Co-op Program Application

Application Process

Applications to the UBC Okanagan Co-op program will be completed through Canvas. The e-application  asks students to provide information on their work experience, volunteerism, education background, and personal considerations for choosing to pursue Co-op.

The e-application consists of three sections that students are required to complete in order to be considered for entry into the Co-op Program. Note that there is only one intake per academic year.

  • Part 1: Personal Information & Academic History
  • Part 2: Experience & Short Answer Questions
  • Part 3: One-way video interview



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Student applications for the 2021-22 Co-op intake are now closed.

To plan ahead for next year, connect with the Co-op Program Office. Applications typically open Set 1-30 each year.

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Evaluation Criteria

The Co-op Program Office is looking for candidates that demonstrate a keen interest in the Co-op Program, and have examples to prove their dedication to self-development, leadership and career maturity through previous experience. The e-application provides students with the opportunity to highlight these traits. In general, applicants are assessed on the following criteria:

  • Academic standing (minimum cumulative GPA of 70%) ​
  • Dedication to self-development, and ability to take a leadership role while representing UBC
  • Open-mindedness and willing to step outside of comfort zone
  • Developed communication, interpersonal, organization, and teamwork skills
  • Maturity and career motivation
  • Flexibility towards pursuing Co-op opportunities regardless of geographical location
  • Commitment to completing 3 work terms, or 12 months of Co-op Experience prior to graduation

All complete applications will be assessed after the application deadline. Applicants will receive an update on the status of their application on Oct.9.

Note: Students in Engineering need to apply though the UBC Applied Science Co-op Program by September 12. Students in Arts, Fine Arts, Human Kinetics, Management, Media Studies and Sciences may apply here before the September 30 deadline.