About Co-op

UTSC is the only U of T campus that offers formal Co-op programs in the arts, sciences and management. Leaders in Co-op education for 40 years, our Co-op programs give you on-the-job learning within full-time, salaried work terms in industries, organizations and businesses relevant to your field of study. Co-op programs let you spend up to two to five semesters in professional workplaces at a wide range of reputable employers

A UTSC Co-op education provides the skills, knowledge and expertise to secure rewarding positions with outstanding employers after graduation. It also serves as excellent preparation for graduate school and professional programs.

Through Co-op, you can gain work experience with top employers across Toronto, Canada and the world. Here is a select list of previous Co-op placements:


  • Peel Regional Police
  • Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
  • Under the Banyan Tree: Centre for the Developmentally Disabled
  • Working Skills Centre
  • Canada Revenue Agency
  • Ministry of Economic Development and Trade
  • Softchoice Corporation

Life Sciences

  • Sanofi Pasteur Limited
  • Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
  • St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Ministry of Environment
  • Griffith Laboratories Canada
  • Health Canada
  • Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • Toronto Research Chemicals Inc.

Science & Technology

  • Morneau Shepell
  • IBM Canada Ltd.
  • CIBC
  • Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
  • Statistics Canada
  • Rouge Valley Health System
  • Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care


  • BMW Canada
  • Deloitte
  • Hydro One
  • Merrill Lynch Canada
  • Ministry of Finance
  • Porsche
  • Proctor & Gamble
  • RBC

International Development Studies

  • Centre for Internet and Society
  • Children of Hope Uganda
  • Cuso International
  • Mennonite Central Committee
  • Population Council
  • Presbyterian World Service and Development
  • The Center for People and Forests (RECOFTC)
  • World University Service of Canada (WUSC)
  • World Vision
  • Karen Human Rights Group


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Arts & Science Co-op website

With over 40 disciplines, and opportunities locally and internationally, you will certainly find something of interest.

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Management Co-op website

Co-op is an excellent way to explore the many functional areas of business to help determine the career that best fits you.

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International Development Studies Co-op website

Become a more critical, adaptive, and intelligent global citizen with valuable international work experience.

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