Required Documents

International Students

Professional Experience Year Co-op Program

Co-op Work Permit: International students are required to begin their co-op work permit application as soon as they are registered within the PEY Co-op program. Students should not wait until they secure a placement to begin the application. Processing your co-op work permit takes a few months. It is crucial to have your co-op work permit finalized before your work term starts. You will receive a PEY Co-op confirmation letter from our office once registration closes that is required for your work permit application.  Visit The Centre for International Experience (CIE) for additional information.

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Study Permit: You need to make sure your study permit is valid during your work term. Please visit the CIE for details about Study Permit extensions.

Working Abroad

Students working outside of Canada must register their information in the Safety Abroad Registry.

PEY Co-op Safety Abroad requirements

  1. Start your visa/work permit application processCheck whether your company helps with obtaining your visa and start your visa application as soon as possible.  It is your responsibility to ensure you have the proper documentation to legally work in the country where you will be completing your PEY Co-op work term.
  2. Check your Canadian visa status (international students only): If you are an international student, you should follow up on your visa status in Canada.  You may have to extend the validity of your student visa.  Also make sure that you mention that you’re a full-time student even when on PEY Co-op as this might impact the duration of your post-graduation work permit in Canada.

If you have questions on this topic, we recommend you to request an appointment with the Centre for International Experience’s Immigration Advisors to discuss your student visa prior to departure.  You can book an appointment via this link (

Read more about and complete the Safety Abroad Requirements ( . If you have questions, or any difficulties accessing the Registry or Workshop, please email Safety Abroad (


NOTE: The Engineering Career Centre, PEY Co-op program observes the travel restriction set out by the University of Toronto and the Safety Abroad Office. Please ensure that you have clarified the permissible travel dates with both your co-op coordinator and your employer.

All Students

Job Offer Acceptance Form

1. Complete and submit a PEY Co-op or ESIP Acceptance Form via the Engineering Career Portal.

2. To supplement your acceptance form, also submit a copy of your employment contract via the Engineering Career Portal.

Before Your Work Term

You are required to read the below document for your administrative information and attend the mandatory Transition to Workplace session which you can attend online on Quercus starting Winter 2021 as part of the FASE_PERM_PEY and ESIP Co-op 2021-2022 course. Log in to the course and complete the transition module along with the quiz.

Taking Courses

While on PEY co-op, your priority is to fulfill your co-op responsibilities and successfully complete your work term. Students who are planning to take a course must comply with the following requirements:

Course Registration

  • Ensure courses are not core/mandatory courses for your program of study (POSt), are not scheduled during work hours, and will not negatively impact your work term commitment.
  • Speak with your manager about your interest in taking a course and ensure that your work will not be jeopardized and you will make up the necessary time to meet the work expectations.

☐ 2020-2021 PEY Co-op Students require signed approval from the PEY Co-op office to register in a course. Complete the PEY Co-op Course Approval Request Form and submit it to for approval

☐ 2021-2022 PEY Co-op Students are to contact for the Course Approval process for the 2021-2022 year

During Your Work Term

Professional Experience Year Co-op Program

2020-2021 PEY Co-op students:

TimelineStudent RequirementsSupervisor Requirements
Within the first three months of the work termEarly PEY Co-op student self-reflection form
Four to five months into the work termMidterm PEY Co-op Student Performance Evaluation and meeting with student to review the evaluation
Within the last two months of the work term (keep to the due dates indicated)Final PEY Co-op student self-reflection formFinal PEY Co-op Student Performance Evaluation
August 2021Final PEY Co-op Report

If you have any questions or concerns regarding any aspect of the PEY Co-op Forms or Final Report please contact us at

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Final Evaluation

Your Final Evaluation will be submitted via Quercus.

Reflection Paper

Your Reflection Paper will be submitted via Quercus.

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