KPU Spring 2021 Co-op – Environmental Protection Technology

The Career Development Centre at Kwantlen Polytechnic University is now posting co-op roles for Spring 2021

As students move into the fall semester, and employers will be welcoming their fall co-op work-term students, we are here ready to help you get a jump start on Spring.

Currently we are posting roles which will start in January.  In response to the pandemic the Co-op Office is encouraging employers to accept remote working roles as well as onsite.

The Environmental Protection Technology (EPT) program offers work terms in 4- or 8-month duration.  Students receive hands-on training making them ready to hit the ground running when they work with you.  The program provides a working knowledge of physical and life sciences including; general biology, ecology, toxicology, chemistry, physics, and statistics.  Specific topics include: water and soil field sampling; solid, liquid and air treatment methods; hazardous goods and waste handling methods; WHMIS implementation and compliance evaluation; emergency planning and spill response methods; recycling and waste minimization program design; and environmental issues analysis.

Along with hiring talent for co-op work terms, you are building a pool of candidates for future permanent employment opportunities.  This value-add helps save time and costs for recruitment and training later.  Having a pool of co-op students you previously worked with grants valuable insight into their fit with your organization.

Please send co-op job descriptions to for posting.  Although roles are accepted now and throughout the Fall term, we strongly encourage submitting roles by early December for best student application response.

Do you have a co-op role that is posted every term, or have an open co-op program continuously accepting applications?  If so, please contact Nadine at

Interested in potential wage subsidy and funding opportunities? Check out the Employer Funding Page.

For more information about the Co-op program, contact

Best regards,
Career Development Centre
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
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