Co-op Work Permit

For many students, co-operative education programs provide great opportunities to supplement their in-class education with in-the-field experience.

If you are considering adding a Co-operative Education placement to your program, Okanagan College has several options depending on your area of studies. Visit Okanagan College’s Student, Graduate & Co-op Employment. Please note that in order to participate in Okanagan College's Co-operative Education program, you need to apply here

Once, you receive a co-op notification from Okanagan College, you are required to submit a Co-op application from a Co-op Work Permit. Please click here for more information about Co-op work permit.


Overview of the process

When to Apply
  • After receiving a letter of acceptance to a co-op program from the Okanagan College
  • Free
Processing Time
How to apply

Application form

  • Application to Change Conditions, Extend my Stay or Remain in Canada as a Worker [IMM 5710]
  • Note: Make sure you use the newest form. If applying online, log in to the IRCC website before starting your application.

Supporting documents

  • Original letter provided by your OC co-op office stating that your intended employment is an essential part of your program
  • Copy of your passport (include the bio-data page plus any pages with stamps, visas or markings)
  • Additional documents may be needed
Eligibilities include
  • You must have a valid study permit.
  • Your employment must be part of your academic program, certified by a letter from a responsible academic official of the institution.
  • Your intended employment must be an essential part of your program of study in Canada.
  • Your co-op or internship employment cannot form more than 50% (percent) of the total program of study.

The information on this page may change.

DISCLAIMER: This website has been reviewed by Antriksh Mistry(AR), a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC). While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this website you are encouraged to visit the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website to access the most up-to-date information. Updated on Aug 2019.