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Co-op Forms and Resources

Below is a list of commonly used forms for current Co-op students. These forms should only be used once directed to by the Co-op office or a Co-op Instructor.

GENERAL CO-OP RESOURCES 

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Co-op Entrance and Application

CO-OP 1101 Video

PDF icon Video Transcript

This video has been created by the Career Development Centre to help prospective students understand the eligibility and process of entering the Co-op program at KPU. Check out Apply to Co-operative Education for next steps! 

If there are questions or comments regarding this video, please contact the Co-op office in the Career Development Centre at co-op@kpu.ca

Navigating Career Connection

CO-OP 1101 Video

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This video has been created by the Career Development Centre to help existing COOP 1101 students navigate Career Connection and begin the process of applying for Co-op jobs.

If there are questions or comments regarding this video, please contact the Co-op office in the Career Development Centre at co-op@kpu.ca

PDF icon Co-op Student Handbook

The Co-op Student Handbook provides guidelines to students participating in a Co-op option within their program. Participating Co-op students agree to abide by these guidelines. The guidelines contain definitions and procedures of Co-operative Education at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Procedures are subject to change as Co-op program at KPU evolves over time.
PDF icon Job Application Formatting Guide

This formatting guide includes several tips and tricks to help you throughout the development of your application documents (e.g. Resume and Cover Letter). As a Co-op students, or a job seeker in general, it is important to make a good first impression and often a company's first impression of a candidate is their application documents. So make sure you pay attention to the small details to ensure you make that first impression great!

PDF icon Career Connection Tips Sheet

Never used Career Connection before? No worries, please check out the Career Connection Tips and Common Questions for Co-op Students sheet for more information regarding how to use Career Connection and more! 

CO-OP SUBMISSION FORMS

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Submit Co-operative Student Agreement Form

(ALL CO-OP STUDENTS)

All Co-op students must sign the Co-operative Education Student Agreement form before proceeding in the Co-op program. 

PDF icon Co-operative Education Student Agreement

Submit Work Permit Letter Request

(INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN THE CO-OP PROGRAM ONLY)

International students who completed COOP 1101 must submit a valid Co-op Work Permit before continuing with Co-op. Submit a request for a Work Permit Letter to apply for a Co-op Work Permit. Please note, only eligible KPU international students who have registered into a COOP 1101 course will be eligible for the Work Permit Letter. For any questions, please email co-op@kpu.ca.

To apply for a new Co-op work permit, click here.

To apply for a Co-op work permit extension, click here.

Submit Work Permit

(INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN THE CO-OP PROGRAM ONLY)

Once you have received your Co-op work permit, submit a copy of your work permit on the link provided.

Study Permit Extension Request

(ALL KPU INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS)

In order to apply for a work permit, International students must have a valid study permit. If your study permit is expiring and you need to extend it, please request a study permit extension letter from KPU International to apply for an extension.

To apply for a study permit extension, click here.

*Submit Study Permit and Proof of Work Permit Application

(ALL ELIGIBLE INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN THE CO-OP PROGRAM)

 Eligibility requirement from Nov 15, 2022 - Dec 31, 2023

From November 15, 2022, until December 31, 2023, limitations on off-campus work hours will be lifted temporarily for international students who are in Canada and who have off-campus work authorization on their study permits. This permits eligible students to work more than the 20-hour-per-week limit. (See the news release from IRCC for more information)

What it means for Co-op students: International students that are in the Co-op program and have completed COOP 1101 may be granted access to Co-op jobs and work full-time in a Co-op work term while waiting for their Co-op work permit.

*Co-op international students are still required to apply for their Co-op work permit and submit the confirmation of their application to the Co-op office before they are provided access to Co-op jobs.

Co-op Course Overload Form

If you are registered for more than 17.5 credits in a semester, you must complete a Work Term Course Overload Form

Must be initialled by your academic advisor and Co-op instructor, and signed by your employer and the Dean or Designate.

**Only use this form when directed to by the Co-op office

Employer Evaluation Form

Students currently on a Co-op Work Term will have their employer complete this evaluation at the end of the term. A completed form must be sent directly to your Co-op instructor by the end of the term in order to receive a final grade. 

    Registration Forms

    Registration forms can be found on the Student Enrolment Services website.

    • Co-op Work Term Late Registration

     

     

    ***If you notice that any of these forms are outdated or incorrect, please let our office know @ co-op@kpu.ca