Dalhousie Statistics students are part of the largest group of statisticians in Maritime Canada, in a program that focuses strongly on applied research in environmental statistics, statistical genetics and bioinformatics. Statistics co-op students have the technical skills to gather and apply data to research, leading to informed decisions and objective conclusions. Statistics co-op students are in high demand in nearly every industry, including manufacturing, marketing, computing, healthcare, education, government, scientific research, consulting, agriculture and ecology.

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

Student skills

  • Data gathering & analysis
  • Statistical computing
  • Survey methods
  • Probability & statistical theory
  • Algebra, matrix theory, calculus
  • Regression & analysis of variance
  • Applied multivariate analysis


  • Government
  • Financial
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Oil and gas
  • Technology

Past roles

  • Product development assistant
  • Data analyst
  • Sales analyst
  • Survey technician
  • Project manager
  • Technology analyst

Past employers

  • Statistics Canada
  • Ontario Power Generation
  • Maple Leaf Foods
  • Morgan Stanley
  • CIBC
  • Imperial Oil Limited
  • Capital District Health Authority
  • Environment Canada
  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • IWK Health Centre

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  

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

Average pay rates during co-op

Hourly $ 15.00
Weekly $ 525.00


Faculty of Science: Statistics website.