Economics (MA)

Admission requirements
  • Be registered full time in the MA program in Economics
  • Be registered in and subsequently pass a minimum of three courses in the first fall session
  • Have and maintain a minimum CGPA of 7.0 (B+ or 75%) in courses taken at the University of Ottawa
  • Start the program in the fall term (this is necessary due to CO-OP placement cycles)
  • If an international student, pass the CanTEST language test (reading, writing, listening, speaking) administered by uOttawa’s Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute (minimum grade 4.5 out of 5; test can be taken in English or French)
  • Pay the required CO-OP fees (see below).

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 - all students follow this sequence

Year of StudyFallWinterSummer
1StudyStudyWork 1
2Work 2Study-

Sequence 2 - Other Option

Year of StudyFallWinterSummer
1StudyStudyWork 1
2StudyWork 2Study

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
  • Bank of Canada
  • Bank of Montreal (BMO)
  • CARE Canada
  • Canada Revenue Agency
  • Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC)
  • Competition Bureau
  • Environment and Climate Change Canada
  • Export Development Canada
  • Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
  • Natural Resources Canada
  • Public Services and Procurement Canada
  • Scotiabank
  • Statistics Canada
  • TD Bank Group
  • University of Ottawa
Examples of tasks at work
  • Analyze economic policy options
  • Carry out econometric research projects
  • Help build forecasting models
  • Monitor trends in key economic variables
  • Prepare presentations on current economic issues
  • Review the latest economic research
  • Write economic reports
How to apply

Masters programs

Apply to CO-OP after you've started your studies at uOttawa. You must have an admission average of 75% (B+) or higher.
Steps to follow in order to apply from the University via uoZone:

  • UoZone
  • From the Applications menu, click on CO-OP Navigator

If you have any questions about your application, please contact our office by phone at 613 562-5741 or by e-mail at

Application Deadline: September 30 of your first year of studies

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