I guess your right, shouldn't have made assumptions.
First thing I wanted to ask was about the post graduate work permit. 2 academic years are described as 16 months, or four terms. I have also read on the CIC that co-op placements count towards academic experiences (for CEC purposes, not idea about post grad work purposes or not). So my questions is for a program such as Laurier or Dalhousie, (3 study terms, 1/2 work terms) and total duration of 20 months, does it allow a 3 year post grad permit upon graduation?
Secondly, I wanted to know if it qualifies as the academic component for CEC purposes?
I am from the Gustavson School of Business at UVic. I will be more than happy to help answer some of your questions.
Can you please email me at huangyt @ uvic.ca?