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Co-op Eligibility Requirements

Whether you're a domestic or international student, our co-op program offers incredible opportunities. For more information on eligibility requirements, please see the information below.

Apply now to take advantage of our co-op program and unlock a world of possibilities for your future!

Eligibility Criteria

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To be eligible to apply to the LA&PS Co-op Program, you must meet the following criteria at the time of application:

  • Enrolled in full-time studies in a LA&PS Honours Undergraduate Program.
  • Full-time refers to York University’s definitions
    • 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 registered with Student Accessibility Services. 
  • Have completed a minimum of 30 credits.
    • Students must have a minimum of 9 credits remaining to complete their Honours Degree at the time of application. Note that as of January 1, 2025, students will need a minimum of 30 (versus 9) required credits remaining to complete their Honours Degree at the time of application.
    • Transfer students must have completed at least one academic term at York University (minimum of 9 credits).
    • Students must have completed a minimum of 45 credits before the start of the first work term.
  • Must be able to return to York University for full-time studies after completion of each work term.
  • Have an overall grade point average (GPA) of 5.0 or higher.
  • Able to work in Canada (are a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or Indigenous to Canada). International students see below.

International Students

To legally work as a co-op student in Canada, international students must obtain a co-op work permit from the federal government.

After attending the mandatory Co-op Information Session, international students may apply to the LA&PS Co-op Program. Your application will be assessed using the eligibility requirements outlined on this page. Upon meeting these requirements, international students will be granted ‘conditional approval’ for enrolment in the Co-op Program and will be issued a letter from our office that confirms your enrolment in the program. You may then use this letter to apply for the required co-op work permit

You should not submit an application for a co-op work permit prior to attending a Co-op Information Session.

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