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

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

Upon application, students must meet the following requirements:

Honours, Full Time Status and Required Credits: 

  • Enrolled full-time in the Honours Program, a minimum of 9 credits per term,  except for Summer term
  • 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

Co-op 

New* Requirements for Summer 2021 Registration

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 for a combined total 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, a minimum of 9 credits per term, except for Summer term
  • 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 

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 (at least 9 credits per term), except for summer term
  • 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 (minimum of 9 credits per term) 2nd year student in an Engineering undergraduate program
  • 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 (minimum of 9 credits per term) 2nd year student in the Honours, EATS Program
  • 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. 

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 2021

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ONLY 

Oct 7, 2020 Registration opens for the 3 required sessions (i.e. Information Session, Resume Fundamentals, and Interview Fundamentals Workshop).  Log in 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 14 – Oct 15, 2020 Complete one required Information Session
Oct 20 – Oct 22, 2020 Complete two required workshops:

(1) Resume Fundamentals (2) Interview Fundamentals

Oct 23 until 11:59 pm on Oct 27, 2020 Submit an application for Summer 2021 work term via Lassonde Co-op Portal. Note: required sessions must be completed prior to applying.
11:59 pm, Oct 27, 2020  Application deadline
Oct 28 – Nov 2, 2020 Applications will be reviewed, and students will be notified via email of their admission.
Nov 3, 2020 Deadline for students to accept their admission in the program.  Only those who accept admission will receive a Lassonde co-op work permit letter to apply for their Summer 2021 Co-op Work Permit
Jan 11, 2021 Lassonde Co-op Job Posting Portal opens for Summer 2021 positions
Jan-April 2021 If admitted in the program: actively search and apply for positions
May 2021 Summer 2021 Co-op/Internship positions begin

DOMESTIC STUDENTS

Oct 7, 2020 Registration opens for the 3 required sessions (i.e. Information Session, Resume Writing, and Interview Preparation Workshop).  Log in 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 27 -Nov 6, 2020 Complete one required Information Session
Nov 9 – Nov 20, 2020 Complete two required workshops:

(1) Resume Fundamentals (2) Interview Fundamentals

Nov 23 until 11:59 pm on Dec 7, 2020  Submit an application for Summer 2021 work term via Lassonde Co-op Portal. Note: required sessions must be completed prior to applying.
11:59 pm, Dec 7, 2020  Application deadline
Dec 8, 2020 – Jan 8, 2021 Applications will be reviewed, and students will be notified via email of their admission
Jan 11, 2021 Lassonde Co-op Job Posting Portal open for Summer 2021 positions
Jan-April 2021 If admitted in the program: actively search and apply for positions
May 2021 Summer 2021 Co-op/Internship positions begin

Log in to the Lassonde Co-op Portal to check the events calendar and register for a session

Fall 2021

April 19, 2021 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 19-30, 2021 Complete required sessions
April 30-May 3, 2020 Submit an application for Fall 2021 work term via the Lassonde Co-op Portal
11:59 pm, May 3, 2021  Application deadline
May 4, 2021 –

May 7, 2021

Applications will be reviewed, and students will be notified via email of their admission
May 10, 2021 Lassonde Co-op Job Posting Portal open for Fall 2021 positions
May-August 2021 If admitted in the program: actively search and apply for positions
September 2021  Fall 2021 Co-op/Internship positions begin

Winter 2022

August 9, 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.

August 16 – 20, 2021
Complete the 3 mandatory sessions (i.e. Information Session, Resume Fundamentals, and Interview Fundamentals Workshop).
August 23 – 27, 2021 Submit an application for Winter 2021 work term via the Lassonde Co-op/Internship Portal.
11:59 pm, August 27, 2021 Application deadline
August 30 – September 3, 2021 Applications will be reviewed and students will be notified via email of their admission
September 7, 2021 Lassonde Co-op Job Posting Portal open for Winter 2021 positions
September – December 2021 If admitted in the program: actively search and apply for positions
January 2022 Winter 2021 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'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

Internship Examples

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