Co-op Work Permit Application

International students on a study permit are required to apply for a Co-op Work Permit in order to be eligible to work in a co-op position. You will receive a letter from the Co-op office as part of their application. It is an official letter from Lakehead University, proving that the student is approved for a co-op work term. This is sent after the co-op application deadline.

Here is the link to apply for the Co-op Work Permit:

It can take up to 4 months to process applications, so students must apply as soon as possible. There will also be a special workshop on how to apply for a Co-op Work Permit put on by Jennifer Hay, International Immigration Officer Personnel in the International Office. Information about this workshop will be sent to students after the application deadline.

Once a student receives their Co-op Work Permit, they will need to send a PDF copy via email (

Any questions in regards to the Co-op Work Permit application must be directed to the International Student Services Office. Please contact Jennifer Hay, Immigration Officer at the following contact information:

Jennifer Hay, International Immigration Officer
Phone Number: +1 807 343-8068
Office Location: LI 008A
Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm