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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
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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