COVID-19 updates for co-op students

  • Learn about changes to your work terms, including: 
    • Flexible pathways in place to help you complete your work term
    • Updated hiring and interview procedures
    • Current University travel policies and remote work guidelines
    • Resources to help you search for work in light of the current climate
  • Have you been asked to work remotely? We've put together six great tips to help you navigate this transition as a co-op student.
  • For other campus-wide announcements, visit the University's COVID-19 website.

Student letters of support

Co-operative Education can only create a letter of support for you verifying past, current, or future international co-op work terms.

According to the University of Waterloo’s Policy 19, these are the only types of verification letters Co-operative Education can create for you.

Letters will be made upon request, only for these reasons:

  • To get a student specific visa or work permit for another country.
  • To inform the local provincial health office that you will be out of Canada on a UWaterloo international co-op work term for more than seven months in a 12-month period.
  • To get student discounts in the country of your international co-op work term.

Before your international employment specialist can create one of these letters for you, you must complete and submit the Personal Identification Form; so that your international employment specialist has the information they need to write your letter.

  • Request letter of support for USA
    • Visit WaterlooWorks and Select "Submit a form"
    • Select form category: International
    • Select form subcategory: Letter of support – USA J-1 visa application (5030)
  • Request letter of support for outside Canada and the USA
    • Visit WaterlooWorks and Select "Submit a form"
    • Select form category: International
    • Select form subcategory: Letter of support – Various requirements for work terms outside of Canada and USA (5029)
  • Request OHIP extension letter (international and USA work terms)
    • Visit WaterlooWorks and Select "Submit a form"
    • Select form category: International
    • Select form subcategory: OHIP extension verification (for international and USA work terms) (5031

Proof of Enrolment forms

If you need a Proof of Enrolment form, please visit this page on The Centre's website.