Co‑op Program

Students in our CIP-recognized programs are required to have experience in professional practice as part of their academic studies. All students in the Master of Planning Program must complete a Co-op Work Term. This normally occurs in the summer semester between the first and second academic years.

Co-op placements are often in:

  • Government planning offices
  • Consulting firms
  • Development companies
  • Research centres
  • NGOs

Students may find work placements in Canada or abroad.

These programs afford opportunity to gain work experience and reflect upon the relationship between theory and practice.


To learn about the co-op program or to explore the possibilities of employing a student, contact the Faculty's Office of Career Services or contact the School of Planning directly.  

Students are assisted in their search for appropriate work placements, but are ultimately responsible for securing an employment or volunteer opportunity that the School may approve. Although the Faculty and the School can help students find placements, the greatest success comes for students who begin the job search early, with a clear idea of what they hope to achieve from the work term.