Lassonde Co-op/Internship

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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: Attend

Attend the 3 mandatory sessions; the Information Session for your program and the Resume & Interview Fundamentals session.

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 prerequisite requirements. Use our self-assessment for an overview of your requirements.

Step 2: Attend

Attend the 3 mandatory sessions; the Information Session for your program and the Resume & Interview Fundamentals session.

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 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.
● Successful completion of 50 credits to a maximum of 81 credits by the start of the first work term
● Return to York University for full-time studies (minimum of 9 credits per term) after completion of each work period


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



⠀INTERNSHIP⠀
The Internship option offered in previous years to students in 3rd year of studies closed permanently as of Fall 2021.  Internship required a higher GPA and completion of 3000 level courses.  The Co-op option however, makes it easier for all Lassonde students to access this great program as it offers a lower entry GPA and completion of 2000 level courses.
INTERNSHIP⠀

This option is available to 3rd year level students and consists of one work period of 4, 8, 12 or 16 months

Upon Application, students must meet the following requirements:

Honours, Full Time Status and Required Credits:
● Enrolled in full-time studies * (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.
● Enrolled in Honours Program (through AMPD or LE)
● Have a minimum of 9 credits remaining to complete their Honours Degree by the start of the internship


GPA and Required Courses:
1. Maintain an overall CGPA of 5.0 or higher in Honours undergraduate program
2. Completion or in-progress of the following courses:
⠀⠀⠀○ FA/DATT 3700 or FA/DATT 3701 or FA/DATT 3936
⠀⠀⠀○ EECS 2011
⠀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
● Return to York University for full-time studies (minimum 9 credits per term) after completion of each work period

Engineering students must have successfully completed the following before their first work term:
● 30 or more credits at the 2000 level
⠀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
● Successful completion of all core 1000 and 2000 level courses before your first co-op
● Return to York University for full-time studies after completion of each work period

Step 2: Attend

Complete the required sessions

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**

Learn about eligibility, registration, fees, job-search process, types of employers and opportunities, and securing a position.

The information session is open to all students, however, you are encouraged to attend the session that is more suitable for you.  International students may want to attend ‘Co-op & Internship Information Session (international students)’ as there is a Q&A focused on answering co-op work permit related questions.
● Learn employers’ expectations in a co-op/internship resume.
● Develop an understanding of how resumes for undergraduate co-op/internships differ from other types of resumes.
● Gain fundamental tips for resume format, content, and do’s and dont’s that specifically target co-op/internship-level positions.
● Learn how to effectively articulate your skills and accomplishments throughout the recruitment process.
● Learn about employers’ expectations in a co-op/internship interview
● Understand the various types of interviews for co-op/internship
● Expand your understanding of how to prepare for interviews

Step 3: Apply

Keep track of our registration deadlines

Summer Work Term

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

Fall Work Term

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

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.**

Oct 4, 2022 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.

Oct 11 – Nov 2, 2022 Complete the 3 mandatory sessions (i.e. Information Session, Resume Fundamentals, and Interview Fundamentals Workshop).

Nov 3 – Nov 7, 2022 Submit an application for Summer 2023 work term via the Lassonde Co-op/Internship Portal.

11:59 pm on Nov 7, 2022 Application deadline

11:59 pm on Nov 7, 2022 Students with transfer credits from another institution or York University: deadline for deadline for submitting Transfer Credit Assessment for Co-op Eligibility (Note: this form will only be open from October 10 – 11:59 PM on November 7, 2022)

Nov 8, 2022 – Dec 5, 2022 Applications will be reviewed and students will be notified via email of their admission the week of Dec 5

Dec 9, 2022 Deadline for international students to submit proof of COWP application

Jan 9, 2023 Lassonde Co-op Job Posting Portal open for Summer 2023 positions

Jan – April 2023 If admitted in the program: actively search and apply for positions

May 2023 Summer 2023 Co-op/Internship 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.**

March 6, 2023 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 8-15, 2023 Complete required sessions

1:00 pm March 16- 20, 2023 Submit an application for Fall 2023 work term via the Lassonde Co-op Portal

11:59 pm, March 20, 2023 Application deadline

11:59 pm, March 20, 2023 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 during a specific time in April.)

March 21- April 7, 2023 Applications will be reviewed, and students will be notified via email of their admission

May 8, 2023 Lassonde Co-op Job Posting Portal open for Fall 2022 positions

May-August 2023 If admitted in the program: actively search and apply for positions

September 2023 Fall 2023 Co-op/Internship 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.**

August 1, 2023 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.

August 7 – 11:59 PM August 22, 2023
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 August 1, 2023 – 11:59 PM on August 22, 2023)

August 7 – August 16, 2023 Complete the 3 mandatory sessions (i.e. Information Session, Resume Fundamentals, and Interview Fundamentals Workshop).


August 16 – 11:59 pm, August 21, 2023 Submit an application for Winter 2024 work term via the Lassonde Co-op/Internship Portal.

11:59 pm, August 21, 2023 Application deadline

August 23 – September 4, 2023 Applications will be reviewed and students will be notified via email of their admission

September 7, 2023 Lassonde Co-op Job Posting Portal open for Winter 2023 positions

September – December 2023 If admitted in the program: actively search and apply for positions

January 2024Winter 2023 Co-op/Internship 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 2023
When to Apply: Fall 2022
Full-time Registration Required: at least 9 credits per term (6 for students with a disability) for Winter 2022 and Fall 2022

Term Applying For: Summer 2023
When to Apply: Fall 2022
Full-time Registration Required: at least 9 credits per term (6 for students with a disability) for Fall 2022 and Winter 2023

Term Applying For: Fall 2023
When to Apply: Summer 2023
Full-time Registration Required: at least 9 credits per term (6 for students with a disability) for Fall 2022 and Winter 2023

CO-OP
⠀⠀⠀● The degree program must not end on a work term.
⠀⠀⠀● The 1st work term must take place after the 2nd year of study.
⠀⠀⠀● Co-op students complete 2 work periods and must complete a minimum of 12 months of work total (20 months maximum). Each work period cannot exceed 16 months.
⠀⠀⠀● Students must go on 2 separate work terms; there must be an academic term between at least two work terms.

INTERNSHIP
⠀⠀⠀● The degree program must not end on a work term.
⠀⠀⠀● The 1st work term must take place after the 3rd year of study.
⠀⠀⠀● Internship students complete one work period and must complete a minimum of 4 months of work (16 months maximum).
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 CIC 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 CIC 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 Citizenship & Immigration Canada (CIC).*

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***

20 MonthsFallWinterSummer
Year 1OFF
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
20 MonthsFallWinterSummer
Year 1OFF
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
16 MonthsFallWinterSummer
Year 1OFF
Year 2OFF
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
12 MonthsFallWinterSummer
Year 1OFF
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4OFF
Year 5

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
Months
FallWinterSummer
Year 1OFF
Year 2OFF
Year 3
Year 4
16 MonthsFallWinterSummer
Year 1OFF
Year 2OFF
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
8
Months
FallWinterSummer
Year 1OFF
Year 2OFF
Year 3OFF
Year 4OFF
Year 5
12 MonthsFallWinterSummer
Year 1OFF
Year 2OFF
Year 3OFF
Year 4
Year 5