Economics (MA)

Admission requirements
  • Be registered full-time in the Master of Arts Economics program
  • Be registered in and subsequently pass a minimum of three courses in the first fall term
  • Have an admission average of (B+ or 75%) and maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 7.0 (B+ or 75%) in courses taken at the University of Ottawa
  • 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)
  • Start the program in the fall term (this is necessary due to CO-OP placement cycles)

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
  • Canada Revenue Agency
  • Employment and Social Development Canada
  • Environment and Climate Change Canada
  • Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC)
  • Global Affairs Canada
  • Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
  • Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
  • Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Public Services and Procurement Canada
  • Statistics Canada
  • 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
Student salaries
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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