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After each work term, we calculate and publish the average weekly salaries for that term. The data comes from all geographic areas in which Laurier co-op students are employed, but salaries in the greater Toronto area tend to be the highest. Employers decide what salary to pay their students; we provide the data simply for your information.

Salary Data

Undergraduate Business and Economics Programs

First Work Term Average Weekly Salary:
May to August 2020 
Industry Highest Lowest Average
Industry/Commerce $1000 $525 $729
Government $915 $525 $719
Financial Institutions $1050 $625 $791
Chartered Accounting $962 $615 $799
Capital Markets* $1150 $563 $794

 

Second Work Term Average Weekly Salary:
January to April 2020
Industry Highest Lowest Average
Industry/Commerce $1327 $581 $768
Government $1136 $563 $718
Financial Institutions $1202 $600 $839
Chartered Accounting $942 $563 $809
Capital Markets* $1635 $634 $985

 

Third Work Term Average Weekly Salary:
September to December 2020
Industry Highest Lowest Average
Industry/Commerce $1654 $563 $801
Government $1244 $620 $895
Financial Institutions $1250 $630 $895
Chartered Accounting $1019 $712 $860
Capital Markets $1700 $692 $1099


*Includes salaries for work terms completed in U.S.

Undergraduate Arts and Science

May-August 2020 Work Terms
First Work Term Second Work Term
Industry Highest Lowest Highest Lowest
Academic $700 minimum wage $630 $560
Federal $709 $662 - -
Municipal $713 $618 $890 $568
Non-Profit $529 minimum wage minimum wage minimum wage
Private $808 minimum wage $1063 minimum wage
Provincial $596 $596 $735 $735
Overall Average $649

Graduate Programs

Work Term 1, May-August 2020 Weekly Salary
(includes Master of Arts in Communication Studies, Master of Arts in Business Economics, Master of Applied Computing)

Industry Highest Median
Accounting $846 $846
CPG/Manufacturing/Retail $950 $950
Financial Services - Other $975 $956
Government/Non Profit $750 $729
Other* $900 $900

*Includes Mining. 

Work Term 1, January-April 2020, Weekly Salary
(includes Master of Business Administration, Master of Finance)

Industry Highest Average
Accounting $827 $750
Consumer Packaged Goods $942 $806
Financial Services - Capital Markets $1,538 $731
Financial Services - Other $942 $938
Government/Non-Profit $922 $827
Technology/Telecommunications $769 $750
Other* $750 $713

*Includes Consulting, Information and Cultural Industries, and Transportation and Warehousing.

Work Term 2, September - December 2020 Weekly Salary
(includes Master of Applied Computing, Master of Arts in Business Economics, Master of Business Administration, Master of Finance)

Industry Highest Average
Accounting $923 $865
Consulting $975 $872
Consumer Packaged Goods/Manufacturing/Retail $950 $788
Financial Services - Capital Markets $1,538 $1,163
Financial Services - Other $1,346 $975
Government/Non Profit $825 $825
Health Care $1,032 $691
Technology/Telecommunications $770 $770
Other* $900 $881

*Includes Construction and Mining.

Sample Positions

Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Science Co-op Positions

Underwriting Analyst, AIG Canada, Toronto

Analyze financial statements, assist with quote generation and complete rating for exposure and pricing for underwriters.

Inclusion Support Worker, City of Kitchener, Kitchener

Enable a child with disabilities to participate fully in recreational activities at a municipal camp.

Software Prototyper, Deloitte, Kitchener

Create solutions for the firm and our clients using emerging technologies such as deep learning, machine learning, and blockchain.

Technical Writer, Ericsson Canada, Mississauga

Gather technical information and write and edit high-quality technical product documentation. 

Marketing and Communications Co-op, Fairventures, Kitchener

Coordinate and create reports, newsletters and presentations for stakeholders and use Google Analytics to analyze articles.

Volunteer Managing Co-Ordinator, Georgian Bay Folk Society, Owen Sound

Develop policies for screening volunteers, identify risk management strategies, and deliver training sessions.

Community Events Assistant, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, Kitchener

Promote and support fundraisers and physical activity programs, including Big Bike and Jump Rope for Heart.

Cataloguer, Muskoka Lakes Museum, Port Carling

Photograph and catalogue artifacts in the museum’s collection and cross-check records and inventories.

Back-End/Full Stack Developer, North60 Technologies, Mississauga

Handle database migration, test web applications and build and deploy features. 

Events and Social Media Co-ordinator, Reception House Waterloo Region, Kitchener

Promote fundraising and refugee awareness events by developing online and print marketing materials, and oversee the logistics of events.

Environmental Laboratory Assistant, Region of Waterloo, Cambridge

Sterilize equipment, maintain analytical instruments, prepare solutions, and treat chemical and biological wastes generated during tests.

Build Engineer, Sandvine, Waterloo

Contribute improvements and fixes for continuous, automated build systems that support the team’s software development life cycle.

Agriventure Counsellor, Steckle Heritage Farm, Kitchener

Plan, organize and lead educational and recreational activities and communicate with parents about their children’s experiences.

Recreation and Leisure Support Worker, The Safehaven Project for Community Living, Toronto

Organize and lead community outings and leisure activities for children with multiple disabilities and complex medical needs, and assist with individual therapy and support programs.

