Co-op Work Terms Abroad
Would you like to do a co-op work term as part of your Bachelor’s program or your Master’s program (project option) in a different culture? Consult the Co-operative Education Department (SEC) to find out more about the oppotunity of doing an industrial co-op work term abroad. You may even be eligible for a grant if your placement is outside North America.
ÉTS authorizes students who wish to do so to travel outside Quebec for activities recognized in their studies, such as a co-op work term for the Fall 2021 semester. However, all students are encouraged to postpone their trip to a later semester. For more information on ÉTS’ directives and procedures related to COVID-19.
What are the Admission Criteria?
To do a co-op work term abroad, you must:
- Be currently a student at ÉTS.
- Be a level S2, S3 or S4 (Bachelor program) or SM (Master’s program with project) co-op student. The first co-op work term (S1) may not be an industrial co-op work term abroad.
- Have an average greater than or equal to 2.0/4.3. Some companies require an average greater than or equal to 3.0/4.3.
- If you’re a International student, you can do a co-op placement outside of Canada, but it must take place in a country other than your place of origin.
As internships abroad are co-op work terms, they must meet the same criteria as those completed in Québec. That is to say:
- The description of tasks, mandates and responsibilities must be consistent with the program and your level of co-op work term;
- The co-op work term must be paid (and this remuneration must be approved by the Co-operative Education Department – SEC);
- The co-op work term must last at least 16 weeks.
Can your co-op placement abroad follow a study term abroad?
Yes, if you meet the co-op work term’s eligibility criteria, it can be done consecutively with a study term abroad. In this case, personal search for a co-op work term will be much easier when you’re already in the target country.