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Co-operative Education

‌‌Important Co-op Dates

Co-op Applications will be reviewed after January 28, 2019. You will receive an e-mail to your student account by 5:00pm on Friday, February 1, 2019 in regards to your application.

If you have not received an e-mail by then, please contact the Co-op program at

The next information sessions will be in January - please check back for exact date and time.

Next Co-op Application Deadline: Monday January 28, 2019

About Co-op

Co-operative Education (Co-op) combines academic studies with relevant work experience. Academic semesters alternate with work terms, giving you up to two years of relevant work experience. The UFV Arts, Business, Library Information and Technology (LIBIT), Computer Information Systems (CIS), and Science diploma and degree Co-op programs are nationally accredited by the Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning (CEWIL Canada), a recognized seal of quality.

Work terms are 4, 8, or 12 months in duration. Co-op work term placements are not guaranteed, but are awarded on a competitive basis. The hiring decision is up to the employer.

For more information about the Co-op program, including the admission requirements, see the Co-operative Education handouts below:

For Domestic Students: ‌Co-op Handout

For International Students: Co-op Handout International

Apply for Co-op before the last Monday of the month in September, January, and May every year. You may apply at any time, but applications are only reviewed following the deadline. 

How to Apply

  • Login to your CareerLink account and select "Apply to Co-op" on the right-hand side of the page
  • Upload your Resume and Unofficial Transcript to your 'Documents'
  • Select "Apply to Co-op" on the right-hand side of the home page in CareerLink
  • Complete the form and select "Submit your Application"

Apply now in CareerLink


Upcoming Information Sessions

Would you like to learn more about UFV's Co-op program? Interested in applying?

Come to one of the following information sessions to learn more: 

  • Tuesday January 15: 2:30-3:30 pm in room D215 
  • Wednesday January 16: 11:30-12:30 pm in room C1429 


Feature Co-op Positions & Testimonials

Are you interested in the job opportunities available to Co-op students? Please see the list of feature co-op positions

Review the article Real-World Tech: My Co-Op Term at Safe Software written by the current feature Co-op student Thomas Alain. 

To read success stories from previous business Co-op students, visit the School of Business website and view each concentration under the 'Majors' section.


For a list of frequently asking questions about Co-op, please visit the FAQ Page.

If you would like more information about Co-op, visit the academic calendar.

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"The Career Centre played a major role in obtaining my co-op placement. I really liked the approach it follows to assist students with the whole placement process."

  • – Raminder Kaur Sandhu
  •    Bachelor of Computer Information Systems Student
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