Business and Economics Co-op Positions

Software Development Intern, Amazon, Toronto

Work with Engineers to design and code software in areas of distributed systems, data mining, optimization, scalability and security.

Actuarial Analyst, Retirement Consulting, Aon Canada, Toronto

Provide technical and analytical support, interpret pension plan texts, calculate benefit entitlements and prepare option packages.

Analyst, Capital Reporting Co-op, Alectra Utilities, Vaughan

Assist in controlling the corporate capital budget and provide information on project costs and estimates.

Corporate Finance Co-op, ATS Automation, Cambridge

Assist in preparing journal entries and consolidated financial statements and reconciling general ledger accounts. 

Product Management Specialist, Axonify, Waterloo

Perform customer research, analyze market trends and communicate with customers and publishers.

Financial Services Analyst, Bayer Canada, Toronto

Analyze accounts, prepare income tax returns and oversee treasury reporting. 

Marketing Co-ordinator, D2L Incorporated, Kitchener

Draft and post marketing content, track programs and participate in the design of campaigns.

Co-op Analyst, Equities, Harbour Advisors/CI Investments, Toronto

Create analytical tools to value assets and valuation models to screen securities for potential investments.

Marketing Intern, Henkel Canada Corporation, Mississauga

Lead marketing projects, develop trade strategies and analyze data for all laundry and home care brands.

IT Co-op, John Deere Canada Financial Inc., Oakville

Analyze and evaluate business practices and information technology processes.

CPA Co-op, KPMG, Waterloo

Analyze and assess clients’ business processes and internal controls and recommend areas of improvement

Consulting Analyst Co-op, Career Rewards Practice, Mercer, Toronto

Analyze strategic, financial and organizational information about clients and conduct research into business strategies and compensation practices.

Supply Chain Co-op, PepsiCo Canada, Cambridge

Co-ordinate packaging, implement efficiency initiatives and build scheduling tools.

Customer Business Development/Sales Co-op, Procter and Gamble, Toronto

Conduct research into pricing, distribution, and loyalty programs and prepare reports.

Financial Analyst, RBC Capital Markets, Toronto

Perform financial modelling, forecasting and analysis and participate in research, audits and consulting engagements.

Global Capital Markets, Sales and Trading Internship, Scotiabank, Toronto

Assist in preparing client pitches and market commentary and support staff on the trade floor. 

Sales Analyst, Smucker Foods, Markham

Review competition, coordinate trade show events and mine point-of-sales data to analyze distribution.

Full Stack Developer, Socialpeeks, Waterloo

Using Rails, Postgresql, Python and Elasticsearch, build new ways to execute marketing campaigns.

Human Resources Assistant, Staples Canada, Richmond Hill

Review competition, coordinate trade show events and mine point-of-sales data to analyze distribution.

Retirement Actuarial Intern, Willis Towers Watson, Toronto

Provide actuarial support on health and group benefits or retirement programs and perform pricing analyses.

Graduate Co-op Positions

MASTER OF APPLIED COMPUTING (MAC) CO-OP

Software Prototyper, DSpace Co-op, Deloitte, Kitchener

The Software Prototyper works with a team of developers and innovators in an agile scrum environment to solve real-world business problems using emerging digital technology solutions including AI, Blockchain and IoT. The Prototyper has the opportunity to explore new ideas, utilize a range of software and technical skills, and deliver engaging prototypes for customers inside Deloitte.

MASTER OF ARTS IN BUSINESS ECONOMICS (MABE) CO-OP

Analyst, Economic Research Co-op, OMERS, Toronto 

As an Analyst, Economic Research Co-op at OMERS Capital Markets, students maintain databases, presentation materials, and analytical tools. They monitor, analyze and produce research on economic and financial developments and assist in the preparation of internal and external reports. Analysts are self-starters who provide research assistance as needed to the Economic Research team.

MASTER OF ARTS IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES CO-OP

Communications Assistant, Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, Waterloo

These students have a passion for communicating and helping businesses accelerate growth through communications support to the Public Affairs and Ministerial Services team and/or the Manager of Corporate Affairs and Information Services team. Students support internal and external events, develop content for social media accounts, and may contribute to web articles, reports, and other content.

MASTER OF FINANCE (MFIN) CO-OP

Corporate Banking Analyst, Scotiabank, Toronto

Corporate Banking Co-op Analysts are highly motivated students given a broad range of assignments including research and analysis, borrower credit risk analysis, and assistance with the credit process by participating in transaction analysis.

Investment Banking Analyst, BMO, Toronto

Co-op Analysts are assigned to a specific Investment Banking product or industry group for the term. Students have a strong work ethic and excellent interpersonal skills; their responsibilities include valuation analysis, financial modelling, research, and contributions to presentations.

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA) CO-OP

Marketing Student, Phillips Canada, Markham

Marketing students work in the Healthcare division within the Sales Support and Marketing Department. Co-ops are assigned marketing responsibilities such as creating marketing collaterals, tradeshows visuals, business analytics and introducing new products in Canada.

Capital Markets Intern, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Toronto

Co-op opportunities exist across eight groups in Capital Markets. Daily responsibilities vary in each group but generally involve building market analytics, vetting and running profit-and-loss and risk reports, and engaging in research for new and current investment strategies. In addition to daily work, students participate in a term-length portfolio management case.

 

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