Co-op Education for Students

Co-op education fosters partnerships between students, employers and institutions to bring classroom learning into the workplace.

What is Co-op?

Co-op education formally alternates academic study with periods of related work experience. Our co-op education programs are designed within guidelines established by Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL) and in consultation with federal and provincial government agencies.

We can connect you with employers related to your field of study and we provide job preparation workshops and employer information sessions. By connecting students with employers, co-op education makes it possible for employers to promote the growth and success of future graduates while bringing new and dynamic ideas to their business. 

Benefits of Being a Co-op Student

There are many benefits to being a co-op student!

  • Get a well-rounded education enriched by practical application of classroom learning.
  • Gain relevant expectations of the workforce before you graduate.
  • Test out a broad range of career options.
  • Build confidence and skills.
  • Expand your résumé with relevant and quality work experience.

Co-op Education

If you are in one of our co-op-eligible programs, you could earn school credit while working in a position relevant to your program and future career goals.

Eligible programs
BC Scholarship Society International Scholarships

Apply to earn $1,000–$3,500 toward your international co-op work experience. These scholarships are given to students who travel internationally and earn credits that are a formal part of their credential program. 

To apply, print off the application form, and submit all required documents to Selkirk International's study abroad coordinator before the deadline.

Deadlines for applications:

  • November 15
  • February 15
  • April 15