Hire the Best and Brightest Emerging Talent in BC / Yukon

Whether you're looking for an Accounting or Zoology major (or anything in between) our 15 post-secondary talent pools have the right staffing solution for you.

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The Provincial Authority On Co-operative Education

We represent 15 university, college and institute Co-operative Education talent pools across the BC / Yukon region.

Our Co-op Programs supply employers with fresh, emerging talent while empowering students to integrate paid, relevant work experience with their academic programs.

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Who is ACE?

ACE, the Association of Co-operative Education BC/Yukon, is committed to leading excellence in post-secondary experiential learning through Co-operative Education. We are a provincial non-profit comprised of all accredited, publicly funded post-secondary institutions in the BC / Yukon region that offer Co-operative Education programs.

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“Our Co-op students are productive from day one, and come with fresh thoughts and new ideas. They’re both bright and energetic, and that energy is very infectious.”

– John Simmons, CEO, Carmanah

15 Post-secondary Institutions
10K Students
300+ Co-op Programs
194 ACE Members

Paul's Co-op Success Story

Paul Kim is a biochemistry student at the University of Victoria. Passionate about science, he is committed to utilizing his education to have a far reaching, positive impact in healthcare…

2016-17 Industry Partner of the Year

The Association for Co-operative Education BC / Yukon is pleased to announce the recipient of the Industry Partner of the Year Award for 2016: Parks Canada

Gavin's Co-op Success Story

Learn more about 2016 ACE Co-op of the Year for the College category, Gavin Poole.

For Employers

Is Co-op the right option for my business?

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For Members

Explore the ACE network and learn how to connect with other Co-op practitioners.

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For Students

Co-op enables you to learn and earn while fulfilling your program/course requirements.

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News & Events

Co-op and WIL Week 2018

Across Canada, organizations involved with Co-operative education celebrate in March each year in recognition of the important contributions that work integrated learning makes to our country’s students, employers, and economy.

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Celebrating 25 Years of ACE

To kick off our ACE 25 year celebration, we have a new series dedicated to celebrating the historic changes ACE has gone through since it’s establishment

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Nicholas Petryszak, ACE President from 1994 -1995.


Thank you to our partners who continue to support Co-operative Education throughout British Columbia and the Yukon.