Canada-Japan Co-op students are available year round from four to twelve months. Canada-Japan Co-op students are able to start in January, May or September unless a Japanese employer has alternate or special requests.
For more information about student availability please contact Yuko Nemoto, Program Assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at (604) 822-6579.
Student Disciplines and Specializations
Students from educational institutions across Canada in varied disciplines participate in The Canada-Japan Co-op Program. Students in the following disciplines have participated in the program over the years:
- Engineering – Electrical, Mechanical, Materials, Civil, Integrated, Chemical, Computer, Software
- Science – Computer Science, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology
- Business – Marketing, Business Administration
- Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences
Students in the Masters of Engineering programs from the aforementioned disciplines are also available.
Typical Work Term Lengths
Canada-Japan Co-op students are typically hired for eight to twelve months (two to three co-op terms). A small amount of four-month work opportunities have been made over the history of the program. The majority of Canada-Japan Co-op work term placements are for the maximum twelve month duration; however, some employers prefer to initially place for eight months, review suitability and if appropriate extend the students contract an additional four months.
Student Salary Averages of Participating Students in 2015-2016:
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Note: As of Aug 31, 2016, 140,000 yen equaled approximately CAD$1,750.00