For over 30 years, the Canada-Japan Co-op Program has provided dozens of Japanese employers with access to some of Canada’s top university and college students from a range of disciplines—including Arts, Business, Computer Science, Engineering, Science and Tourism—who bring the latest knowledge and expertise to workplaces across Japan.
Being the only country consortium modeled international Co-op placement program, The Canada-Japan Co-op Program involves major universities and colleges from all regions in Canada, with students from both undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition, working together with our partners in Japan, The Canada-Japan Co-op Program has also established work terms in over 80 companies in Japan since 1992.
Canada-Japan Co-op students are available year round for a period of four, eight or twelve months, starting in January, May or September unless an employer has alternate or special requests.
How to Participate
The process involves several simple steps.
This section provides details and recommendations on how to proceed with the hiring process.
Roles and Responsibilities
The Canada-Japan Co-op Program aims to facilitate satisfying internship experiences to both host companies and participating students.
Training for Students
To prepare work placements in Japan, students are required to attend a training course organized by The Canada-Japan Co-op Program.