You must obtain an internship work permit COOP (C-32) if your program of study includes a credited mandatory internship.
If you are in Canada, use this link to apply for your internship work permit.
Warning: Not respecting the conditions related to your study or work permit could lead to penalties by the immigration authorities.
If the internship is a mandatory component of your program of study, apply for the internship work permit at the same time as you apply for your study permit, before you arrive in Canada. Your acceptance letter should then include a statement concerning the project you have to make.
If you have changed your program stream and your program now includes a mandatory internship, plan to apply for the internship work permit at least one trimestre in advance.
If you choose to incorporate a non-mandatory internship but credited to your curriculum, plan a session in advance for your steps.
You must have the internship work permit in hand BEFORE you start your internship. Check processing times because they vary drastically throughout the year.
Only students at baccalauréat level completing an internship during the summer trimestre are exempted from this step.
If the internship is not a mandatory component of your program of study, it means that, you do not get credits for it, you must respect the work authorizations as stated on your study permit, that is to say a maximum of 20 hours per week off-campus during regular academic trimestres and full-time during scheduled academic breaks.
Read about off-campus work authorizations.
Consult the Ma Carrière web portal and sign up for Career Management Services workshops. You can also speak with your career counselor for additional help if needed.
If you have questions about your enrolment in the internship/supervised project or any other question related to your program of study:
For the internship search:
For technical questions while applying for the internship work permit:
*This information has no official value and is only a synthesis of the required procedures to the best of our knowledge at the date of publication. Changes to laws can occur at any time without further notice. The laws and rules of Quebec and Canada, as well as the information provided on the websites of the Ministère de l'Immigration, de la Diversité et de l'Inclusion (MIDI) as well as Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), take precedence over the information contained herein.