Co-op/Internship Work Permit

Online Application Process

Step1: Plan in Advance (6-8 months before the first Co-op term starts)

  • Attend a Co-op Work Permit Application workshop

Step2: Preparation (6-8 months before the first Co-op term starts)

  • Acquire Co-op letter from ask.uwindsor.ca or downloadable from UWinsite Student Portal> Academics> Self Service Letters
  • Create MYCIC account
  • Fill out online questionnaires and application form
  • Scan all of the supporting documents

Step3: Review & Submit Application (6-8 months before the first Co-op term starts)

  • Make an appointment on mysuccess with an International Student Advisor to review your application.
  • Upload application form and supporting documents on MYCIC account
  • Pay & submit the application
  • Save a copy of the application form and supporting documents for your future reference
  • Provide the application confirmation to the co-op office and/or your department

Step4: Application Status

  • Provide a copy of your work permit to the co-op office and/or your department
  • Contact IRCC call centre (1-888-242-2100) for the application update if it takes longer than regular processing time (http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/times/index.asp)
  • Make an appointment on mysuccess with our International Student Advisor if application is rejected or additional documents are required

Checklist for Co-op Work Permit

Proof of Student Status

  • Co-op letter from ask.uwindsor.ca or downloadable from UWinsite Student Portal> Academics> Self Service Letters
  • Enrollment letter from ask.uwindsor.ca (Ensure you ask for an enrollment certificate with your program completion date listed on it) Do not use the enrollment certificate from UWinsite.

Proof of Identity

  • A valid passport
  • A valid study permit
  • A recent passport-size photo

Medical Report (if applicable)

  • You might be required to take a medical exam if you intend to work one of the jobs that requires a medical exam. 
  • E-medical Receipt may be required if you have done a medical exam within last 12 months or have lived in a designated country that requires a medical exam for more than 6 months in the past 12 months. (Note that Canada is not a designated country.) *  If you don’t have the e-medical receipt, please draft a simple explanation letter and upload to the medical report field.

Payment

  • It is a free application