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Eligibility & Registration

Self-assess your eligibility and apply!

Step 1: Assess

Ensure you meet the CGPA and prerequisite requirements. Use our self-assessment for an overview of your requirements.

Step 2: Learn & Prepare

For co-op job search success by completing 3 required sessions: Information Session, Resume Fundamentals and Interview Fundamentals.

Step 3: Apply

Stick to the application deadlines so you can get access to our exclusive job board and begin on your desired start date.

Step 1: Assess

Ensure you meet the CGPA and academic requirements. Use our self-assessment for an overview of the requirements for your program.

Step 2: Learn & prepare for Co-op job search success

by completing 3 required sessions: 1) Co-op Information 2) Resume Fundamentals 3) Interview Fundamentals

Step 3: Apply

Stick to the application deadlines so you can get access to our exclusive job board and begin on your desired start date.

Step 1: Assess

CGPA & Prerequisites by Program

⠀CO-OP⠀
This option is available to students completing 2000 level courses at the time of application. Co-op consists of at least 2 work periods separated by at least one study term. Work term duration may be 4, 8, 12, or 16 months. The combined total for the 2 work periods to meet the co-op designation is a minimum of 12 months to a maximum of 20 months.

At the time of application, students must meet the following requirements:

Honours, Full Time Status and Required Credits:
● Enrolled full-time in the Honours Program * (see FAQ details below)
⠀⠀⠀○ Full-time refers to York University’s definitions. For a more detailed breakdown,
⠀⠀⠀○ at least 60% course load (at least 9 credits in each term) for undergraduate students
⠀⠀⠀○ at least 40% course load (at least 6 credits in each term) for undergraduate students with a disability.
● Successful completion of 50 credits to a maximum of 81 credits by the start of the first work term



GPA and Required Courses:
● A cumulative GPA of 5.0
● Before their first work term, must have successfully completed at least four of the following 2000-level EECS core courses
⠀⠀⠀EECS2001,   EECS2011/2101, EECS2021, EECS2030, EECS2031 

After completion of the co-op:
● students must return to York University for full-time studies (minimum of 9 credits per term) after completion of each work period (work block)

CO-OP⠀

This option is available to students completing 2000 level courses at the time of application. Co-op consists of 2 work periods separated by at least one study term. Work term duration may be 4, 8, 12, or 16 months. The combined total for the 2 work periods to meet the co-op designation is a minimum of 12 months to a maximum of 20 months.

Upon application, students must meet the following requirements:

Honours, Full Time Status and Required Credits:
● Enrolled full-time in the Honours Program * (see FAQ details below)
⠀⠀⠀○ Full-time refers to York University’s definitions. For a more detailed breakdown,
⠀⠀⠀○ at least 60% course load (at least 9 credits in each term) for undergraduate students
⠀⠀⠀○ at least 40% course load (at least 6 credits in each term) for undergraduate students with a disability.
● By the start of the first work term, successful completion of 50 credits to a maximum of 81 credits


GPA and Required Courses:
● A cumulative GPA of 5.0
● Before their first work term, must have successfully completed at least four of the following 2000-level DATT and EECS core courses :
⠀⠀⠀DATT 2100,   DATT 2040, DATT 2050, EECS 2030, EECS 2101, EECS 2031, EECS 2311

After completion of the co-op:
students must return to York University for full-time studies (minimum of 9 credits per term) after completion of each work period (work block)
INTERNSHIP⠀
** With the introduction of the co-op option for Digital Media students in Fall 2023, the Internship program closed permanently in Winter 2024. The last intake for entry to Digital Media Internship program was in Winter 2024 for positions that begin in Fall 2024.




⠀CO-OP⠀
This option is available to students completing 2000 level courses at the time of application. Co-op consists of 2 work periods separated by at least one study term. Work term duration may be 4, 8, 12 or 16 months. The combined total for the 2 work periods to meet the co-op designation is a minimum of 12 months to a maximum of  20 months.

Upon Application, students must meet the following requirements:
● Enrolled full-time, 2nd year student in an Engineering undergraduate program * (see FAQ details below)
⠀⠀⠀○ Full-time refers to York University’s definitions. For a more detailed breakdown,
⠀⠀⠀○ at least 60% course load (at least 9 credits in each term) for undergraduate students
⠀⠀⠀○ at least 40% course load (at least 6 credits in each term) for undergraduate students with a disability.
● Maintain an overall CGPA of 5.0 or higher
● Successful completion of at least  60 credits to a maximum of 96 credits before your first co-op


Before their first work term, engineering students must have successfully completed the following:
● 30 or more credits at the 2000 level

After completion of the co-op:
students must return to York University for full-time studies (minimum of 9 credits per term) after completion of each work period (work block)
⠀CO-OP⠀
This option is available to 2nd year level EATS students and consists of 2 work periods separated by at least one study term. Work term duration may be 4, 8, 12 or 16 months for a combined total of 20 months.

