Admission requirements
  • Be registration full-time in the BA Honours with Specialization in Translation
  • Minimum of C+ in TRA 2313, TRA 2314, TRA 2788, TRA 2789 and TRA 2988
  • Obtain a minimum grade of B in the translation courses into the dominant language (TRA 2110 and TRA 2112)
  • Obtain a minimum grade point average of 6.0 (B)
  • Recommendation by the undergraduate committee of the STI (granted after application is evaluated)
  • Be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident or an international student (authorization or diplomat)

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
3StudyStudyWork 1
4Work 2StudyWork 3

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
  • Canada Revenue Agency
  • Canadian Blood Services
  • Canadian Institute for Health Information
  • MD Financial Management
  • Public Safety Canada
  • Revenue Québec
  • Ricoh Canada
  • Statistics Canada
  • Translation Bureau
  • University of Ottawa
Examples of tasks at work
  • Terminological research
  • Translation of general interest texts
  • Translation revision
  • Writing of specialized and technical 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

Application Deadline: September 30 of your third year of studies

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