Admission requirements
  • Be registered full-time in the honours commerce program, no option
  • Have completed all your first-year course requirements, and be registered in your mandatory second-year fall and winter courses
  • Be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident or an international student (authorization or diplomat)
  • Have a minimum CGPA of 6

CO-OP programs have limited enrolment. Meeting the admission criteria does not guarantee you a place. Admission is based on your CGPA. We admit those with the highest CGPA first.

Work/Study sequences

Sequence 1 - by default, all students follow this sequence

Year of StudyFallWinterSummer
2StudyStudyWork 1
3StudyWork 2Study
4Work 3StudyWork 4

Sequence 2 - available to students hired for 12-month terms with the same company

Year of StudyFallWinterSummer
2StudyStudyWork 1
3StudyWork 2Work 3
4Work 4Study-

Course Schedule for Commerce

CO-OP fees

As a CO-OP student, you also pay CO-OP fees (announced every year by the Registrar) for the session before your first work term and then for every work term, up to and including your last one.

Some of our employers include
  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Alcatel-Lucent Canada Inc.
  • BDO Canada LLP
  • Canada Revenue Agency
  • Canadian Institute for Health Information
  • Environment and Climate Change Canada
  • Giant Tiger Stores Limited
  • Global Affairs Canada
  • Health Canada
  • IBM Canada Ltd.
  • Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
  • Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
  • Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
  • National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces
  • Natural Resources Canada
  • Public Services and Procurement Canada
  • Statistics Canada
  • Treasury Board of Canada
  • University of Ottawa
Examples of tasks at work
  • Database management (Excel)
  • Economic analysis
  • Maintaining websites
  • Organizing and chairing meetings
  • Organizing conferences
  • Preparing and revising PowerPoint presentations
  • Project management
  • Writing speeches and reports
Work term reports guidelines

You must submit your work term report through the CO-OP Navigator. The “Work Term Report” link can be found next to your work term, under the “My Evaluations” tab. The system will allow you to change or submit your report right up until the deadline for submission, and professors will be able to submit their comments and attach a corrected copy of your report online as well.

Telfer School of Management Work Term Report Guidelines

Academic coordinators
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