Find out how to apply for a co-op work permit
If your program includes a work experience/practicum/co-op/clinical/preceptorship, it is strongly recommended to apply for co-op work permit at the same time as you apply for your initial study permit.
If your program includes a work experience/practicum/co-op/clinical/preceptorship and you are working in a health related field or working with children, you need to get a medical exam done by a designated physician.
You must hold a valid co-op permit before you start your practicum. We suggest applying several months before your start date. Check processing timelines.
Note: Your co-op work permit is not valid after the end date on your study permit.
Before you apply
Before you apply for your Co-op Work Permit you need to:
Note: Practical Nurse Diploma students need to request your letter from Shahnaz Abid
How to Apply
• Online through the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website
- Create IRCC secure account and follow the instructions.
• In person at a Visa Application Centre (VAC)
• By mail to the appropriate visa office
Download the paper application in the "Apply on paper" section of the IRCC website