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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 it works

Co-op programs at Ontario Tech offer students an opportunity to integrate academic study with practical experiences in various fields and explore different career options. Employers prefer to hire students, grads and alumni with experience and co-op can be the key that helps prepare students for their dream job and career. Students will receive co-operative education recognition on their diploma or degree if they successfully complete all of the required work terms for their program. Employers throughout Canada and around the world are recognizing the added value a graduate from a co-op program can bring to an organization. They are looking for graduates with that co-op recognition!

Once admitted to a co-op option of a degree program, students alternate between semesters of taking academic coursework and embarking on co-op work terms. Co-op students complete all of the course work required for their respective degree programs and are also required to complete a minimum of three work-terms in order to receive their co-op designation. The sequence of alternating academic and co-op work terms are program specific; check the co-op program information on the respective faculty's website.

Direct entry and admission requirements

Direct entry and admission requirements

Ontario Tech University offers direct entry to co-op from high school in a wide range of programs that you can now apply to on your OUAC application. Learn more about direct entry and admission requirements.
Preparing students for co-op work terms

Preparing students for co-op work terms

Learn more about the mandatory co-op preparation course that covers topics such as career exploration, resume writing, interviewing skills, and professional etiquette in the workplace.
Sample academic and co-op work term sequence

Sample academic and co-op work term sequence

View a sample academic and co-op work term sequence.
Co-op education fees

Co-op education fees

Find out what co-op education costs, and learn how you can potentially graduate with little to no debt through co-op.