Co-operative (CO-OP) placement during your Masters Program in Canada allows you to apply concepts learned in class during paid work terms and helps you find a job more easily after graduation.
You can pursue CO-OP with a variety of employers, depending on your program. They can include private businesses, educational institutions, Crown corporations, federal, provincial and municipal governments as well as high-tech companies.
By completing CO-OP, chances are high that you will find employment more easily. It’s much easier to find full-time employment when you’ve acquired experience and skills through CO-OP placements. In fact, many students find a full-time position even before they’ve graduated.
In many universities, CO-OP programs are accredited by the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education (CAFCE).