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Co-op Program

What is a Co-op Canada program?

Co-op education, or co-operative education, is a program where students get the chance to work in an industry related to their field. Most co-op programs are structured so that each term or semester of schooling is alternated with a term or semester of work. The period of work outside the school is often called a work term.

Teacherix has partnered with colleges and Universities that offer Co-op to international students. Partnering up with educational institution is an on-going work and we strive to bring you the best colleges/Universities with variety of subjects.

How long is the Co-op program?

It depends on your choice of the field of study.
One-year certificate programs contains a semester of study and a semester of work. Two-year diploma Co-op program has two semester of studies and two semesters of work.

Do I get paid on Co-op program and how do I find a job?

Yes, university and college students who are placed at companies or other organizations for their work terms are paid for their work.

Schools with co-op programs have departments or services that look for opportunities. It's not uncommon for students to search out a suitable place of employment on their own as well. If you've found a place you'd like to work, the placement service or co-op department at your school may have to determine if the job is suitable for the co-op.

Am I eligible to apply for Co-op Program?

If you have a bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree from your home country then you’re eligible to apply for Co-op programs.

In some cases, you’re even eligible to apply if you’ve completed your high school.

Speak to our consultant for further guidance on which program is suitable for you.

You must have achieved a score of 5.5 or above in IELTS with the past two years of applying.

If you do not have IELTS yet, then we can assess your English fluency by conducting an internal test.

You must have tuition, room and board expenses for the first year.

Am I guaranteed a job after completing Co-op program?

There are no guarantees in life!

However, doing a co-op placement will give you the chance to network in your industry and meet like-minded people who may be able to help.
A co-op program also eliminates the problem that most graduates face with the lack of practical or industry experience to get their first job.

The working relationship built during a semester of Co-op work paves the way for the employer to decide on issuing a full-time job offer.

How much does Co-op program cost?

It depends on the duration of the program, the location, and subject chosen.
On average a student should plan to pay $10,000-$15,000 CAD for tuition of one-year Co-op program. An estimated $1000 CAD would be required for homestay and meals.


Most commonly asked questions are answered in the FAQs below.

Will my visa allow for me to work in Canada?

Immigration and Citizenship Canada offers code for TRVs depending on the purpose of arrival to Canada or in some cases based on the kind of passports. Below is a list of different TRVs for a better understanding:
   Canada V-1: Visitor visa allowing usual tourist entrance
   Canada S-1: Student Visa
   Canada SW-1: Student visa with a Work Permit
   Canada SX-1: Student excused from the condition to acquire a study permit
Please check more information on CIC.CG.CA site.

Can I work during the Study semester and how many hours?

If you were granted a student visa for courses longer than a year then you can work 20 hours on campus during study semester and full-time during work semester and summer time.

How long does it take to get the visa for Canada?

That depends on the country where you file your application. It can vary from 2 weeks to 8 weeks. Even longer if more documents were requested. You can check visa processing time here.

When can I start the Co-op program?

Currently we enroll students for program Co-op in January and September each year.

Do I have to return back to my home country once I finish the Co-op program?

Yes, unless you apply for an extension of your stay or enroll in some other program to get another student visa. If you’re offered a job offer then you can apply for a work permit.

Is Canada a friendly country for foreigners?

Canada has very friendly to people from all over the world, regardless of origin, race or religion. In fact, it is one of the most welcoming country to foreigners.

Which province has better chance of finding jobs, BC or Ontario?

It depends on your field of study. BC has great demands for hospitality, Logistics, animation and film making while Ontario has greater demands in IT, Engineering, Law, Business management.

What is the Direct stream visa process?

A direct stream visa process allows students from certain countries to apply for a faster processing. Please read the details on CIC.CG.CA site here.

Can I visit USA during my stay in Canada?

A Canadian visa by itself does not double as a US visa. Depending on your nationality you might not need a visa to enter the US. However, most people are required to get a visa stamped on their passport before they could enter the US.

What is the average cost of living per month in Canada?

It varies from city to city. In Ontario or BC, a student could expect to spend approx. $1000 CAD per month on homestay and meals.

What exactly is a Homestay program?

Homestay programs arrange for international students to live with local hosts/ families during their studies. Living situations in homestay programs range from basic room-rental arrangements to complete host/family immersion. In a homestay program, you will typically have your own room, but join the family for meals and take part in their normal daily routine. Host families can be families that have younger or teenage children themselves, but homestays can actually be offered by anyone. Host families often choose to offer homestays because it’s a great way for them and/or their own children to meet with international students and be exposed to different cultures.

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Application process

Application for admission into Co-op program is being accepted throughout the year. Programs start at three months intervals. Please get in touch with one of our friendly program advisors to understand the best Co-op program suited for you.

Under the Co-op program, a student can work 20 hrs during school semester and full-time during work semester. Jobs will be arranged by the school. In the event, a student finds a job of his/her own choosing then it should be approved by the school to count towards mandatory work requirement.

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