Allthough applications are accepted year-round, we strongly recommend you complete the application to the Co-op Program as soon as you are eligible. Jobs are posted from four to twelve months before the start date, so joining the program well in advance is a good strategy and leaves time to attend a workshop, have your resume approved, ready your documents and work on your interviewing skills before applying to co-op jobs.
International students may require additional lead time for obtaining a Co-op Work Permit (at no cost).
The following schedule shows important dates for the next recruitment cycle:
• Jan. 6, 2014: Summer positions (not already posted during 2013) start to go live on Co-op Job Board
• Jan. 8, 2014: Co-op Workshops begin
• Jan. 15, 2014: Apply to Co-op Program by this date for May 2014 positions not already posted in 2013
• Jan. 6-17, 2014: Attend an Intake Appointment for one-on-one resume help
• Jan. 17, 2014: Co-op postings start to close
• Feb. 5-7, 2014: Co-op Mock Interviews (register by January 31, 2014 @ 9am)
• Feb. 5, 2014: Co-op Interviews begin
• Feb. 10, 2014: Co-op Offers begin
To be eligible to apply for and to remain in the Co-op program you must have:
There is no fee for applying to and participating in the pre-work term portion of the co-op program. Co-op tuition is only paid when a student has accepted a co-op position and is registered in a Work Experience course. The tuition is tax deductible, maintains a student loan in interest-free status and preserves status as a full-time, continuing student for seniority, scholarships, loans, and benefits eligibilty.
Co-op tuition is $615.95 per semester as listed in the University Calendar for Undergraduates 2013/2014 (see Fees section). Please defer to the official calendar if there is any discrepancy. Additional administrative fees are also applicable.
The availability and number of co-op opportunities is dependent upon employers’ needs and labour market conditions. Co-op is not a placement, recruitment or staffing agency. The Co-op office does not "match" you with a job or employer.
However, the Co-op office does assist you with all aspects of the recruitment process and does the job search and follow-up for you. All positions are placed on a restricted Co-op job board open only to co-op students. Some positions are only available to U of L students. Other employers will hire throughout Alberta or Canada.
The co-op recruitment process mirrors that of the real-world, where applicants compete for available positions. Employers may post opportunities at a number of post-secondary institutions. Therefore, co-op placements cannot be guaranteed.
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