ABOUT SFU

Born in 1965, Simon Fraser University has risen to become Canada's leading comprehensive university with the most community-engaged research and three thriving urban campuses in Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey. It boasts an international reputation for innovative teaching, cutting-edge research and community engagement, built upon strengths in the liberal arts and sciences, as well as interdisciplinary and professional programs. SFU has deep roots in partner communities throughout the province and around the world, empowering them to rise above.

SFU Programs

When you apply to SFU, you will choose a faculty and a program. But that’s just where you start. Once you’re here, you’ll have the freedom to explore different courses, programs and disciplines. Where your path takes you as you continue to rise above will be in your hands.

SFU Co-op Program

9,500

students in co-op education


C$5,016

Average income from 12-week placement


2,300

organisations recruiting co-op students locally and globally

Real-world experience to accelerate your growth

We are proud to have one of the largest Cooperative Education (co-op) programs in North America. Through it, you can explore career paths with paid work placements during your degree program. We offer co-op in all academic disciplines across 54 undergraduate and 10 graduate programs, with approximately 2,500 co-op work terms per year. You can be eligible for co-op once you transfer to SFU

Notable Work Placement Opportunities