Get career ready!

Experiential learning is the process of learning by doing and reflecting on that experience. All of our undergraduate programs offer some form of experiential learning, allowing you to apply your education and skills to the industry.

Engineering co-op and internships

What are the benefits?

  • 350+ industry and community partners to help you strengthen your resumé.
  • Access to real-time coaching and feedback.
  • Enhance your skills and gain valuable networking opportunities.
  • If applicable to your program, earn money while you earn credits.

Select programs offer a direct-entry co-op option. If you’re interested, choose the co-op program on your application. To learn more, visit .

A few of our industry partners:

Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television

ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel



Aura Freedom International

BDO Canada LLP


Bruce Power

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories


Child Development Institute



Durham District School Board

Durham Family Court Clinic

Durham Regional Police Service


Environment Canada


General Motors


Government of Canada

Grandview Children’s Centre

Hospital for Sick Children


Lakeridge Health

LifeLabs Medical Laboratory Services

Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks

Ontario Power Generation

Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences

Oshawa Clinic Group


Purdue Pharma

RSM Canada


Sun Life Financial

Toronto District School Board


York Region District School Board

Hear it from them!

There are unlimited reasons to choose Ontario Tech. From in-demand program, unique learning experiences and many opportunities to get involved academically and socially. Here’s what some of our students have to say… 

Elicia Lin

Elicia Lin


In the summer between my third and fourth year, I did an internship at KPMG Canada and I worked as an audit associate. This was an amazing experience because I really learned collaboration and stress management. We did have some really busy times during the summer, but I got through those by working together with my team to meet those client deadlines.

Hannah Oegema

Sarah Whibbs

Education – Intermediate/Senior
Durham District School Board

My first practicum placement was in a Grade 8 classroom with a wonderful associate; the connections I made with my students are indescribable. My next placement was in a high school. My teachable subjects are Physical Education and General Science, therefore, I contributed to Grade 10 science classes. For my last placement, I am looking forward to seeing what is in store; I will likely be placed in either a Grade 7 or 8 classroom, as I believe my true passion lies with intermediate students. I cannot wait to become a full-time teacher with my own students.

Ajevan Mahadaya

Ajevan Mahadaya

Computer Science
Department of National Defence | CIBC

The summer between Year 2 and 3, I went on a four-month co-op placement as an Aviation Operations Administrator with the Department of National Defence; following Year 3, I returned to in-class instruction. During this time, I accepted a 12-month, paid co-op with CIBC as an Application Developer in the Technology and Operations Department, in which I could really put my Computer Science degree into practice. After eight months, I applied for a new role with CIBC and was able to extend my placement into 16 months as a Technological Analyst. I returned for my final year of in-class instruction and graduated with many different work-term experiences and, best of all, a job offer at CIBC.

Stacey Snow

Stacey Snow

Political Science
Educational tour | The Back Door Mission

In 2019, the Practicum Office partnered with a non-profit organization and offered the first international learning opportunity which was a 13-day educational tour of Central America. Along with this trip, students had to complete a minimum of 50 hours at a local organization during the semester. The educational tour was a window of opportunity to learn about human rights in Central America, but my practicum placement in my own city became an even wider window for me. Eight months later, I was hired by a service agency that was connected to one of those initiatives. I am happy to say I have started my career doing what I love, in a community I am proud to be a part of.

Unleash your future

Prepare for a future you never thought possible with our experiential and work-integrated learning opportunities. Choose from over 1,100 industry partners—across a variety of dynamic sectors—to network with potential employers and take the next step towards your dream career.