Climate & Environment Co-op

Most CLEN 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 CLEN 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

The following co-op work term sequencing options are available for CLEN 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

 

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** 

How much you can make completing 12 months of co-op experience

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

CLEN $525-$875 $7875-$13,125 $23,625-$39,375

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

Potential Co-op Job Titles

  • Wildlife Technician
  • Stewardship Co-op
  • Environmental Resource Intern 
  • Water Quality Analyst 
  • Project Assistant 
  • Conservation Intern 
  • Communications Coordinator Consultant  
  • Technical Assistant     
  • Research Assistant  
  • Lands and Resources Intern   
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Sustainability Intern 
  • Junior GIS Analyst  
  • Public Works Assistant  
  • Environmental Assistant
  • Environmental Auditor   
  • Product Developer   
  • Environmental Planner         
  • Student Environmental Officer 
  • Outdoor Ed. Assistant
  • Research Associate 
  • Water  Coordinator  
  • Environ & Energy Analyst 
  • Assistant Water Analyst
  • Policy Analyst 
  • Environmental Officer   
  • Sustainability Coordinator    

 

Employers who Advertised Employment Opportunities

  • Ducks Unlimited   
  • Environment Canada  
  • Fisheries & Oceans Canada 
  • Suncor 
  • Syncrude
  • Parsons Corporation
  • Siemens 
  • Parks Canada   
  • North Shore Environmental Consultants
  • Secure Energy Services  
  • Clean Nova Scotia       
  • Atlantic Can. Organic Reg. Network
  • Bird Studies Canada 
  • Transport Canada 
  • Canadian Tire Corporation
  • World Wildlife Fund Canada  
  • Statistics Canada     
  • City of Toronto 
  • Stantec  
  • Depts Natural Resources   
  • Liberty Utilities
  • Golder Associates
  • Vale (mining)  
  • Government of Canada 
  • City of Kingston             
  • McIntosh Perry 
  • City of Barrie
  • Secure Energy Services  
  • CPAWS Yukon
  • Nuclear Waste Management Association