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Co-op and Internships


At IH Vancouver, we understand that language acquisition in the classroom is only the first step in achieving your personal goals. With this in mind, we have developed a wide variety of work-related language programs providing real-world experiences and give students the opportunity to expand their language skills in a natural context.


All Language Co-op Programs have two components:

1. In-class study at IH Vancouver

2. Work practicum at a company


Program Objective

The main objective of all Co-op Programs is to improve the level and use of English. After the work practicum students should be able to use the language confidently in everyday situations.


Booking Process


Work Permit Type

Open Working Holiday Visa

For students from Germany, Netherlands, France, Sweden, Denmark, Hong Kong, Latvia, Italy, Norway, Czech Republic, Japan, Spain, Brazil, Chile, Taiwan and Korea.


International Co-op

For students from Poland, Czech Republic, Chile, France, Germany, Latvia, Norway, Spain, Sweden & Switzerland.


C-30 Visa

Open to all participants eligible to attain a student visa and who undertake a relevant course of study and where the internship is not more than 50% of the total program of study.


Young Professionals

For students from Austria, Chile, Czech Rep., France, Germany, Latvia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland.



• Each of the eligible visas has different requirements.

Please check with a Canadian embassy or consulate in your country prior to applying. By law IH Vancouver is not allowed to offer any visa application assistance for this program.


• For an up to date listing of available temporary work, please click here.