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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.




How does the Accreditation Guideline define remuneration for a work term?

While remuneration may not always be a wage, it is expected to be for the mainstream. Some programs may elect to have exceptions where volunteer positions in the non-profit or public sector are accepted (e.g., if a student is not able to obtain a paid work term). We would not accredit a program which routinely approved unpaid positions with an employer as a co-op work term. When volunteer co-op work terms are approved as an exception, the position must be treated the same as a paid position and must meet all other criteria.