Communication and Lettres Françaises

Admission requirements
  • Be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident or an international student (authorization or diplomat)
  • Be registered full-time in the joint honours bachelor of arts program in Communication and Lettres Françaises
  • Have a minimum CGPA of 6
  • Have completed at least 54 credits before your first work term

CO-OP programs have limited enrolment. Meeting the admission criteria does not guarantee you a place. Admission is based on your CGPA. We admit those with the highest CGPA first.

Work/Study sequences

Sequence 1 - all students follow this sequence

Year of StudyFallWinterSummer
1StudyStudy-
2StudyStudyWork 1
3StudyWork 2Study
4Work 3StudyWork 4
5Study--

CO-OP fees

As a CO-OP student, you also pay CO-OP fees (announced every year by the Registrar) for the session before your first work term and then for every work term, up to and including your last one.

Some of our employers include
  • ALLTRADIS - Traduction & Interprétation de Conférence
  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Alcatel-Lucent Canada Inc.
  • BRP (Bombardier Recreational Products)
  • CAE Inc.
  • Canada Revenue Agency
  • Canada School of Public Service
  • Canadian Blood Services
  • Canadian Heritage
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research
  • Elsevier
  • Environment and Climate Change Canada
  • Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
  • Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
  • Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
  • Invest Ottawa
  • L’Oréal Canada
  • MD Financial Management
  • Montfort Hospital
  • National Capital Commission
  • National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces
  • Natural Resources Canada
  • Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Regroupement des gens d’affaires de la Capitale nationale Inc.
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  • Sun Life Canada
  • The Brandman Agency
  • University of Ottawa
Examples of tasks at work
  • Analysis of media coverage
  • Copyediting and proofreading
  • Designing, realizing and implementing communications and public relations campaigns
  • Designing promotional material for the media and the public
  • Designing public opinion surveys
  • Designing web pages
  • Document synthesis and analysis
  • Drafting articles and backgrounders
  • Event promotion
  • Helping to create radio and television scripts
  • Organizing conferences and special events
  • Preparing strategic communication plans
  • Research
  • Speechwriting
  • Writing and arranging research and persuasive texts
How to apply

Two easy ways to apply :

1 - Reserved placement

When applying for regular admission to the University, you can also apply for direct admission to any CO-OP program except Biomedical Science, Translation and graduate-level programs. The average mark required to be eligible for direct admission into CO-OP is

  • 80% or higher for students admitted in first year.
  • 75% or higher for applicants who have completed at least two years of CEGEP.

To keep your reserved placement in CO-OP, you must obtain a cumulative grade point average of at least 8.0 and meet the admission requirements of your chosen CO-OP program until you are formally admitted into the Program (September 30 or March 1 of your second year of studies, depending on the program). Otherwise, you will lose your reserved spot in CO-OP and have to compete with regular applicants for admission.

If you apply for direct admission and are not granted a placement, don't worry. You can re-apply during your second year at University (see section 2)

2 - Applying once at the University of Ottawa

You can apply for CO-OP after you have registered at the University of Ottawa. Application deadlines and admission requirements vary from program to program, so be sure to check individual program pages online for specific information.

Steps to follow in order to apply from the University via UoZone:

  • UoZone
  • From the Applications menu, click on CO-OP Navigator

If you have any questions about your application, please contact our office by phone at 613 562-5741 or by e-mail at coop@uOttawa.ca.

Application Deadline: September 30 of your second year of studies

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