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Co-operative Education combines relevant work experience with academic studies. Participating students alternate semesters on campus and in study-related employment. The program includes pre-employment orientation, career development counselling and workshops, and full-time paid work semesters.
Why participate in co-op?
- Gain valuable experience
- Help finance your education
- Learn essential work search skills
- Develop superior communication skills
- Gain better understanding of course work
- Explore your passion
- Make connections
- Access to paid off-campus jobs
When & How to Register?
Visit the FENV Co-op page
*Note there is a max number of credits you can have before enrolling in co-op. For this reason it is encouraged that you apply for the program as early as possible, and at minimum two semesters prior to your intended first co-op work term.
*International students are suggested to apply for co-op program earlier as it takes around 6 months to receive the co-op work permit.
CO-OP STUDENT PROFILES
International student with co-op experience at Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO).
Co-op experience with Environment Canada - Canadian Wildlife Service.
Vimbikayi Rachel Chimuka
International student with co-op experience at SFU Student Recruitment and Transition.
Summer co-op experience in the Arctic - Labrador and Greenland with Parks Canada.