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All students must ensure they have the necessary documents to be legally entitled to work on 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: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) requires that students who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents apply for a Co-op work permit in order to be eligible to work off campus in a full-time position. This is different than a Study Permit. For instructions on how to apply and what the processing times are, review the "Apply for a Co-op/Internship Work Permit" handout by International Services for Students.
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.
All workshops are offered each semester and should be completed as follows:
- Resume and Cover Letter Workshop – Completed in the semester prior to your first seeking term (2 hours per workshop, done in classroom)
- Bridging Online I (BOL I) – Focuses on preparing you to identify and transfer your skills to the workplace. Students should complete this in the semester prior to the start of their first seeking term. BOL I should be completed prior to attending our coop workshops.
- Interview Workshops – Completed at the beginning of your first seeking semester
- Bridging Online II (BOL II) – Focused on helping you to transition to and engage with your new workplace. Completed prior to starting your first Co-op Placement (2-week, self-paced online course).
All students must attend each of these workshops during the assigned semester as part of the approval process to seek their first co-op job. Information about the date/location of these workshops is sent to all students on the SOSY Co-op Maillist at the beginning of each semester (instructions to join the maillist are in your welcome to co-op email, received after you apply to co-op).
Students may connect with the Co-op Coordinator for additional Feedback on their Resume and Cover Letter or Mock Interviews.
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