Business Management - Human Resources


Co-op Info

Co-op students have the opportunity to apply classroom learning to the workplace. Co-op placement opportunities help students gain valuable work experience that may assist them in finding permanent employment after they graduate. Students have access to our Co-op & Career Advisors who provide comprehensive co-op and career development services and resources for co-op students.

Find out more about Lambton College’s co-op opportunities.

Securing a Co-op Placement

The job market for co-op is very competitive and students are expected to be active participants in their job searches, this includes demonstrated activity on the myCareer System.

Lambton College cannot guarantee co-op positions for students. Success in finding a co-op involves a number of factors that are not controlled by Lambton College.

Limited assistance is provided to students in finding co-op placements. Students will also be expected to canvass employers to find their own placements. Completing either a co-op work term or WIL Project - due to a low GPA (less than 2.8) - is mandatory for graduation.

Any student who secures his or her own co-op position must verify with the Co-op & Career Advisor assigned to the program that the proposed co-op is appropriate and will be approved before accepting the position.

Term 4 students in co-op programs have a deadline of 30 days to have their paper work approved and be registered in CPL-1049 or CPL-1069. If students do not have a co-op by this date, students will be put on an unscheduled break. Students are advised to continue their active job search and will be enrolled in CPL-1049 for the following term.

Co-op Eligibility (CPL-1049)

In order to be eligible to apply for a co-op, students must:

  • Have successfully completed all courses required by the program for the terms prior to the recruitment term*
  • Be enrolled in all courses required for the recruitment term*
  • Have a minimum program cumulative GPA of 2.8 or greater

In order to be eligible to participate in a co-op or internship, students must:

  • Successfully complete all required courses for all terms preceding the work term*
  • Have a minimum program cumulative GPA of 2.8 or greater
  • Have paid fees in full


Recruitment Term - the term in which the student is applying for a work experience to occur in the next subsequent work term (term prior to work term).

Work Term - the term in which the student is engaged and enrolled in a work experience. 

WIL Project Eligibility (CPL-5559)

If a student does not have a GPA of 2.8 or greater, he/she will be required to enroll in CPL-5559 WIL Project. 

To be considered eligible, the following criteria must be met:

  1. Overall GPA of 2.0 or greater
  2. Fees paid in full
  3. No more than two outstanding courses in addition to WIL Project
    • These courses must be able to fit your WIL schedule conflict free

See the Additional Fees tab for current fees.

For more information, please contact the appropriate campus:

905-890-7833 x 222
Sarnia/Main Campus

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