Admission requirements
  • Be registered full-time in the Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Option or specialization in Accounting) program
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 6 in courses taken at the University of Ottawa
  • Have completed all course requirements for first and second year of the program according to the program's course sequence

Students who do not follow the course sequence due to equivalencies granted at the time of admission must communicate with the Undergraduate Office of the Telfer School as soon as possible, and no later than the end of their first study term, to discuss their eligibility with an Academic Advisor.

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.

Note: Once you are officially admitted to the co-op program, in other words, once an offer of admission has been sent to you from the CO-OP Office, you must attend a mandatory workshop before accepting your offer of admission. Please note that this workshop takes place in the in March of your 2nd year and you must make yourself available and register.

Work/Study sequences

Sequence 1 - students hired by a CPA Firm for their 1st work term will follow this sequence

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

Sequence 2 - by default, all students follow this sequence (see note for sequence 1)

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

Course schedule for Option in Accounting 

Course schedule for Specialization in Accounting 


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
  • BDO Canada LLP
  • Baker Tilly
  • Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • Crowe BGK
  • Deloitte LLP
  • Ernst & Young LLP
  • Federal and municipal governments
  • Ginsberg, Gluzman, Fage & Levitz, LLP
  • Hendry Warren LLP
  • Logan Katz LLP
  • Marcil Lavallée
  • McCay Duff
  • Office of the Auditor General of Canada
  • Parker Prins Lebano
  • PwC
  • Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  • Vaive & Associates
  • Welch LLP
Examples of tasks at work
  • Creating financial statements for small businesses
  • Doing reconciliations
  • Preparing preliminary tax returns
  • Reversals of provisions
  • Reviewing and interpreting policies
  • Turning raw data into accounts and financial statements
Student salaries
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.

For confidential Work-Term Reports, please review guide and some instructions have been updated.

Academic coordinators
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