Business Co-op

Most business students join the Co-op Education Program in the fall of the second year. This provides the best opportunities for students to complete their degree with co-op in four years versus five years. If a third-year business student is interested in completing their degree with co-op, it will take five years to complete their degree with co-op. Most Co-op Education Programs in Canada will take 4.5 to 5 years to complete.

If a student would like to complete their degree with co-op in four years, please connect with the StFX Co-op Coordinator as soon as possible. The Co-op Coordinator and Academic Advising can assist with developing this plan. Course offerings can impact this plan.

Work Term Sequencing Options

Over the last couple of years, the following co-op work term sequencing options have been popular with StFX Business Co-op Students.

Model A (four-year plan)

 Year
Fall
Winter
Spring/Summer
1
Academic Term 1 (15 credits)
Academic Term 2 (15 credits)
 Take two online courses (6 credits)
2
Academic Term 3 (15 credits),  COOP 110-130
Academic Term 4 (15 credits)
Work Term 1                                   
(+online course, 3 credits)
3
Academic Term 5 (15 credits)
Work Term 2 (+online course, 3 credits)
Work Term 3
4
Academic Term 6 (15 credits)
COOP 405** (3 credits)
Academic Term 7 (15 credits)
 May graduation
*Plan is flexible. Please contact the StFX Co-op Coordinator for additional information and/or options.
**COOP 405 is completed in the month of September.

Model B (five-year plan)

Year
Fall
Winter
Summer
1
Academic Term 1 (15 credits)
Academic Term 2 (15 credits)
 
2
Academic Term 3 (15 credits)
Academic Term 4  (15 credits)
 
3
Academic Term 5 (15 credits), COOP 110-130
Academic Term 6 (15 credits)
Work Term 1
4
Work Term 2
Work Term 3
Work Term 4 (optional)
5
Academic Term 7 (15 credits) ,COOP 405
Academic Term 8 (15 credits)
 
*Plan is flexible. Please contact the StFX Co-op Coordinator for additional information and/or options.
**COOP 405 is completed in the month of September.
Rates of Pay    
Major  

Salary Range (Weekly)

min 35hrs/wk, before deductions**

 

How much you can make in 4 months

*Calculation based on 35 hrs/wk, 15 weeks, before deductions** 

*Calculation based on 35 hrs/wk, 45 weeks (15 wks/ 4 month semester),  before deductions**  

Accounting
$525-$770
$7875-$11,550 $23,625-$34,650
Enterprise Systems
$525-$1050
$7875-$15,750 $23,625-$47,250
Entrepreneurship
$525-$700
$7875-$10,500 $23,625-$31,500
Finance
$525-$770
$7875-$11,550 $23,625-$34,650
International Business
$525-$700
$7875-$10,500 $23,625-$31,500
Management & Leadership
$525-$700
$7875-$10,500 $23,625-$31,500
Marketing
$525-$700
$7875-$10,500 $23,625-$31,500
*Dependent on location, industry, number of work terms or courses completed, and etc. 

**Allowable deductions include those required by federal or provincial law, such as taxes and employment insurance premiums. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Potential Co-op Jobs

  • Accounting Analyst Co-op
  • Associate Technology Planner
  • Audit Assistant Co-op
  • Brand Co-op
  • Business Development & Sales Coordinator
  • Business Intelligence Co-op
  • Communications Co-op
  • Communications Coordinator Co-op
  • Co-op Corporate Accounting
  • Co-op CPA Articling Student
  • Co-op M&A Execution Analyst
  • Co-op Student-Quality Control
  • Co-op Student- Solutions Integrator
  • Co-op Finance
  • Co-op, IT support
  • Data Analyst Co-op
  • Developmental Comms Co-op
  • Digital Marketing Co-op
  • Digital Marketing Specialist
  • Digital Media Co-op 
  • Digitization in Manufacturing Co-op
  • Economic Analyst Co-op
  • Entrepreneurial Co-op
  • Events & Marketing Co-op
  • Events Coordinator Co-op
  • Financial Analyst Co-op
  • Hardware Installer Co-op
  • HR Assistant Co-op 
  • HR/Administration Coordinator Co-op
  • Information Tech Co-op
  • Investment Analyst Co-op
  • Investment Research Co-op
  • IT Consultant Co-op
  • IT Help Desk Co-op
  • IT Technician Summer Co-op
  • Jr Network Administrator Co-op
  • Junior Analyst Co-op, Credit Risk Management 
  • Jr Programmer Co-op 
  • Junior Social Media Strategist Co-op
  • Lifecycle Support Analyst Co-op
  • Management Co-op Intern
  • Marketing Associate Co-op
  • Marketing Co-op
  • Marketing Researcher Co-op
  • Marketing/Communications Co-op
  • Portfolio Analyst Co-op
  • Product Analyst, Asset Management Co-op
  • Product Verification Co-op
  • Project Coordinator Co-op
  • Project Coordinator-Telecom Co-op
  • Project Management Co-op
  • Quality Assurance Co-op
  • Revenue Audit Co-op Accounting
  • Sales Co-op
  • SAP Analyst Co-op
  • Software Developer Co-op
  • Strategic Marketing Co-op
  • Supply Chain Co-op
  • Treasury Analyst Co-op

 

Employers who Advertised and/or Hired StFX Business Co-op

  • ACOA
  • Accenture
  • Agrium
  • Atlantic Central-Halifax
  • BDO
  • Bell Aliant
  • CLV Group
  • CSE
  • Cabot Links
  • Canabo Medical Clinic
  • Canada Revenue Agency
  • Canadian Tire Corp
  • Capital One
  • Cargill
  • Cavendish Farms
  • Citco Canada
  • Clearwater Foods
  • Collins Barrow
  • East Coast Credit Union
  • EllisDon 
  • Enbridge
  • Enerplus
  • Enterprise Holdings
  • Ernst & Young
  • Grant Thornton
  • Great Canadian Sales Competition
  • Halifax Regional Municipality
  • Halifax Stanfield Airport
  • HSBC
  • Husky
  • Hydro One
  • IBM 
  • Imperial Oil
  • Inbound Marketing
  • Intact Financial
  • International Development Research Centre
  • Investors Groups
  • JD Irving
  • Killam Reit
  • KPMG
  • Kraft Canada
  • Labatt
  • Manulife Financial
  • Medavie Blue Cross
  • MEG Energy
  • MNP
  • Molson Coors
  • Morneau Shepell
  • National Capital Commission
  • National Energy Board
  • NSBI
  • Nova Scotia Golf Association
  • Ontario Power Generation
  • Parkland Fuels
  • Parks Canada
  • PepsiCo
  • Port Hawkesbury Paper
  • Proctor & Gamble
  • Property Valuation Services Corporation
  • Public Service Commission
  • RBC
  • RIM
  • Rio Tinto
  • Scotia Bank
  • St. Martha's Foundation
  • Statistic Canada
  • StFX University
  • Sobeys
  • Suncor
  • Syncrude 
  • Talisman Energy
  • Taylor Flooring Limited 
  • Telus 
  • The Magic Touch
  • Timelo Investments
  • TD Bank
  • Transport Canada
  • Velsoft
  • Venture for Canada
  • Volleyball NS
  • Wacky’s Flooring
  • Welch LLP