Jumpstart Your Career with Co-op

Put your classroom skills into practice, gain industry experience and discover your career passion. SFU’s co-operative education program integrates your academic studies with relevant, paid work experience—locally, nationally, and globally.

All Faculty of Applied Sciences students are encouraged to participate in co-op. For students in the Schools of Engineering Science, Mechatronic Systems Engineering or Sustainable Energy Engineering, it is a requirement for graduation. Learn more about co-op.

Broaden your horizons with international co-op by working in countries such as USA, China, Denmark, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, and Zimbabwe.
When Daniel Dixon graduated with a major in computer engineering from the School of Engineering Science, he had already lined up a job with a six-figure salary at Apple. He received competitive offers from both Apple and Tesla and credits his co-op experience for making him a prime candidate.

Here are some of the companies hiring our co-op students:

  • Adobe Systems
  • Amazon
  • Apple Inc.
  • Appnovation Technologies
  • Ballard Power Systems Inc.
  • BC Cancer Agency
  • Blizzard Entertainment
  • Boeing Vancouver
  • Electronic Arts Canada
  • Fortinet
  • Fraser Health
  • Fujitsu


  • GE Canada
  • Google
  • Health Canada
  • Honeywell
  • Hootsuite Media Inc.
  • IBM Canada Ltd.
  • Industrial Light and Magic
  • Intel of Canada Ltd.
  • LinkedIn
  • Lyft
  • Manulife Financial
  • Microsoft


  • Mitacs
  • Mobify
  • Oracle
  • Pixar Animation Studios
  • Port of Vancouver
  • RBC Global Asset Management
  • Safe Software Inc.
  • Salesforce.com
  • Samsung Electronics Canada
  • SAP Canada Inc.
  • Seagate Technology International


  • Siemens Electrical Drives Ltd.
  • Sierra Wireless
  • Simba Technologies Incorporated
  • Statistics Canada
  • STEMCELL Technologies Inc.
  • Tableau Software
  • Tesla Motors
  • Toyota Canada Inc.
  • TransLink
  • Visier Inc.