What is PEY Co-op?

Career preparation for tomorrow's engineering leaders

U of T Engineering students can choose to graduate with:

  • up to 20 months of meaningful work experience
    • including the opportunity to see projects through from start to finish
  • the financial rewards of a competitive salary
  • an extensive network
  • an academic transcript demonstrating significant work experience when they search for employment post-graduation
  • professional skills they’ll leverage for years to come.


That’s what the Engineering Career Centre delivers through the Professional Experience Year (PEY) Co-op Program. It's Canada’s largest and longest-running professional experience year engineering co-op program, with a proven track record going back more than 40 years.

Participation in the PEY Co-op program automatically fulfills the practical experience requirement for your studies. As well, 12 months of work can count towards the practical requirements to become a licensed engineer within Ontario (through Professional Engineers Ontario).

Created in collaboration with industry partners and engineering leadership experts, the program is designed to help you build your professional profile and prepare you for long-term career success.