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Co-op Program Directory

The Co-operative Education Directory is a comprehensive listing of the post-secondary co-operative education programs of member institutions in Canada.



Applying for Accreditation & its Benefits

Accreditation standards establish Co-operative Education as a valid and valuable educational strategy, and provide guidance in ensuring quality Co-operative Education programming across Canada. The accreditation criteria upon which the Council bases its decisions have been developed based on the CEWIL Canada's Definition of Co-operative Education as written in the CEWIL Canada By-laws.



The following was approved at the CEWIL Canada, formerly known as CAFCE, Annual Meeting October 29, 2015: 

Whereby the total amount of coop work experience is normally at least 30% of the time spent in academic study, but for programs of two years or less, the total amount may be a minimum of 25%.  For programs to meet the 25% requirement, a work term is defined as a minimum 12 weeks and/or 420 hours full-time, paid experience.