.
    • Having co-op or internship experience on your transcript can help you get a higher starting salary upon graduation.
  • Stand out from the crowd
    • Enhance your resume with relevant technical and employability skills.
    • Develop valuable professional networks to assist in getting a grad job.
    • Build confidence in interacting with employers.
    • Acquire up to 12 months of pre-graduation experience towards the required 48 months for PEO Licensing.

The Engineering Co-Op and Internship program at Ontario Tech offers flexible work terms.  You can go out for 4, 8, 12, or 16 month placements that start in January, May, or September.

A Co-Op is a 4-8 month work term, usually taken in the Summer semester after completion of 2nd year. 

An internship is a 12-16 month work term that usually takes place after completion of 3rd year of a 4 year program, or after the completion of 4th year of a 5 year program.

FESNS students with a cumulative GPA of 2.3 and in good standing can enroll to participate in the Engineering Co-Op and Internship program.

There is no fee charged to enroll in the program. Once you get a job offer, you will pay a co-op/internship fee of $624.24 for every semester that you are out on placement. This fee is set by the Ontario Tech Board of Governors and is subject to change.
Follow the steps below to enroll in the program:

  1. Visit the Student Life Portal
  2. Click on Students/Student Login in the top right corner
  3. Login with your student number and MyCampus password
  4. Click on "Co-op & Internship" on the left hand side
  5. Choose your program from the list
  6. Complete the application and submit
  7. Once your application is submitted, it will be reviewed and then approved
  8. Read the Student Agreement Terms and Conditions for each term and click ‘accept’
  9. The terms will then be ‘Released’
  10. You will then have access to the Co-op and Internship job postings

Co-op & Internship Facts

Quick Facts


Co-op & Internship Enrollment

Coop Enrolment

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