Lassonde Co-op/Internship

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Frequently Asked Questions

International Co-op Students


Absolutely! International students are welcome to participate in the Lassonde Co-op/Internship Program. Upon acceptance into the program you must obtain a Co-op Work Permit. It takes approximately 3 – 4 months to receive a decision from the IRCC. You cannot access the job board without proof of applying for a Co-op Work Permit from the CIC. We’ve outlined your process and resources (Eligibility & Requirements) but if you have more questions feel free to contact us.

Work Permit

As soon as you have successfully completed all requirements, registered and been accepted into the Lassonde Co-op/Internships program, you should apply for the Co-op Work Permit. You should also obtain a work-permit letter from the Co-op team to submit along with your application. If you need further information and assistance regarding work permits, please contact the Immigration Specialist at York International.
Government of Canada processing times change daily. You can check their processing times here. Your processing times are obtained by selecting “Temporary Residence” and “work permit extension(new employer)” on the page.
Yes, the same rules and requirements apply. If you need further information and assistance regarding work permits, please contact the Immigration Specialist at York International.
No, students are required to obtain a Co-op Work Permit in order to participate in the Lassonde Co-op/Internships program. If you need further information and assistance regarding work permits, please contact the Immigration Specialist at York International.
For specific instructions including a video on how to apply for the Co-op Work Permit, please visit:   
⠀⠀⠀●  York International’s website  
⠀⠀⠀● Government of Canada’s Student Guide (online) for Applying for a Work Permit
Please note that the Workplace Learning Coordinators (Co-op Coordinators) are not “authorized representatives” in accordance with the section 91 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, (June 2011) and are therefore unable to advise students on immigration options, help them complete or submit immigration forms, or communicate with CIC on their behalf.  For any immigration matters, please connect with an Immigration Specialist at York International. Visit their website at:
Submit a screengrab of your application submission date and status (both of which are displayed in your IRCC GC Key account).
To submit proof, follow these instructions: 
⠀⠀⠀1. Log in to your account on the Co-op Portal 
⠀⠀⠀2. Click on Dashboard on the navigation pane located on the left of your screen (this is displayed on the first page on your dashboard) 
⠀⠀⠀3. Click on the gray circular icon with 3 dots, located on the bottom right corner of the page 
⠀⠀⠀4. On the pop-up menu, select “Submit a Form” 
⠀⠀⠀5. On the drop-down menu for category, select “International students -submit proof of Co-op Work Permit Application” 
⠀⠀⠀6. Complete the form and upload your submission confirmation. 
⠀⠀⠀7. Click submit 

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Group Drop-ins

For general co-op/internship questions, contact one of our Co-op Coordinators via our virtual GROUP drop-ins. The schedule, dates and times are posted on our Drop-ins page. There is an opportunity to meet 1-1 via Breakout Rooms.

Join the meeting room during the time scheduled and indicated in the calendar. Please log-in using your Passport York ID. You will automatically be placed in a waiting room, and you will be admitted once the drop-in hours are open. You must log-in with your Passport York Account (PPY).
Meeting ID: 914 2306 4977
Passcode: 193901
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Individual Drop-ins

Individual Drop-ins will be offered during peak periods, for specific groups. The schedule, dates, times will be posted on our contact us page.

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If you are unable to meet with us during our Group Drop-in hours, send an email to Please note that it takes up to 2-3 business days for our team to respond to your email.

Outside of regular business hours, we encourage you to review this FAQ page,  as you may find the answer to your question.