U of T Engineering students have the option to participate in the Professional Experience Year (PEY) Co-op Program after their third year of studies. PEY Co-op is the largest paid co-op program of its kind in the country. Students complete full-time engineering jobs that lasts 12 to 16 months–enough time to become involved in large-scale projects, build relationships with employers, and reach professional milestones. PEY Co-op goes beyond a traditional student work experience program, where jobs usually last just one academic term, just about the length of a summer job and barely enough time to learn the ropes.
Students in this optional program make industry contacts, gain valuable career skills and significant professional experience before graduation. PEY Co-op also provides a strong practical foundation for individuals who are interested in completing graduate studies. Some of our past out-of-province and international positions have been in Alberta, British Columbia, Newfoundland, Belgium, Chile, India, Japan, Taiwan, Switzerland, United States, China, Hong Kong, Finland, Singapore and Indonesia.
Learn about the experiences of students in PEY Co-op: