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

Before being placed in their first work-term experience, CO-OP students in Finance have had a thorough introduction to balance sheets, income statements and cash flow statements. They have successfully completed courses in

  • Macro- and micro-economics
  • Mathematics
  • Computing principles
  • Statistics
  • Marketing
  • General and managerial accounting
  • Organizational behaviour


They then go on to further studies in finance, becoming familiar with areas such as Canadian financial and fiscal environments, corporate financing, investment decisions and fixed-income securities. At the same time, they develop professional skills in communication, professional ethics 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 - by default, all students follow this sequence

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

Sequence 2 - available to students hired for 12-month terms with the same company

Year of StudyFallWinterSummer
2StudyStudyWork 1
3StudyWork 2Work 3
4Work 4Study-
Examples of tasks at work
  • Budget forecasts
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Invoicing
  • Reconciling bank statements
  • Research and analyze variances between budgetary figures and actual
  • Reversals of provisions
  • Setting up financial statements
  • Turning raw data into electronic spreadsheets and reports
Student salaries
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