In a discipline that is highly relevant to all scientific fields and business professions, Dalhousie Mathematics students are undeviating solution-finders who consider every angle to reach the root of complex problems. Specializing in actuarial and financial math or applied and computational math, Mathematics co-op students are a positive addition to settings including insurance agencies, research projects, tech firms, government offices, and private businesses.

Please note that Mathematics co-op is no longer accepting new students. Previously enrolled Mathematics co-op students remain available for hire by employers.

Student skills

  • Financial / actuarial math
  • Computing and math technology
  • Calculus: differential, integral, intermediate
  • Algebra: modelling, optimizing, analyzing, advanced
  • Discrete structures
  • Abstract algorithms
  • Error analysis
  • Computer simulation


  • Meteorology
  • Conservation
  • Healthcare
  • Financial
  • Education
  • Information Technology
  • Software

Past roles

  • Wind and wave validator
  • Research assistant
  • Data analyst
  • Resource developer
  • Software quality assurance intern
  • Project assistant
  • Survey technician
  • Investment analyst
  • Sales analyst

Past employers

  • IWK Heath Centre
  • CIBC
  • Ontario Power Generation
  • Environment Canada
  • 2nd Act Innovations
  • Capital District Health Authority
  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Work term schedule

  Fall Winter Summer
2nd year Study Study Work term 1
3rd year Study Work term 2 Study
4th year Work term 3 Study Break
5th year Study Graduation  

Mathematics co-op student work term schedules may vary from the example displayed above.

Average pay rates during co-op

Hourly $ 15.55
Weekly $ 576.00


Faculty of Science: Mathematics website.