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Welcome to FAS Co-op! Check out your next steps for preparing for your first work term:
Requirements & Preparation For Co-op
Co-op Prep Course
You must be registered to complete this online course. It is intended to help you understand the Co-op proccess and provide resources. You will be emailed details for registration once you are part of the New Students group. In preparation to apply to Co-op positions, Engineering students self-enroll in the Co-op prep course which includes:
- Information on the Co-op processes
- Preparation for your first work search
- Access to resources
- Tips for success
- Connect with your assigned Co-op coordinator
For further information about Co-op, take a look at the SFU Co-op Student Guide.
All students must ensure they have the necessary documents to be legally entitled to work a Co-op term:
- Social Insurance Number: For information about how to obtain a SIN, review the Applying for a SIN handout by International Services for Students.
- MSP registration: For information about the medical insurance that students need, including while on a Co-op term, review the SFU Medical Insurance page.
International students are required to obtain a valid Co-op work permit from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) before applying to SFU Co-op jobs. This is different from your off-campus work permit. Once you are registered in the Co-op Prep Course, you will find instructions on how to be issued the Co-op letter to include in your work permit application. We recommend applying for the Co-op work permit as early as possible, as processing times can be lengthy.
The Co-op office must have a copy of your valid Co-op work permit prior to students being released to apply for Co-op positions.
Terms & Conditions
Engineering Science students must also agree to the Terms & Conditions of the ENSC Co-op program, which includes an understanding of the number of work terms required, the completion of work terms before completion of academic studies, and the requirements for communication with the Co-op program and its employers. The Terms & Conditions agreement and instructions will provided to students new to the program. Students should also review the Co-op requirements and policies of the School of Engineering Science that relate to Co-op. More information will be provided in the Prep Canvas course.
Students will be given individual, one-on-one advising, feedback and mock interviews when needed or requested with the Co-op advisors and coordinators. Meet them here.
Engineering Transfer Students from Another Institution
You will be contacted by a Co-op representative with information for your next steps after your admittance to SFU. If eligible, you may be fast tracked through the Co-op process. If you have any questions, please connect with your Co-op coordinator.
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