Economics and Mathematics

An investment that works

By hiring a CO-OP student from the University of Ottawa, you are investing in a winning combination! You get a motivated and enthusiastic employee while giving a student the chance to put their academic training to the test. The University of Ottawa is the place to recruit CO-OP students!

Only the top students are admitted to the program. Each one has achieved a cumulative grade point average of at least 6 out of 10 (a B average). Students begin their first work term after two complete years of study, giving them a strong academic foundation to help them succeed on the job. Students are available year-round.You may choose French-speaking, English-speaking or bilingual students. The sequence of work and study terms is shown below.

Skills that are in demand

By the time they begin their first work term, CO-OP students in Economics-Mathematics have successfully completed courses in

  • Micro- and macro-economic theory
  • Probability and statistics
  • Econometrics
  • Differential and integral calculus, linear algebra, algebraic structures
  • Computing principles
  • Logic
  • Discrete mathematics


At the same time, they develop independence as well as skills in critical thinking and synthesis, research, writing, communication, organization, statistical analysis and problem-solving. This training means interns will integrate quickly into your work environment, becoming a productive member of your team in no time.


Work/Study sequences

Sequence 1 - all students follow this sequence

Year of StudyFallWinterSummer
2StudyStudyWork 1
3StudyWork 2Study
4Work 3StudyWork 4
Examples of tasks at work
  • Analyzing domestic and international policy
  • Assessing policy positions and strategies
  • Data analysis
  • Decoding economic funding formulas
  • Detecting complex patterns
  • Developing statistical models
  • Doing statistical and cost-benefit analyses of international development projects
  • Interpreting statistical data
  • Planning and applying economic research
  • Preparing economic forecasts
Student salaries
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