Earth Science students join the Co-op Education Program in the spring after the first year. This provides students the best opportunities to complete their degree with co-op in four years versus five years. If a third-year earth science student is interested in completing their degree with co-op, it will take five years to complete their degree with co-op. Most Co-op Education Programs in Canada will take 4.5 to 5 years to complete.
If a student would like to complete their degree with co-op in four years, please connect with the StFX Co-op Coordinator as soon as possible. The Co-op Coordinator and Academic Advising can assist with developing this plan. Course offerings can impact this plan.
Work Term Sequencing Options
Earth Science co-op students can select one of the following work term options.
Rates of Pay
As Earth Science is a new co-op program for us, we conducted research regarding rates of pay.
Rates of Pay
Salary Range (Weekly)
min 35hrs/wk, before deductions**
How much you can make in 4 months
*Calculation based on 35 hrs/wk, 15 weeks, before deductions**
How much you can make completing 12 months of co-op experience
*Calculation based on 35 hrs/wk, 45 weeks (15 wks/ 4 month semester), before deductions**
**Allowable deductions include those required by federal or provincial law, such as taxes and employment insurance premiums.
Potential Co-op Job Title
- Environmental Co-op
- Co-op Student Geologist
- Research Assistant
- Data Analyst
- Science Facilitator
- Technician Co-op
- Water Quality Analyst
As Earth Science is a new co-op program for us, we conducted research regarding potential co-op jobs.
As Earth Science is a new co-op program for us, we conducted research regarding potential employers.
- Oil, Gas, Mining, Natural Resources
- Federal Government
- Provincial Government
- Engineering Consulting
- Environmental Consulting