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We've gathered answers to the most common questions about applying to the Ted Rogers Co-op Program.

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General FAQ

All Ted Rogers School of Management's 12 Bachelor of Commerce (BComm) academic majors offer a co-op option.

You can learn more about co-op for your desired major in the All About Co-op resources on the Hub Insights page.

For students in the Ted Rogers Co-op Program, additional fees are added to their tuition fees. These fees relate to costs associated with the administration of the co-op programs and are calculated in accordance with the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development and Toronto Metropolitan University policies.

Co-op fees, in part, cover the costs associated with the administration of the co-op program which includes pre-employment training, the administration of work-term activity (obtaining job postings, preparation of students for the work terms, monitoring work term activity, debriefing students and employers during the employment process), and the recruitment of co-op employers.

The total co-op fee for 2022-2023 is $3,500.00*. Fees are paid in installments spread over a number of sessions (Fall, Winter) to reduce the burden on you.

Co-op fees are participation fees and are not based on the number of work terms secured, nor when work terms are secured. Students who secure at least 3 co-op work terms (12 months total) are required to pay the full co-op fees according to their respective fee payment schedule.

*Co-op fees and payments are non-refundable and subject to change without notice.

In order to graduate with a co-op designation, you are required to complete the minimum required work terms by alternating between academic terms and work terms. This will extend your undergraduate studies to 4.5–5 years, with 16 months of paid work experience.

All co-op students are required to follow the co-op schedule for their program. It's important to stay on track academically and adhere to the provided schedule.

Yes! If you are an international student, you can participate in the Ted Rogers Co-op Program. You will be responsible for obtaining your co-op work permit once you have been accepted into the Ted Rogers Co-op Program.

Each major will have a set co-op and academic semester sequence. Depending on your major, you will start your co-op work term in the winter, summer or fall semester.

Please refer to the Undergraduate Calendar and/or the All About Co-op resources on Hub Insights and select your desired major.

While the Ted Rogers Co-op team makes every effort to ensure you secure an opportunity for each work term, we cannot guarantee employment, since it is your responsibility to fully participate in the job search process.

The Ted Rogers Co-op team will provide you with support for the entirety of the job search process and interview preparation.

Yes, co-op is paid!

On average students starting their first work term will earn $22.50, which can increase as students complete their second, third and fourth work terms. On average, students earn $51,000 over their 4 work terms.

As a Ted Rogers Co-op student, you will have an assigned Co-op Coordinator to help you throughout your co-op journey. Co-op Coordinators will help with all aspects of the job search including resume and cover letter writing, interview preparation and more!

While on a work term, you will receive either a scheduled meeting with a member of the co-op team and your co-op manager to discuss how the work term is going, or you will receive an online check-in form to complete.

Ted Rogers Co-op students work in a variety of different industries with various employers and job titles. While the majority of students work within the GTA, some students have relocated for co-op, including Vancouver, Ottawa, Montreal, Banff, Singapore, Spain, New Zealand, United Kingdom, and many more.

To learn more about where co-op students in your desired major have worked, check out our All About Co-op resources on Hub Insights.

If you are interested in pursuing an international work term for co-op, you are encouraged to talk to your Co-op Coordinator to learn more about your options!

You may be able to participate in both the Ted Rogers Co-op Program and an international exchange program.

You are encouraged to speak with your Co-op Coordinator as well as an Academic Advisor and the International Exchange Program to learn more.

Current TRSM Students

There are different avenues to apply to the Ted Rogers Co-op Program and we’re here to provide the support and guidance you need to successfully apply.

Whether you are a Full-Time, Direct Entry, TMUIC or transfer student, learm about our various unique entryways to the program, including application requirements and timelines now.

To meet the coursework expectation, you must provide evidence that you are, or will be on track academically by the time your first work term begins. We encourage you to book a drop-in with your Student Advisor (opens in new window)  to effectively plan your course plan.

We provide an accessible experience for all students applying to the program and are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free application process.

If you have restrictions that need to be accommodated to fully participate in any phase of the application process, please email (opens in new window) . All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Book a drop-in (opens in new window)  (15-minutes) or 1-1 appointment (external link, opens in new window)  (30-minutes) with any of the Hub's Career Coordinators - we can discuss your situation and support you with any next steps.

Our team of Career Coordinators are here to support you with your co-op application! If you have questions about the application process, need support tailoring your application or would like to conduct a mock interview, connect with your Career Consultant to book an in-person or virtual appointment using the buttons on the right.

You can also register for our upcoming application-related support events (external link) !

All requirements listed below must be completed before your first Work Term:

  • Attend Co-op Symposium
  • Complete D2L Modules
  • Meet your Co-op Coordinator
  • Complete a Mock Interview
  • Attend a Live Actor Industry Simulation
  • Complete Ted Rogers Bootcamps*:
    • For School of Accounting and Finance co-op students: 
      • Financial Management (recommended) OR Business Fundamentals (Levels 1, 2, 3 + Challenge)
      • Power BI: Levels 1 & 2 (Challenge recommended but not required)
      • 2 Additional Bootcamps
    • For all other co-op students:
      • For Business Fundamentals OR Financial Management (Levels 1, 2, 3 + Challenge)
      • 2 Additional Bootcamps

*Note: If a Bootcamp has multiple levels, you must finish them in order, for it to count as one completed Bootcamp.

Future TRSM Students

If you are a student applying to a Bachelor of Commerce (BComm) program at the Ted Rogers School of Management, then you may be considered for advanced entry into co-op. This is based on your high school average.

If you are not granted advanced entry into co-op from high school, you can apply to co-op at the end of your 1st or 2nd academic year, depending on the major that you choose to study. Learn more about how and when to apply to co-op once studying at the Ted Rogers School of Management.

Your eligibility for advanced entry from highschool into Ted Rogers Co-op is based on your high school average. The higher your average, the more likely you will be offered advanced standing.

If you are applying to the Ted Rogers Co-op Program once you have started at the Ted Rogers School of Management, you are encouraged to refer to the Undergraduate Calendar and All About Co-op resources.