Eligibility & Registration

01. Assess

Ensure you meet the CGPA and prerequisite requirements. Use our self-assessment for an overview of your requirements.

02. Attend

Attend the 2 mandatory sessions; the Information Session for your program and the Resume & Interview Fundamentals session.

03. Apply

Stick to the application deadlines so you can get access to our exclusive job board and begin on your desired start date.

Step 1: Assess

CGPA & Prerequisites By Program

COMPUTER SCIENCE & COMPUTER SECURITY - Co-op and Internship

Co-op 

This option is available to students completing 2000 level courses at the time of application. Co-op consists of 2 work periods separated by at least one study term. Work term duration may be 4, 8, 12 or 16 months. The combined total for the 2 work periods to meet the co-op designation is a minimum of 12 months to a maximum of  20 months.

Upon application, students must meet the following requirements:

Honours, Full Time Status and Required Credits:

  • Enrolled full-time in the Honours Program * (see FAQ details below)
    • Full-time refers to York University’s definitions. For a more detailed breakdown,
      • at least 60% course load (at least 9 credits in each term) for undergraduate students
      • at least 40% course load (at least 6 credits in each term) for undergraduate students with a disability.
  • Successful completion of 50 credits to a maximum of 81 credits by the start of the first work term
  • Return to York University for full-time studies (minimum of 9 credits per term) after completion of each work period

GPA and Required Courses:

  • A cumulative GPA of 5.0
  • Must have successfully completed at least four of the following 2000-level EECS core courses before their first work term:
    • EECS2001,   EECS2011, EECS2021, EECS2030, EECS2031 

Internship

This option is available to students completing 3000 level courses at the time of application. Internship consists of one work period of 4, 8, 12 or 16 months

IMPORTANT UPDATE: This program is closing permanently, the last registration window for students interested in this program will be Fall 2021 for internship positions starting in Summer 2022.

For inquiries about participating in this program, be sure to attend one of the Information Sessions offered from October 13, 2021 – November 10, 2021. To register for a session, visit the Lassonde Co-op Events calendar here: https://orbis.lassonde.yorku.ca/publicEventRegistration.htm 

Upon application, students must meet the following requirements:

Honours, Full Time Status and Required Credits: 

  • Enrolled full-time in the Honours Program * (see FAQ details below)
    • Full-time refers to York University’s definitions. For a more detailed breakdown,
    • at least 60% course load (at least 9 credits in each term) for undergraduate students
    • at least 40% course load (at least 6 credits in each term) for undergraduate students with a disability.
  • Have a minimum of 9 required credits remaining to complete their Honours Degree by the start of  the internship
  • Return to York University for full-time studies (minimum 9 credits per term) after completion of the final work term

GPA and Required Courses:

  • Maintain a 6.0 GPA in all MATH and EECS courses (GPA calculator)
  • Completion of EECS 3311 before the first work term
  • Completion of at least 6 EECS credits at the 3000-level before the first work term

DIGITAL MEDIA - Internship

This option is available to 3rd year level students and consists of one work period of 4, 8, 12 or 16 months

Upon Application, students must meet the following requirements:

Honours, Full Time Status and Required Credits:

  • Enrolled in full-time studies * (see FAQ details below)
    • Full-time refers to York University’s definitions. For a more detailed breakdown,
      • at least 60% course load (at least 9 credits in each term) for undergraduate students
      • at least 40% course load (at least 6 credits in each term) for undergraduate students with a disability.
  • Enrolled in Honours Program
  • Have a minimum of 9 credits remaining to complete their Honours Degree by the start of the internship

GPA and Required Courses: 

  1. Maintain an overall CGPA of 5.0 or higher in Honours undergraduate program
  2.  Completion or in-progress of the following courses:
  • FA/DATT 3700 or FA/DATT 3701 or FA/DATT 3936
  • EECS 2011

ENGINEERING - Co-op

Co-op – New* Requirements for Summer 2021 Registration

This option is available to 2nd year level engineering students and consists of 2 work periods separated by at least one study term. Work term duration may be 4, 8, 12 or 16 months for a combined total of 20 months.

