Finance

Admission requirements
  • Be registered full-time in the honours commerce program, Finance 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
1StudyStudy-
2StudyStudyWork 1
3StudyWork 2Study
4Work 3StudyWork 4
5Study--

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

Year of StudyFallWinterSummer
1StudyStudy-
2StudyStudyWork 1
3StudyWork 2Work 3
4Work 4Study-
5StudyStudy-

Course Schedule for Option in Finance (2015)

Course Schedule for Option in Finance (2010)

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.
  • American International Group (AIG)
  • BDO Canada LLP
  • Bank of Montreal (BMO)
  • Brookfield Renewable Energy Group
  • Canada Border Security Agency (BSA)
  • Canada Revenue Agency
  • Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC)
  • Desjardins Credit Union
  • Encon Group Inc.
  • Export Development Canada
  • FINTRAC
  • Global Affairs Canada
  • Health Canada
  • Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
  • Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
  • MD Financial Management
  • Microsoft Canada
  • PCL Constructors Canada Inc.
  • PSP Investments
  • Public Services and Procurement Canada
  • RBC Royal Bank
  • Scotiabank
  • Shared Services Canada
  • Shopify
  • TD Bank Group
  • University of Ottawa
Examples of tasks at work
  • Budget forecasts
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Invoicing
  • Reconciling bank statements
  • Research and analyze variances between budgetary figures and actual
  • Reversals of provisions
  • Setting up financial statements
  • Turning raw data into electronic spreadsheets 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

CO-OP Report Grading Rubric (v2181)

Academic coordinators
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