Important Dates

Upon joining the SIAT Co-op Program, you can log in myExperience (Experiential Learning > Events Calendar) to register for the mandatory info session, workshops and online courses below.

See the Co-op Planning Guide to help organize your preparation semester.

New Students: Pre-Requisites


SIAT Co-op Orientation Session 

  • May 7, 1:30 - 2:20 pm
  • June 3, 1:30 - 2:20 pm
  • July 5, 1:30 - 2:20 pm
  • August 3, 1:30 - 2:20 pm


Bridging Online Learning One (BOL I)

BOL I is a 16-day online course delivered via Canvas. Multiple sessions are offered throughout the semester. See the BOL website for more information.

Register in and complete each SIAT Workshop: Portfolio (optional), Resume, Cover Letter and Interview. For your convenience, workshops scheduled are back-to-back and are grouped as: Resume & Portfolio, and Cover Letter & Interview. See myExperience Events Calendar for most up to date information. Although the Portfolio workshop is optional, it is highly recommended that you attend as all SIAT co-op students must have an online portfolio


  • May 13, 1:00 - 2:50 pm
  • June 9, 9:30 - 11:20 am 
  • July 16, 1:00 - 2:50 pm 
  • August 10, 9:30 - 11:20 am

*All Resume workshops are followed by a Portfolio workshop

Portfolio (optional)

  • May 13, 3:00 - 4:20 pm 
  • June 9, 11:30 am - 12:50 pm
  • July 16, 3:00 - 4:20 pm 
  • August 10, 11:30 am - 12:50 pm

*All Portfolio workshops are preceded by a Resume workshop

Cover Letter

  • May 17, 9:30 - 10:50 am
  • June 15, 1:00 - 2:20 pm 
  • July 22, 9:30 - 10:50 am
  • August 10, 1:30 - 2:50 pm

*All Cover Letter workshops are followed by an Interview workshop


  • May 17, 11:00 am - 12:20 pm 
  • June 15, 2:30 - 3:50 pm
  • July 22, 11:00 am - 12:20 pm  
  • August 10, 3:00 - 4:20 pm

*All Interview workshops are preceded by a Cover Letter workshop

Seeking Students: Annual Seeking Preparation Course

Upon registering to an annual seeking preparation course, you will receive an invitation to access the respective seeking Canvas course.

After you submit assignments through the seeking preparation Canvas course, an Advisor/Coordinator will assess your readiness to seek for a co-op job. 

The seeking term (semester in which you actively apply and interview for co-op jobs) for each co-op work term occurs in the semester preceding the co-op term. You are expected to complete this course two to four weeks prior to the start of the seeking term to ensure there is enough time for feedback and revisions.

Seeking for 2021:
Registration Details: SIAT Co-op: Seeking for 2021 Jobs
Successfully complete this course to seek for a job that commences January 2021, May 2021 and/or September 2021.

NOTE: All students (new and returning) must complete the annual seeking preparation course for each applicable year they want to work.

Working Students: Working Canvas Course

Working Canvas Course

Once you secure a job placement, you must enroll in the co-op practicum through and complete the SIAT Co-op Working Canvas course for each term you are working. Enrollment to the co-op practicum course will automatically give you access to the online course. The Working Canvas course contains information, resources, and assignments for your work term.

Bridging Online Learning Two (BOL II)

BOL II content has now been integrated into program-specific working student courses. Among other things, the curriculum covers important topics such as Rights and Responsibilities and Health, Safety, and Well-Being. See the BOL website for more information.