Upon Application, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Enrolled full-time, 2nd year student in an Engineering undergraduate program * (see FAQ details below)
    • Full-time refers to York University’s definitions. For a more detailed breakdown,
      • at least 60% course load (at least 9 credits in each term) for undergraduate students
      • at least 40% course load (at least 6 credits in each term) for undergraduate students with a disability.
  • Maintain an overall CGPA of 5.0 or higher
  • Successful completion of at least  60 credits to a maximum of 96 credits before your first co-op
  • Return to York University for full-time studies (minimum 9 credits per term) after completion of each work period

Engineering students must have successfully completed the following before their first work term:

  • 30 or more credits at the 2000 level

EATS - Co-op

This option is available to 2nd year level EATS students and consists of 2 work periods separated by at least one study term. Work term duration may be 4, 8, 12 or 16 months for a combined total of 20 months.

Upon Application, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Enrolled full-time, 2nd year student in the Honours, EATS Program * (see FAQ details below)
    • Full-time refers to York University’s definitions. For a more detailed breakdown,
      • at least 60% course load (at least 9 credits in each term) for undergraduate students
      • at least 40% course load (at least 6 credits in each term) for undergraduate students with a disability.
  • Maintain an overall CGPA of 5.0 or higher
  • Successful completion of at least 50 credits to a maximum of  60 credits before your first co-op
  • Successful completion of all core 1000 and 2000 level courses before your first co-op
  • Return to York University for full-time studies after completion of each work period

Step 2: Attend

Complete the required sessions

To be considered, you must have attended all 3 required sessions. Refer to our timelines below to learn when the sessions are offered.

NOTE: If you’ve already attended a specific session, you do not need to attend that session again. Simply inform the Lassonde Co-op team by sending an email providing your student number, the session and date that you attended. 

**FULL attendance for the duration of each of the 3 sessions is required to be considered as completed***

Information Session

Learn about eligibility, registration, fees, job-search process, types of employers and opportunities, and securing a position.

Attend the session that is right for you.  Engineering students, attend ‘Engineering – Co-op Information Session‘, and students in Computer Science, Security or Digital Media, attend ‘Computer Sci/Sec/Digital – Co-op/Internship Information Session

Resume Fundamentals

  • Learn employers’ expectations in a co-op/internship resume.
  • Develop an understanding of how resumes for undergraduate co-op/internships differ from other types of resumes.
  • Gain fundamental tips for resume format, content, and do’s and dont’s that specifically target co-op/internship-level positions.
  • Learn how to effectively articulate your skills and accomplishments throughout the recruitment process.

Interview Fundamentals

  • Learn about employers’ expectations in a co-op/internship interview
  • Understand the various types of interviews for co-op/internship
  • Expand your understanding of how to prepare for interviews

Step 3: Apply

Keep track of our registration deadlines

Summer 2022

Oct 7, 2021 Registration opens for the 3 required sessions (i.e. Information Session, Resume Fundamentals, and Interview Fundamentals Workshop).  Login to the Lassonde Co-op Portal to check the events calendar and register for the sessions.

Note: this only applies to students who have not previously been admitted into the program.

Oct 13 – Nov 10, 2021
Complete the 3 mandatory sessions (i.e. Information Session, Resume Fundamentals, and Interview Fundamentals Workshop).
Nov 11 – Nov 15, 2021 Submit an application for Summer 2022 work term via the Lassonde Co-op/Internship Portal.
11:59 pm on Nov 15, 2021 Application deadline
11:59 pm on Nov 15, 2021 deadline for submitting Transfer Credit Assessment for Co-op Eligibility
Dec 6, 2021 – Jan 10, 2022 Applications will be reviewed and students will be notified via email of their admission
Jan 10, 2022 Lassonde Co-op Job Posting Portal open for Summer 2022 positions
Jan – April 2022 If admitted in the program: actively search and apply for positions
May 2022 Summer 2022 Co-op/Internship positions begin

Fall 2022

April 15, 2022 Registration opens for 3 required sessions.  Login to the Lassonde Co-op Portal to check the events calendar and register for the sessions. Note: this only applies to students who have not previously been admitted into the program.
April 18 – 22, 2022 Complete required sessions
April 25- 27, 2022 Submit an application for Fall 2022 work term via the Lassonde Co-op Portal
11:59 pm, April 27, 2022  Application deadline
April 28 – May 6, 2022 Applications will be reviewed, and students will be notified via email of their admission
May 9, 2022 Lassonde Co-op Job Posting Portal open for Fall 2022 positions
May-August 2022 If admitted in the program: actively search and apply for positions
September 2022  Fall 2022 Co-op/Internship positions begin

Winter 2023

August 8, 2022 Registration opens for the 3 required sessions (i.e. Information Session, Resume Fundamentals, and Interview Fundamentals Workshop).  Login to the Lassonde Co-op Portal to check the events calendar and register for the sessions.

