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What is a Co-op?

As defined by Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL Canada), “Co-operative education is a program that formally integrates a student’s academic studies with work experience with participating employers”. The co-op criteria includes:

  • Each work situation is developed and/or approved by the co-op educational institution as a suitable learning situation;
  • The co-op student is engaged in productive work rather than merely observing;
  • The co-op student receives remuneration for the work performed;
  • The co-op student’s progress on the job is monitored by the co-operative educational institution;
  • The co-op student’s performance on the job is supervised and evaluated by the student’s co-operative employer;
  • Time spent in periods of work experience must be at least 30% of the time spent in academic study.

More information can be viewed in our Employer Brochure

What is Master of Information (MI) Co-op?

The Master of Information (MI) Co-op is an option within the MI program for select students to complete 2 consecutive co-op work terms (8 months) and gain professional experience in their relevant field of study. The MI Co-op is a partnership between students, employers, and the academic institution, i.e. U of T Faculty of Information.

How to Participate

For more information, please contact the Faculty of Information Careers Office: ischool.coop@utoronto.ca; (416) 978-3282


  • Who are MI Co-op Students?

  • MI Co-op Work Criteria

  • Timeline

  • Employer Requirements

  • Rates of Pay

  • Tax Credit