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Co-operative Education

Co-operative Education

Co-operative Education

KPU is about experiential learning—where thought meets action. Apply for a Co-op program to alternate between study and paid work semesters, using your course knowledge and skills on the job.


Dates SUMMER 2023 Wrap-up dates

Thurs, Apr 20

Last day for Co-op employers to post jobs

Co-op students can still apply for Summer 2023 positions until Apr 23, 2023

Sun, Apr 23

Last day for Co-op students to apply for Co-op jobs for Summer 2023

Summer 2023 job postings cut off

Mon, Apr 24 - Fri, May 12

Finalizing Co-op interviews and placements for Summer 2023

Fri, May 12

The Summer 2023 Co-op placement period closes

Mon, May 1 -  Fri, Aug 25, 2023 

Summer Co-op Work Term Period


Dates FALL 2023 Co-op Applications

Sat, Feb 4

Co-op Application Opens

Sun, Jun 4

Co-op Application Closes

Applications received after June 4th will be processed for the next intake.

Mon, Jun 5 – Fri, Jun 30

Co-op Application Review and Processing

1st Week of July

Decision Notification to Students

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Important Information

IMPORTANT - Co-op applications for this intake are reviewed in early Summer 2023. Credits in progress during Spring 2023 will count toward your completed credits.

  • Students approved in this intake are eligible to complete COOP 1101 in Fall 2023 or later, if still eligible. 
  • Make sure to complete COOP 1101 by the maximum credits for your Co-op program, as stated in the University Calendar. In-progress courses in Spring 2023 may exceed the maximum credits for your program and make you ineligible for Co-op.
  • Students in the following programs are asked to consider Spring 2023 in-progress courses as completed when applying to Co-op due to the shorter nature of diploma programs:
    • Computer Information Systems
    • Marketing Management
    • Public Relations
    • Operations and Supply Chain Management (Post-Baccalaureate)
    • Human Resources Management (Post-Baccalaureate)

Ready to apply for Co-op? Learn about the 3-steps here.

Upcoming Co-op Information Session Dates 

Visit the Information Sessions page to sign up.


Get your Co-op questions answered! Every Thursday, from 12pm-1pm, a representative from Co-op will be available to answer any questions you may have about the program. 

    Virtual Drop-In

    Welcome to Co-operative Education!

    KPU is about experiential learning—where thought meets action. Apply for a Co-op program to alternate between study and paid work semesters, using your course knowledge and skills on the job. KPU Co-operative Education programs have received accreditation from Co-operative Education and Work Integrated Learning (CEWIL). This accreditation provides national recognition and an affirmation that our Co-op programs comply with standards and guidelines. Maintaining accreditation criteria helps build quality into existing Co-op programs and provides a benchmark for setting up new Co-op programs.

    The Career Development Centre on the Surrey campus collaborates with successful businesses to create exciting work experiences for you in your field of choice. Not only will you earn a competitive wage and gain practical experience, you’ll be able to explore various roles within your chosen industry. Co-operative education options are currently available in a variety of programs—from accounting and criminology to entrepreneurial leadership and environmental protection. You’ll also hone the much sought-after “soft skills,” networking, and job search techniques that will help you land your dream position. Register for an info session to find out more.

    Watch a recent Co-op student’s testimony about his experience in the Co-op program and how it helped him to hone "soft" skills that are much sought-after by employers.

    The Career Development Centre is located in the Surrey Main room 136. Please click here for the location map.

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