Successful admission will be based on:
GPA - minimum 2.5/4.0 - good academic standing (or other previous employment/volunteer experience). In order to continue in the Co-op Program students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.50/4.00. If a student’s GPA falls below the minimum 2.50, they may be suspended from the Co-op Program.
An intake interview to determine your employability skills and personal qualities in relation to Co-op and positions available.
Students will be conditionally admitted until they are placed on their first work term. Conditional Admittance enables the student to access the Co-op jobs, workshops, and other services available only to active Co-op students. The Co-op Designation is added to a student’s major at the onset of their first work term.
Note: Some majors will be over subscribed with student applications and success will be dependent on a combination of the criteria above and employment opportunities for each major.
To apply for admission, students should:
Complete the Online Co-operative Education Application Form.
Submit the above form using the online submit button. Should you wish to provide us with a copy of your current resume, you may attach it to this form.
Complete the Appointment Section in the online application form and we will contact you to confirm your appointment details.
IT IS IMPORTANT TO APPLY EARLY!
Co-operative Education is available to all students in all majors in the Faculty of Arts and Science, including all Post-Diploma students.
Post-diploma students are eligible to participate in Co-operative Education prior to beginning classes. For example, many students have completed a Summer Work Term before starting classes in September.
Before you can apply for positions you must have applied for admission to the University of Lethbridge and you must submit the following:
- Online Co-operative Education & PSC Application Forms
- College Transcript
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International students are permitted to participate in the Co-operative Education Program. As such, a few additional steps must be taken prior to going on a work term. In addition to the Application Process, International Students must apply for a Work Permit, which cannot be completed until you arrive in Canada, and have successfully completed courses at the University of Lethbridge. (Please see below for instructions.)
Work Permit application processing times can be lengthy. You must complete your paperwork immediately following your admission to the program. Students who have not completed the paperwork will not be permitted to apply for positions.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR OBTAINING YOUR WORK PERMIT
Once you are admitted into Co-op, complete an APPLICATION TO CHANGE CONDITIONS OR EXTEND MY STAY IN CANADA form.
Section D, "My Request," should indicate that you wish to "change conditions" for the following reason: "to participate in the Co-operative Education Program at the University of Lethbridge".
Note: You are not required to complete Section D, 11 ("To support myself in Canada")
Work Permits will not be issued beyond the expiry date of your Study Permit; therefore you may need to apply for an extension of your Study Permit. Please refer to the International Student Centre for additional information.
Provide the Co-op Office with a copy of your Passport and your Study Permit.
Once the above have been received, the Co-op Office will prepare a letter of support for your application and will mail everything on your behalf.
Please note that you are not required to submit an application fee.
Once you have received a copy of your work permit, you MUST provide the Co-op Office with a copy.
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