Requirements, Eligibility & Fees

Work Term Requirements

To participate in ESIP or the PEY Co-op Program, you must agree to the following terms:

  1. You will secure a paid, continuous, full time position in a reputable organization. No split terms allowed.
  2. All PEY Co-op positions must be 12 to 16 months in length, and ESIP positions must occur for four months during the summer.
  3. Before beginning your position, you must submit a signed copy of your PEY Acceptance Form Offer Letter/Contract. The Offer Letter/Contract should include signatures from both the student and employer, the start and end dates, and salary information.
  4. Students are required to complete the mandatory Transition to Workplace workshop prior to the start of their work term

If you experience difficulty registering for PEY Co-op or ESIP during either registration period (September 2020 or January 2021), please email Megan Tate with your situation and student number.


Eligibility

To participate in ESIP or the PEY Co-op Program, you must be:

  • In good academic standing
  • A Permanent Resident, Canadian Citizen or International undergraduate student studying full-time in a program as outlined below
  • Currently in second or third year with the expectation that you will return to full-time studies at U of T*
  • Not currently part of another co-op program at U of T
  • Students can only register in one program (PEY Co-op or ESIP) at the Engineering Career Centre (ECC) in any given academic year
  • Students with part-time status may be considered for the programs if they have received accommodation from the University. Examples of accommodation include, but are not limited to: being registered with Accessibility Services, or an active Varsity athlete. Students will need to contact the ECC for a registration assessment. Please contact Megan at registration.ecc@utoronto.ca

*This means transfer students/fourth-year students are eligible if they plan to return to full-time studies at U of T after their PEY Co-op or ESIP work term is complete.

 PEY Co-opESIP
Permanent Residents or Canadian CitizensPEY Co-op is open to Permanent Residents or Canadian Citizens who:

- Study at any of U of T's campuses (STG, UTM, UTSC) in any undergraduate program. The focus of the program is for students in an engineering or applied science program (e.g., Engineering, Computer Science, Commerce, PTP, Mathematics)
ESIP is open to Permanent Residents or Canadian Citizens who:
- Study at the St. George Campus in any undergraduate engineering program
International StudentsPEY Co-op is open to international students who:
- Have a valid study permit
- Study at the St. George Campus in any undergraduate engineering program or Computer Science Major or Specialist (in Arts & Science).

Only International Engineering and Computer Science students at St. George Campus qualify for PEY Co-op because it fulfills the degree requirement for the integrative and inquiry-based activity. This means they are eligible for a co-op work permit and need to process it before their job starts. Once you register, we will guide you through the co-op work permit process.

UTM Computer Science Major or Specialist students: There is an ongoing conversation regarding your eligibility for the PEY Co-op program. The ECC will provide an update as soon as a decision is confirmed.

To note: this decision may not be made prior to the end of the Fall registration period. If allowed to register in the program, we will provide students with the next steps.
ESIP is open to international students who:
- Possess a valid study permit
- Study at the St. George Campus in an undergraduate engineering program

Only Engineering students qualify for ESIP, our Engineering Summer Internship Program.

If you experience difficulty registering for PEY Co-op or ESIP during one of our registration periods, please email Megan Tate with your situation and student number.


Program Fees

 PEY Co-opESIP
Program FeesRegistration Fee: $125 (non-refundable)

Once you register into the program, you will pay a registration fee which will give you access to our Career Portal and services. For the academic year, you only need to register once.

Work Term Fee: $975

Once you secure a job, you will pay the work term fee paid in August via Acorn.

To ensure uninterrupted access to important student services (like health insurance), you will continue to pay University incidental fees while you work at your PEY Co-op job.
If you receive OSAP, you will retain your student status while working at your PEY Co-op position. This means you will not begin repaying OSAP while you work.
Registration Fee: $125 (non-refundable)

Once you register into the program, you will pay a registration fee which will give you access to our Career Portal and services. For the academic year, you only need to register once.

Work Term Fee: $275

Once you secure a job, you will pay the work term fee in August via Acorn.

No incidental fees.