Note: this only applies to students who have not previously been admitted into the program.

August 15 – 19, 2022
Complete the 3 mandatory sessions (i.e. Information Session, Resume Fundamentals, and Interview Fundamentals Workshop).
August 22 – 24, 2022 Submit an application for Winter 2023 work term via the Lassonde Co-op/Internship Portal.
11:59 pm, August 24, 2022 Application deadline
August 25 – September 2, 2022 Applications will be reviewed and students will be notified via email of their admission
September 6, 2022 Lassonde Co-op Job Posting Portal open for Winter 2023 positions
September – December 2022 If admitted in the program: actively search and apply for positions
January 2023 Winter 2023 Co-op/Internship positions begin

Summer

Register between October to December, job search from January to April for positions beginning in the Summer term (April).

Fall

Register in April, job search from May to August for positions beginning in the Fall term (September).

Winter

Register before October, job search from October to December for positions beginning in the Winter term (January).

Frequently Asked Questions

What does full-time registration mean?

Full-time registration refers to York University’s definitions. For a more detailed breakdown,

    • at least 60% course load (at least 9 credits in each term) for undergraduate students
    • at least 40% course load (at least 6 credits in each term) for undergraduate students with a disability.

Please see below for more details:

Term Applying For When to Apply Full-time Registration Required
Summer 2022 Fall 2021 at least 9 credits per term (6 for students with a disability) for Fall 2021 and Winter 2022
Fall 2022 Summer 2022 at least 9 credits per term (6 for students with a disability) for  Fall 2021 and Winter 2022
Winter 2023 Fall 2022 at least 9 credits per term (6 for students with a disability) for  Winter 2022 and Fall 2022

What's the difference between Co-op and Internship?

Co-op

The degree program must not end on a work term.
The 1st work term must take place after the 2nd year of study
Co-op students complete 2 work periods and must complete a minimum of 12 months of work total (20 months maximum). Each work period cannot exceed 16 months.
Students must go on 2 separate work terms; there must be an academic term between at least two work terms

Internship

The degree program must not end on a work term.
The 1st work term must take place after the 3rd year of study
Internship students complete one work period and must complete a minimum of 4 months of work (16 months maximum).

As an international student, when do I apply for the Co-op Work Permit?

We recommend applying for the Co-op Work Permit immediately after your Co-op/Internship registration has been accepted, due to the amount of time it takes the CIC to process and accept their applications. Government of Canada processing times may take several months (3-4). If you would like to request a work-permit letter for your CIC application, please contact the Co-op Assistant 4-5 months before your expected employment date.

*when checking your processing times select Temporary residence, then use the processing times for “Work permit extension (new employer)”

Phase 1:

Meet the requirements for your desired Co-op/Internship stream.

Register and get accepted into the Lassonde Co-op/Internships Program

Phase 2:

Once accepted into the Lassonde Co-op/Internship program, we will provide you with a letter of confirmation.

You must acquire a Co-op Work Permit from Citizenship & Immigration Canada (CIC).*

Your letter of confirmation must be included in your application.

*The Co-op Work Permit is entirely separate from a Work Permit as well as from the Permission to Work statement on your student visa. You must possess a valid student visa in addition to this

Phase 3:

Upon receipt of your Permit, acquire or extend your Social Insurance Number (SIN) from the nearest Service Canada Centre. The expiry date of your co-op work permit is typically similar to the expiry date of your study permit. You can apply for or extend your co-op work permit at the same time you apply to extend your study permit. If your study permit expires before the end of your first work term, you might need to extend your study permit when you apply for your co-op work permit so both will be valid throughout your work term.

For more in-depth questions visit York International

Examples of work term timelines:

Co-op Examples

Coop Examples

Internship Examples

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For more answers to frequently asked questions, visit our FAQ page