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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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How to find a co-op work term

During the semester that you are enrolled in the Co-op Pre-employment and Career Readiness course,  you will also be able to meet with your Co-op Coordinator in the Cooperative Education, Experiential Learning and Careers Department.

Each Coordinator has specific expertise with a particular list of co-op programs, and is therefore familiar with the kind of work that you do. Your Coordinator will be your first point of contact for any questions or concerns that you may have during your co-op experience, from job hunting to applying to working.

Once you have completed the preparation course, you will start applying for jobs. By this point, your application documents should be ready to go. Ontario Tech’s Co-op Program works with employers to develop co-op opportunities and posts them to the Student Life Portal, which manages all aspects of the co-op recruitment process. Co-op job opportunities are posted throughout the semester and you are encouraged you to check the portal regularly and follow the instructions carefully on how to apply.

Through our proprietary portal, you can:

  • View and apply to co-op job postings.
  • View interview invitations and select interview time slots.
  • Sign up to attend employer information sessions.
  • Sign up for workshops and book appointments.

While there is no limit to the number of job applications you may submit, remember that success comes from strengthening the quality of applications and not the quantity of applications.