Economics and Public Policy

Admission requirements
  • Be registered full-time in the Honours Bachelor of Social Sciences in Economics and Public Policy program
  • Have a minimum CGPA of 6
  • Have completed all course requirements up to and including the fall term of second year
  • Be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident or an international student (authorization or diplomat)

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-

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
  • American International Group (AIG)
  • Canadian Radio-Television & Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)
  • Correctional Service Canada
  • Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
  • Public Safety Canada
  • Public Services and Procurement Canada
  • Quantics Consulting Group
Examples of tasks at work
  • Analyzing issues related to public policy and the public sector in a wide variety of areas, including labour, health and the environment
  • Assessing policy positions and strategies
  • Doing statistical, cost-benefit and trend analyses
  • Planning and applying economic research
  • Preparing economic forecasts
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.

You must include a cover letter or letter of transmittal along with your CO-OP work-term report in one PDF file.

For confidential Work-Term Reports, please make sure to submit your cover letter or letter of transmittal through the CO-OP Navigator by the deadline for submission.

Academic coordinators
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