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Co-op Education

Get hands-on experience in a Co-op or Practicum and earn money while you learn.

In a Co-op or Practicum Program, you'll combine academic learning with a guaranteed work placement in a job related to your studies.

Co-op or Co-operative Education is a popular hands-on learning approach in the Canadian education system. Co-op and Practicum programs combine academic study terms with paid or unpaid* work terms to help you get on-the-job experience and start building relevant networks during your studies. At Greystone College, Co-op and Practicum students get access to our extensive employer network and unparalleled support from our experienced co-op advising team to help them find relevant business, hospitality, or digital marketing placements, guaranteed!

*Co-op jobs are typically paid work experiences. Practicum positions are typically unpaid.

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Why Choose a Greystone College Co-op Program?

Guaranteed Co-op & Practicum Placements

At Greystone College, co-op and practicum positions are an important part of students’ overall study program and are required to graduate successfully.

We prepare students to find and secure relevant co-op and practicum placements on their own through one-on-one support from our expert Co-op Advising Teams and a Work Placement Skills course that teaches students where and how to find work, resume writing, interview skills, and much more.

With our supportive training, most students are successful finding their own placements, but for those who need extra help, we guarantee up to 2 interviews for positions related to the study area.*

*Greystone College cannot guarantee specific practicum positions with specific companies. Available positions depend on company needs during students' practicum terms. Other conditions apply.

Our Digital Marketing programs are new this year! While we have not yet had digital marketing students start co-op placements, past students from our other programs have found  work in tech and start-up companies like:

  • iRestify
  • The Raw Office
  • Fanique
  • CGI
  • Global step

Past Greystone College Business students have found work at:

  • Club 16
  • Steve Nash Fitness
  • JW Research Ltd.
  • U-Haul Moving & Storage
  • Ikea
  • Container World
  • IA Financial
  • Banks like TD, CIBC & Scotiabank
  • Impark
  • PhoneBox
  • Edvisor
  • CJ Logistics
  • Alliance Building Management
  • Cypress Accommodations
  • Amazon
  • Sinobec
  • & more

Past Greystone College Customer Service program students have found work at:

  • Ted Baker
  • Banana Republic
  • Starbucks
  • Roots
  • Kin's Farm Market
  • Victoria Secret
  • Zara
  • Polo Ralph Lauren
  • Hollister
  • Nike
  • World Duty Free (YVR)
  • Uniqlo
  • & more

Past Hospitality program students have found work at:

  • Harbour Cruises
  • Vancouver Lookout
  • Fly Over Canada
  • World Duty Free
  • The Lazy Gourmet
  • Fairmont Hotels
  • Hotel Blue Horizon
  • Marriot Hotels
  • Meridian Valet
  • Plaza Premium Lounge
  • Fly Over Canada
  • Earls Restaurant
  • Shangri La Hotel
  • Plaza Premium Lounge
  • CN Tower
  • ISX Canada
  • Blue Mountain Resort
  • & more

Explore our Co-op Programs

All co-op and practicum programs include documentation support*, interview and job preparation, résumé building, monitoring throughout the co-op or practicum placement, and job search tips.

*Students are responsible for paying any government fees related to work permit applications and study permit extensions.

Career Support

The Greystone College Co-op Advising Team offers lots of support and services to help Co-op students secure relevant placements. Learn more about how we support your co-op or practicum experience.

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