Dalhousie Economics students explore the logical use of the world’s finite resources, drawing fact-based conclusions for common problems. Economics students apply the scientific method to measure and analyze how individuals and organizations make economic choices.
In co-op, Economics students apply their knowledge and skills in various settings including banks, human resources offices, government offices, consulting agencies, essential service providers, and private businesses.

Student skills

  • Market competition
  • Trade policy
  • International trade
  • Economic trends
  • Data analysis
  • Data interpretation
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Public policy


  • Government
  • Financial
  • Mineral resources
  • Conservation
  • Analytics
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Natural resources

Past roles

  • Project manager
  • Economist
  • Data miner
  • Research assistant
  • Policy analyst
  • Survey technician
  • Technical assistant
  • Survey methodologist

Past employers

  • Statistics Canada
  • IWK Health Centre
  • Human Resources and
    Skills Development Canada
  • Environment Canada
  • Imperial Oil Limited
  • CIBC
  • Capital District Health Authority
  • Atomic Energy Canada
  • Endeavour Mining Corporation

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  

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

Average pay rates during co-op

Hourly $20.00


Faculty of Science: Economics website.