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Co-op & Careers

Lead to rewarding careers

Studying Accounting or Finance can lead to rewarding careers in a wide variety of sectors and industries. Our goal is to give you the tools you need to secure the right job after graduation.

We foster relationships with industry leaders, major accounting firms and regulatory bodies to ensure students have access to networking events, in-class workshops, real-world experience and employment opportunities. 

Co-op Education

Real-world experience is a key to standing out in a competitive job market. Gain career-related, real-world work experience in a wide variety of sectors through our co-operative education program. With full-time staff dedicated to Accounting and Finance Co-op students, you will receive personalized individual support throughout your studies to help you make the most of your experience.

PwC Canada is excited to continue working alongside the School of Accounting & Finance to recruit passionate Ryerson students and graduates.

Ryan Taylor, PwC Canada

Co-op Student Stories

Co-op Salaries

The wages listed above represent a compilation of historical salary and wage data reported by students and employers. Salaries and wages are subject to change based on employer preferences and prevailing wages in various industry sectors.

The actual salary/wage a student will receive is determined by the employer during the hiring process. The rates above are presented in dollars per hour before deductions.

Estimated based on comparable wages of co-op students across Ontario.

[SAF] students are well-prepared and eager to showcase their many talents. TD has found that students have the right skills and demonstrate professionalism. While participating in several networking events, we have noticed students are well-rounded and able to showcase solid leadership and communication skills.

Nancy Moulday, TD Bank Group

Career Options


  • Accountant
  • Audit and Assurance
  • Fund Accountants
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Controller
  • Payroll Administrator
  • Account Receivable Clerk
  • Debt Recovery Associate 


  • Compliance
  • Investment Banking
  • Specialized Investment Advisors
  • Risk Management
  • Business Analyst
  • Risk Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Project Managers

Undergrad Degrees

Master's Diploma

Earn up to
$23 per hour as a co-op student  

18 senior executives
        dedicated to
        student support

In-Demand Skills

At the School of Accounting & Finance we focus on the development of the skills that are in-demand by leading employers today.

Become an expert in Excel and other technical skills while you also develop your communication, professionalism, attention to detail, multi-tasking, and initiative-taking.

Accounting & Finance students also have access to skills development resources through the Business Career Hub, opens in new window, TRSM's in-house source for innovative career solutions that support students’ dreams and foster strong business and community relationships.

Business Career Hub

The Business Career Hub provides TRSM students and alumni with support, workshops and events related to skills development and career assessment.

You may also book a one-on-one appointment with a Career Consultant with a specialized focus in Accounting or Finance. 

Visit the Business Career Hub, opens in new window website for more information.


Network with employers and industry leaders through on-campus professional events featuring major banking, telecomm, accounting, and government organizations. Blue-chip employers include the Big Four accounting firms: Ernst & Young, Deloitte, PwC, and KPMG; Imperial Oil, Canada Customs & Revenue Agency, TD Canada Trust and RBC Financial Group.

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