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Student employment FAQ

Student employment

Yes, students can earn money and gain practical work experience through UFV’s Co-operative Education Program. Available in several disciplines, the Co-op option combines full-time studies with discipline-related work terms in real jobs in a variety of Canadian companies, institutions, and government organizations. 

As a co-op program student, you earn your academic credentials and gain valuable applied skills and professional experience at paid jobs that can help subsidize your living expenses. On top of that, you also receive coaching to help you ace any job interview and build a résumé that stands out.

Co-op opportunities are available to Canadian and international students alike.

 Info for domestic or landed students:

Yes, our work-study programs and co-operative education placements allow you to gain paid work experience as you earn your credential. Learn more about employment opportunities at UFV.

 Info for international students:

Yes, international students have various options for working in Canada. Students can work on-campus in the work study program, which allows for flexible working hours around your class schedule. Students can also apply for an off-campus work permit for off-campus employment.

Learn more about employment opportunities for international students at UFV.


 Info for international students:

International students who graduate can apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit to stay and work in Canada for up to three years after graduation. Find out how to qualify and apply for a post-graduation work permit.

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