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An international student who is studying in Canada and doing co-op work placements or internships as part of your study program. 

What is a co-op work permit?

An international student who is studying in Canada and doing co-op work placements or internships as part of your study program. Some programs include work experience as part of their curriculum. You may apply for a co-op or intern work permit if:

  • you have a valid study permit
  • working is required to complete your study program in Canada
  • you have a letter from your school that confirms all students in your program need to complete work placements to get their degree
  • your co-op or internship is 50% or less of the total program of study

You may have received a Co-op Work Permit when you entered Canada. Please check if you did before submitting an application.

Co-op Work Permits may not be required for all placements depending on the amount of hours. If you are unsure, check with the international office. For more support and information on how to apply for a Co-op Work Permit, visit the Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada website

If you require assistance, please contact the International Centre on your campus. 

International Student Advisors: 

Laura Caldwell - Kingston
International Student Advisor
613-544-5400, ext. 1883
LCaldwell@sl.on.ca

Carolina Palmer - Kingston 
International Student Advisor
613-544-5400, ext. 1564
CPalmer@sl.on.ca

Julie Yaqi Hao - Brockville 
International Student Advisor - Brockville
613-345-0660, ext. 1140
YHao@sl.on.ca

Francine Desnoyer - Cornwall
International Student Advisor
613-933-6080, ext. 2330
FDesnoyers@sl.on.ca