Planning Co‑op

All students in the Master of Planning program are required to complete a work term. This normally occurs between the first and second academic years. Co-op work terms normally begin after May 1, preceded by hiring activities from January to April. The actual start date and end date of the work term are negotiated between the student and the employer.

To satisfy the program's requirements, work terms must be at least 500 hours during 15 weeks or more. Positions should expose students to the planning of the scientific, aesthetic, and orderly disposition of land, resources, facilities, and services, with a view to securing the physical, economic, and social efficiency, and the health and well-being of urban and rural communities. Appropriate placements are typically in government planning offices, consulting firms, development companies, research centres, or NGOs. Students may find work placements in Canada or abroad.