Co-op and Work Experience Programs
Co-op plays a big part in the UVic experience! More than one in three students takes part in the program, which allows you to alternate terms in class with paid work terms in positions related to your field of study. We also offer a shorter, more flexible Work Experience Program (WEP) option.
UVic's co-op program is one of the largest and most respected in Canada, and our co-op grads are more likely to land a job sooner, be promoted faster and earn a higher salary than graduates who didn't take part in co-op.
Beyond co-op: Other experiential learning options at UVic
- Other types of experiential learning available at UVic (see "Gain experience before you graduate" tab)
Exceeding national standards
All UVic co-op degree programs are accredited by the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education (CAFCE).