Cooperative Education (Co-op)

‌Co-operative Education (Co-op) allows you to combine academic studies with paid work experience in a career-related field.

Through the co-op program, you can graduate with a degree, real world experience, and skills that are in demand in today’s job market. On top of that, you also receive coaching to help you ace any job interview and build a résumé that stands out. The co-op option is undoubtedly a perfect way to launch your career.

Co-op work terms are four, eight, or 12 months in duration and can be full time, part time, or a combination of both. A work placement can be as close as the UFV campus and as far away as Ontario, depending on your field of study, interests.

The co-op option is offered in Arts, Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Criminal Justice, General Studies, Library and Information Technology, and Science.

Qualify for Co-op

  • possess a valid Study Permit
  • be enrolled in full-time studies
  • be accepted into one of the UFV programs offering the co-op option
  • have successfully completed a minimum of 18 credits in your academic program
  • hold and maintain a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.33 (C+) for diploma or 2.67 (B-) for degree.

Apply for Co-op

To apply to UFV's Co-operative Education, contact the UFV Career Centre.

UFV presents students with a unique opportunity to grow not only as students but also as valued members of society where their contributions and participation is constantly appreciated and encouraged.

  • – Eyerusalem Abebe
  •    UFV student
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