Math & Stats


True problem solvers at heart and in-demand across nearly every industry, Dalhousie Math & Stats co-op students are trained in learning how to think so they can find solutions you can use.

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In a discipline that is highly relevant to all scientific fields and business professions, Dal 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.


Dal 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.

Student skills

  • Financial / actuarial math
  • Computing and math technology
  • Calculus: differential, integral, intermediate
  • Algebra: modelling, optimizing, analyzing, advanced
  • Data gathering and analysis 
  • Probability & statistical theory
  • Discrete structures
  • Abstract algorithms
  • Error analysis
  • Computer simulation
  • Survey methods
  • Applied multivariate analysis
  • Matrix theory


  • Meteorology
  • Conservation
  • Healthcare
  • Financial
  • Education
  • Information Technology
  • Software
  • Government
  • Oil & Gas

Past roles

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

Past employers

  • IWK Heath Centre
  • CIBC
  • Ontario Power Generation
  • Environment Canada
  • Imperial Oil Limited
  • 2nd Act Innovations
  • Capital District Health Authority
  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Statistics Canada
  • Maple Leaf Foods
  • Morgan Stanley

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 $ 20.00


Faculty of Science: Mathematics website.