Math Co-op

Most math students join the Co-op Education Program in the spring after the first year. This provides the best opportunities for students to complete their degree with co-op in four years versus five years. If a third-year math 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 four-year plan.

Work Term Sequencing Options

The following work term sequencing options are available to Math Co-op students.

four year plan join in first year alternating model

five year plan join second year internship model

five year plan join second year alternating model





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** 

*Calculation based on 35 hrs/wk, 45 weeks (15 wks/ 4 month semester),  before deductions**  

Math-related roles


$7875-$11,550 $23,625-$34,650



Potential Co-op Job Titles

  • Actuarial Assistant
  • Product Assurance
  • Research Assistant
  • Business Analyst
  • Systems Administrator
  • Statistician
  • Software Developer
  • Market Risk Analyst
  • Technical Writer
  • Risk Watch Analyst
  • IT Specialist
  • Info. Management
  • Java Developer
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Underwriting Assistant
  • Pension Analyst
  • Business Application Tester
  • Data Analyst
  • Economics Assistant
  • Bioinformatician
  • Network Analyst
  • Technical Support Analyst
  • Financial Analyst


Employers who Advertised Math Co-op Jobs

  • Blackberry
  • Morneau Shepell
  • Manulife
  • Royal Bank of Canada
  • Hydro One
  • TD Bank
  • Scotiabank
  • BMO
  • IBM
  • Equifax
  • SunLife Financial
  • Canadian Tire Corporation
  • Peel Regional Police
  • TK Maxx
  • Boeing
  • Imperial Oil
  • NSBI
  • Shell Canada  
  • Lilydale
  • Sofina Foods
  • Suncor
  • Syncrude
  • General Motors
  • Marsh & McLennan Companies
  • Gov of NS
  • City of Calgary
  • FortisBC
  • Telus