NRC Co-op program

What is the program?

The NRC Co-op Program provides practical career-related experience work terms to promising students in science, engineering, and technology. Work terms are also offered in the business, public relations, communications, library sciences, marketing and administration fields.

NRC, Canadian universities and colleges and cégep co-op offices jointly administer the NRC Co-op Program. The program runs throughout the year and is divided along the academic schedule into fall, winter and spring/summer terms. Each term lasts for a period of 16 weeks (four months).

Salaries are based on the number of work terms a student has completed. Students will also be reimbursed for their travel expenses to and from their educational centre and their employment centre.

Who is eligible?

You are eligible for the NRC Co-op Program if you attend a Canadian university/college with a recognized co-op program, possess a minimum of a B average and are a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada. Additionally, foreign national students who meet the eligibility requirements, are studying in recognized and eligible Canadian educational institution and possess a valid Co-op Work Permit may also apply. For more detailed requirements and information on this possibility, please refer to the information found at Citizenship and Immigration Canada .

What is the process?

NRC forwards each job description(s) to approximately three (3) academic institutions. Interested students must apply to job notices through their co-op office. The candidates are evaluated by Human Resources and the manager responsible for the position. Rankings are then transmitted to the appropriate academic institution.

How to apply

Contact your university, college or cégep co-op office to see if co-op positions from NRC are available.

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