Welcome to Co-op

As a Co-op student at U of G, you gain relevant work experience, build professional networks, and develop essential skills needed to succeed in the workplace—all while getting paid and earning your university degree. With over 5,000 students across 67 Co-op programs, the University of Guelph is the 4th largest Co-op university in Ontario.

Your Co-op Experience

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The Co-op Process

Learn how Co-op works at U of G and get involved early. Log in to explore our Co-op resources, exclusive to students

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1. Intro to Co-op Course

All Co-op students start by taking a mandatory COOP*1100/1120 course


Co-op Policy Agreement

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2. Job Search Semester

Applications, interviews, and offers. Learn how to conduct a Co-op job search

Experience Guelph

Get Support

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3. Work Term Semester

Stay on top of the Co-op program requirements while on the job

Work Term Report Guidelines

International Co-op Work Term

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Apply for Co-op

First year students, it may not be too late to apply for Co-op!

Submit an application for In-course Admission to be considered for Co-op. Application deadlines are in the Fall and Winter semesters, depending on your program. Admission is competitive and is based on grades and available space.

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International Students

Be prepared for your first Co-op Work Term by following our guide to become eligible to work in Canada.



Co-op Policy Agreement

All Co-op students must accept these terms before their first Job Search Term

Read the Agreement

Co-op Awards

We recognize excellence in our students and employers

Explore Awards

Co-op Fees

All Co-op students pay an administrative fee in addition to regular tuition

View Fees

Have Questions?

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