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Both Math and Its Applications and Financial Mathematics offer optional co-op programs. Co-op adds one extra year, but gives you a competitive edge, embedding professionally-related working experience into your degree program.

You’ll have the opportunity to gain industry experience, build a professional network, develop soft skills, and get paid — all before you graduate.

“The co-op program is nothing short of excellent. I’ve developed interpersonal skills and gained valuable work experience in statistical analysis/business intelligence and programming in multiple languages. It’s been a great confidence booster for me.”

Paul Desroches, Financial Mathematics Co-op student

Employers & Opportunities

With campus located in the heart of downtown Toronto, co-op students often land work placements steps away, in the city’s commercial and financial sectors. Some of our students have worked for world-class employers in exciting roles requiring quantitative skills. 

TD Bank Financial Group

  • Information Security Analyst Co-op, Cyber-Fraud Threat Management
  • Analytics & Data Science Co-op
  • Business Systems Analyst


  • Analyst, Business Intelligence Systems
  • Business Analyst

Workplace Safety & Insurance Board

  • Co-op Student

BMO Financial Group

  • Big Data/Web Developer Co-op

Opseu Pension Trust (OPTrust)

  • Investment Analysts Assistant


  • Junior Defined Benefit Pension Administration Specialist

Six Degrees Medical

  • Finance Intern


  • New Accounts Intern


  • Support Specialist

City of Brampton

  • Business Systems & Smart City Analyst

Canada Revenue Agency

  • Analytics Student

RBC Financial Group

  • Data Analyst


  • Business Analyst


  • Project Control Officer

Willis Towers Watson

  • Summer Compensation Analyst

Bell Canada

  • Computer Security

Fidelity Investments

  • Emerging Technologies Student

Quick Facts:

Program Length: 5 years, full-time
Work Terms: 16 weeks (35-40 working hours per week)
Total Experience Gained: Four work terms
When to Apply: No need to decide right away. Apply after your first year of study.

Find out more about how co-op works.

Benefits of Co-op

Co-op gives you so many benefits. You'll have the chance to:

  • Apply your mathematics knowledge in a real-world work setting
  • Add industry-related experience to your resume before you even graduate
  • Build a professional network and develop your interpersonal, teamwork and communication skills
  • Earn a salary while you study  

Co-op Work Terms

Co-op students alternate between study and work terms. Most work placements last a single term, but depending on the employer and with approval from the department, some students may work for longer, extended work terms. Below are some sample work/study schedules.

Semester Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5
Fall Study Study Study WKT 605 Study
Winter Study Study WKT 505 Study Study
Spring/Summer Free WKT 405 WKT 506 WKT 606 Graduation