Shopify and Carleton University Introduce First-in-Canada Multi-Year Student Internships

OTTAWA, Ontario–(BUSINESS WIRE)–This fall, Shopify and Carleton University are introducing a new model
of learning that embeds Computer Science students in an industrial

Eleven Carleton students are splitting their time between the
university’s campus and Shopify’s downtown Ottawa headquarters. Students
will learn some course concepts at Shopify by joining teams and
contributing to projects, with the freedom to take as much or as little
time as needed for deep understanding of concepts, in addition to taking
theoretical courses and electives at Carleton.

Program Features:

  • First program in Canada to have work-integrated, curriculum-aligned
    Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Students spend the majority of their time at Shopify, where they learn
    curriculum concepts and can apply them in real time alongside experts
    in the industry
  • Students receive the same support given to all Carleton students and
    will learn advanced theory, as well as take exams at the university
  • Students receive a salary and Shopify covers tuition
  • Registration will open in October for students wanting to start in
    September 2017.

Join the Honourable Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic
Development, Navdeep Bains, participating students, and representatives
from Shopify and Carleton University as they share details of the new

When: Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Where: Shopify, 150 Elgin Street, Ottawa

Time: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (speeches begin at 12:45 p.m.)


  • The Honourable Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic
    Development, Navdeep Bains
  • Roseann O’Reilly Runte, President and Vice-Chancellor, Carleton
  • Jean-Michel Lemieux, SVP of Engineering, Shopify
  • Participating Students


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