Co-operative education is a three-way partnership between the University, students and employers. Students apply their classroom knowledge to a series of four-month work experiences. You enhance someone's education, while reaping the unique benefits of CO-OP employment.

Did you know?

  • The CO-OP Program at University of Ottawa was launched 40 years ago
  • Top 5 in Canada
  • 2nd largest program in Ontario
  • More than 80 programs of study in 6 faculties
  • 3,760 work terms in 2019
  • 506 national and international work terms in 2019

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Claire Niedbala

‘’As a former CO-OP student and now an employer, I understand the importance of combining academic studies and practical experience. The University of Ottawa’s CO-OP programs make it easy. The students are of a high calibre, and they contribute significantly to our team. The program is well-run, efficient and focused on both student and employer needs. CO-OP is a vital part of our hiring strategy.’’

Claire Niedbala - Public Works and Government Services Canada

Get Involved

As engaged employers, please join our LinkedIn group to interact and network with CO-OP students, alumni as well as other employers. You will be able to start discussions relevant to the employment field, or contribute to conversations by sharing tip relevant to your various expertise.

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