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The Voice of Post-Secondary Co-operative Education in Ontario

Education at Work Ontario (EWO) strives to promote and foster co-operative education of the highest quality, while ensuring an integral partnership between students, employers and post-secondary co-operative educational institutions in Ontario.

Education at Work Ontario has a membership of over 180 co-op educators, working with more than 40,000 co-op students, at 37 colleges and universities.

It is critical for post-secondary students to gain as much hands-on experience as possible before beginning a career, that's why our focus is for students to learn about the job, earn while completing a co-op work term while temporarily integrating themselves into the work force.


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5 Key Words to Include in Your Interview

Apr 27th, 2015

Before heading to any interview, make sure you are fully prepared! Do some research and make sure to include key words that the interviewer may be waiting to hear.

Employer Blog

The question that brought Ontario free post-secondary tuition

Mar 11th, 2016

It’s the minister of finance who rises on the floor of the legislature every year at 4 p.m. on budget day to read the government’s fiscal plan for the upcoming year. But, of course, it ultimately takes a cast of thousands to write the budget. What starts as the germ of an idea needs to be studied by the civil service, analyzed and commented on by affected stakeholders, polled to see what the public thinks of the idea, and gone over with a fine-tooth comb by the premier and her staff to ensure it

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WIL Workshop Presentation

Sep 20th, 2016

EWO is pleased to provide the PowerPoint presentation from our PD day in June on the WIL Guide as facilitated by Gretchen Kerr and Ashley Stirling from the University of Toronto. We hope this will come in handy with any presentations you may be doing on Work Integrated Learning.
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