Upon Application, students must meet the following requirements:
● Enrolled full-time, 2nd year student in the Honours, EATS Program * (see FAQ details below)
⠀⠀⠀○ Full-time refers to York University’s definitions. For a more detailed breakdown,
⠀⠀⠀○ at least 60% course load (at least 9 credits in each term) for undergraduate students
⠀⠀⠀○ at least 40% course load (at least 6 credits in each term) for undergraduate students with a disability.
● Maintain an overall CGPA of 5.0 or higher
● Successful completion of at least 50 credits to a maximum of 81 credits before your first co-op
● Before your first work term, successful completion of all core 1000 and 2000 level courses
After completion of the co-op:
students must return to York University for full-time studies (minimum of 9 credits per term) after completion of each work period (work block)

Step 2: Learn and prepare for Co-op job search success

Complete the required sessions: attend in person, via webinar or learn on your own time on eClass

To be considered, you must have attended all 3 required sessions. Refer to our timelines below to learn when the sessions are offered.

NOTE: If you’ve already attended a specific session within a one year period, you do not need to attend that session again. Simply inform the Lassonde Co-op team by sending an email providing your student number, the session and date that you attended.

**FULL attendance for the duration of each of the 3 sessions is required to be considered as completed**

**NEW: these sessions are delivered in 3 modalities:

  1. in person workshop
  2. online webinar via Zoom
  3. self-paced learning through online modules via eClass
    • students will be required to register for these sessions and an enrollment key will be provided to access the learning modules each term
Learn about eligibility, registration, terms and conditions, fees, job-search process, types of employers and opportunities, and securing a position.

The information session is open to all students.
● Learn employers’ expectations in a co-op resume.
● Develop an understanding of how resumes for undergraduate co-op differ from other types of resumes.
● Gain fundamental tips for resume format, content, and do’s and dont’s that specifically target co-op level positions.
● Learn how to effectively articulate your skills and accomplishments throughout the recruitment process.
● Learn about employers’ expectations in a co-op interview
● Understand the various types of interviews for co-op
● Expand your understanding of how to prepare for interviews

Step 3: Apply

Keep track of our registration deadlines

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Summer Work Term

Register between October to December, job search from January to April for positions beginning in the Summer term (April).

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Fall Work Term

Register in April, job search from May to August for positions beginning in the Fall term (September).

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Winter Work Term

Register before October, job search from October to December for positions beginning in the Winter term (January).

**Dates are subject to change every term. For the most accurate deadlines, revisit our page at the beginning of each month stated below.**

March 4, 2024 Registration opens for 3 required sessions.  Login to the Lassonde Co-op Portal to check the events calendar and register for the sessions. Note: this only applies to students who have not previously been admitted into the program.

March 11 – 21, 2024 Complete required sessions
Visit Lassonde Co-op Portal and check events calendar for the specific dates and times

1:00 pm March 11 – 21, 2024 Submit an application for Fall 2024 work term via the Lassonde Co-op Portal

11:59 pm, March 21, 2024 Application deadline

11:59 pm, March 21, 2024 Students with transfer credits from another institution or York University: deadline for submitting Transfer Credit Assessment for Co-op Eligibility (Note: for Fall applications, this form will only be open from March 4, 2024 – March 21, 2024. It is strongly recommended that students submit this form well ahead of the deadline to avoid delays in your applications).

March 22- April 26, 2024 Applications will be reviewed, and students will be notified via email of their admission after April 26, 2024

May 8, 2024 Lassonde Co-op Job Posting Portal open for Fall positions

May-August 2024 If admitted in the program: actively search and apply for positions

September 2024 Fall Co-op positions begin

** With the introduction of the co-op option for Digital Media students, the Internship program will close permanently as at the end of the 2023-2024 academic term. The last term to apply for entry to Digital Media Internship program will be in Winter 2024 (March) for positions that begin in Fall 2024.
**Dates are subject to change every term. For the most accurate deadlines, revisit our page at the beginning of each month stated below.**

July 15, 2024 Registration opens for the 3 required sessions (i.e. Information Session, Resume Fundamentals, and Interview Fundamentals Workshop).  Login to the Lassonde Co-op Portal to check the events calendar and register for the sessions. Note: this only applies to students who have not previously been admitted into the program.

July 18 – August 2, 2024 Complete the 3 mandatory sessions (i.e. Information Session, Resume Fundamentals, and Interview Fundamentals Workshop).

July 18 – 11:59 PM – August 21, 2024
Students with transfer credits from another institution or York University: deadline for submitting Transfer Credit Assessment for Co-op Eligibility (Note: this form will only be open from July 18 to August 21, 2024)

1:00 pm, July 18 – 11:59 pm, August 21, 2024 Submit an application for Winter 2025 work term via the Lassonde Co-op Portal.

11:59 pm, August 21, 2024 Application deadline

August 22 – September 5, 2024 Applications will be reviewed and students will be notified via email of their admission the week after Sept 5, 2024

September 11, 2024 Lassonde Co-op Job Posting Portal open for Winter positions

September – December 2024 If admitted in the program: actively search and apply for positions

January 2025 Winter Co-op positions begin
**Dates are subject to change every term. For the most accurate deadlines, revisit our page at the beginning of each month stated below.**

Oct 3, 2024 Registration opens for the 3 required sessions (i.e. Information Session, Resume Fundamentals, and Interview Fundamentals Workshop).  Login to the Lassonde Co-op Portal to check the events calendar and register for the sessions. Note: this only applies to students who have not previously been admitted into the program.

October 10 – 11:59 pm on November 6, 2024 Students with transfer credits from another institution or York University: deadline for submitting Transfer Credit Assessment for Co-op Eligibility (Note: this form will only be open from October 10 until 11:59 PM on November 6, 2024)

October 11 – Nov 6, 2024 Complete the 3 mandatory sessions (i.e. Information Session, Resume Fundamentals, and Interview Fundamentals Workshop).
NEW* if you are not able to attend the webinar or in person sessions, please register for the Co-op Preparatory Course on the Co-op Portal which will be open from Oct 23-Nov 6. You will be able to view videos via eClass on the 3 sessions on this course.

October 30 – November 6, 2024 Submit an application for Summer 2025 work term via the Lassonde Co-op Portal from 12 pm on October 30 until 11:59 pm on November 6, 2024.

11:59 pm on Nov 6, 2024 Application deadline

Nov 8, 2024 – Dec 1, 2024 Applications will be reviewed and students will be notified via email of their admission the week after Dec 1, 2024

Dec 15, 2024 Deadline for international students to submit proof of COWP application

Jan 8, 2025 Lassonde Co-op Job Posting Portal open for Summer positions

Jan – Apr 2025 If admitted in the program: actively search and apply for positions

May 2025 Summer Co-op positions begin


Frequently Asked Questions

Full-time registration refers to York University’s definitions. For a more detailed breakdown,
⠀⠀⠀● at least 60% course load (at least 9 credits in each term) for undergraduate students
⠀⠀⠀● at least 40% course load (at least 6 credits in each term) for undergraduate students with a disability.

Please see below for more details:

Term Applying For: Winter 2025
When to Apply: Summer 2024
Full-time Registration Required: at least 9 credits per term (6 for students with a disability) for Winter 2024 and enrolled in Fall 2024 courses

Term Applying For: Summer 2025
When to Apply: Fall 2024
Full-time Registration Required: at least 9 credits per term (6 for students with a disability) for Fall 2024 and Winter 2025

Term Applying For: Fall 2025
When to Apply: Winter 2025
Full-time Registration Required: at least 9 credits per term (6 for students with a disability) for Fall 2024 and Winter 2025

We recommend applying for the Co-op Work Permit immediately after your Co-op/Internship registration has been accepted, due to the amount of time it takes the IRCC to process and accept their applications. Government of Canada processing times may take several months (3-4). If you would like to request a work-permit letter for your IRCC application, please contact the Co-op Assistant 4-5 months before your expected employment date.

*when checking your processing times select Temporary residence, then use the processing times for “Work permit extension (new employer)”

Phase 1:
Meet the requirements for your desired Co-op/Internship stream.
Register and get accepted into the Lassonde Co-op/Internships Program

Phase 2:
Once accepted into the Lassonde Co-op/Internship program, we will provide you with a letter of confirmation.

You must acquire a Co-op Work Permit from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).*

Your letter of confirmation must be included in your application.

*The Co-op Work Permit is entirely separate from a Work Permit as well as from the Permission to Work statement on your student visa. You must possess a valid student visa in addition to this

Phase 3:
Upon receipt of your Permit, acquire or extend your Social Insurance Number (SIN) from the nearest Service Canada Centre. The expiry date of your co-op work permit is typically similar to the expiry date of your study permit. You can apply for or extend your co-op work permit at the same time you apply to extend your study permit. If your study permit expires before the end of your first work term, you might need to extend your study permit when you apply for your co-op work permit so both will be valid throughout your work term.

Resources:
Meet with a licensed Immigration Specialist and International Student Advisor.

York International’s Immigration Application Resources Page
1) Study Permit Extension Resources
2) Co-op Work Permit Webinar and Resources
3) Immigration Tutorial Videos

For more answers to frequently asked questions, visit our FAQ page

Examples of Work Term Timelines

Co-op

Work and Study Sequence Examples

***These examples are meant to serve as a guide for potential co-op work and study sequences. Please consult with a Co-op Coordinator to identify the co-op path that will work for your individual academic plan***

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16 MonthsFallWinterSummer
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12 MonthsFallWinterSummer
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Digital Media Internship

Work and Study Sequence Examples

***These examples are meant to serve as a guide for potential co-op work and study sequences. Please consult with a Co-op Coordinator to identify the co-op path that will work for your individual academic plan***

4 MonthsFallWinterSummer
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16 MonthsFallWinterSummer
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8 MonthsFallWinterSummer
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12 MonthsFallWinterSummer
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