Professional Experience Year (PEY) Co-op

Update March 5, 2024:  With the launch of the UTMCIP, UTM students will no longer be permitted to participate in the Professional Experience Year (PEY) Co-op Program offered by the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, effective immediately.  UTM students in the Department of Mathematical & Computational Sciences who are currently enrolled in the PEY Co-op Program may continue their participation without any disruption; however, they cannot transfer over to the UTMCIP.  All UTM students interested in co-op internship programming but not yet enrolled in the PEY Co-op Program will be directed toward the UTMCIP going forward.

For information about the program visit the website UTM Co-op Internship Program | Experiential Education Unit (

If you have any questions about the new program, please email


U of T's Professional Experience Year Co-op Program (PEY Co-op) is a work-integrated learning program that helps undergraduate students gain 12-20 months of paid work experience before they graduate.

UTM students who are currently enrolled in PEY must meet and maintain the following PEY Co-op eligibility requirements throughout the program:   

  • Remain enrolled as an undergraduate student at UTM in one of the following programs: 
    • Information Security Specialist 
    • Bioinformatics Specialist 
    • Computer Science Specialist, Major, or Minor  
  • Complete CSC207H5 / CSC207H1 / CSCB07H3 in either the fall or winter sessions of their second year.
  • Remain enrolled in a full-time course load for the semester before and after each work term in the PEY Co-op program.  
    • Students with part-time status may be considered for the program if they have received accommodation from the University. Examples of accommodation include, but are not limited to: having a reduced course-load accommodation with Accessibility Services or being an active Varsity athlete. Students with PEY Co-op accommodation needs should contact
  • Remain in good academic standing throughout the program and associated work terms.  
  • Remain in good financial standing at the University of Toronto.  
  • Not currently part of another co-op program at the University of Toronto.  
  • Both domestic and international students are eligible to participate. All international PEY Co-op students require a valid co-op work permit to participate in a 12-16 month work term. Currently, only international students at UTM who are enrolled in an Information Security Specialist or Computer Science Specialist or Computer Science Major program meet this requirement.  

UTM students must communicate with the ECC as soon as possible if there are any changes to their student program eligibility. Should you have questions regarding your PEY Co-op journey, please direct your inquiry to   



Last updated 11-Mar-24