New Students

After acceptance into our co-op program, you will be registered to a pre-requisite Canvas course "BUS CO-OP: Intro to Co-op" where we will work with you through the semester to develop your job search skills to a competitive level.

The Content for Pre-requisite Canvas Course

Group Orientation

During this mandatory session (1.5 hours) you will:

  • meet the co-op staff
  • learn about co-op opportunities
  • get tips for success
  • receive information on your participation

Specialized Workshops

Working In Canada (for International students): Learn about the Canadian work environment and how to market your international experience to Canadian employers (1.5 hours).

Bridging Online Learning (BOL I)

BOL I is a 2-week Co-op course preparing you to identify and transfer your skills to the workplace. Check out further information and how to register here.


Students will complete a Self-Evaluation, Resume, Cover Letter, Student Information Summary Form, and a Work/Study Semester Plan. International students are required to submit a Co-op Work Permit (info sent to students after acceptance into the program).

One-to-One Coaching

Students will be given individual, one to one coaching and feedback within Review Sessions and Mock Interviews.

Job Search Workshops

Beginning Fall 2018, Business Co-op will be launching mandatory Advanced Business Co-op Workshops for all new Co-op students. These workshops will cover advanced topics in resume, cover letter and interview preparation drawing on direct feedback from hundreds of current Business Co-op employers. Following these workshops, Business Co-op students should have the knowledge and tools to elevate their documents and interview skills from good to great.

The new Advanced Co-op Workshops offer:

  • insights into what distinguishes an exceptional application from one that is average 
  • "hands-on" experience customizing your application in order to get shortlisted 
  • specialized interview practice and trouble shooting 
  • strategies to handle the most common challenges identified by Co-op employers and junior & senior Co-op students

The new Advanced Co-op workshops are 1.5 hours long and build upon the essential knowledge and foundations we expect all participants to have acquired through CMC Passport workshops, such as "what" work search documents and interview to prepare. We will focus on teaching the "how" of building exceptional documents and interview skills.

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Co-op Process

Learn more about the co-op process with our infographic.

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  Work in Fall 2021 Work in Spring 2022 Work in Summer 2022
Application Deadline February 4, 2020 June 4, 2021 October 4, 2021
Complete BUS Co-op Course:
Intro to Co-op Course
Spring 2020 Summer 2021 Fall 2021
Seeking Term (Applying for Jobs)

Summer 2021 Fall 2021 Spring 2022