English

Admission requirements
  • Be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident or an international student (authorization or diplomat)
  • Be registered full-time in the honours bachelor of arts program in either the specialization in English or the major in English
  • Have a minimum CGPA of 6
  • Have completed at least 54 credits before your first work term, including all basic skills requirements (ENG 1122/2122, 1123/2123, PHI 1101 and one of PHI1102, 1103 or 1104) and at least 15 other credits in English courses

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 - by default, all students follow this sequence

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

Sequence 2 - available to students hired for 12-month terms with the same company

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

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
  • Alcatel-Lucent Canada Inc.
  • BRP (Bombardier Recreational Products)
  • Canada Revenue Agency
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research
  • City of Ottawa
  • Global Affairs Canada
  • Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
  • Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
  • Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
  • Montfort Hospital
  • National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces
  • Natural Resources Canada
  • Public Services and Procurement Canada
  • Statistics Canada
  • University of Ottawa
Examples of tasks at work
  • Doing research and organizing information
  • Editing
  • Preparing reports
  • Writing documents (newsletters, websites, speeches)
Work term reports guidelines

You must submit your work term report through the CO-OP Navigator. The “Work Term Report” link can be found next to your work term, under the “My Evaluations” tab. The system will allow you to change or submit your report right up until the deadline for submission, and professors will be able to submit their comments and attach a corrected copy of your report online as well.

You must include a cover letter or letter of transmittal along with your CO-OP work-term report in one PDF file.

Academic coordinators
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