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Co-op Education Program

Co-Op Education Program

StFX Co-op students experience the advantage that comes from getting advanced training in the career of their choice — before they graduate. As a co-op student, you’ll gain valuable industry insight, contacts and a year or more of paid, professional work experience that also counts as 3 credits towards your degree.

Co-operative Education is an investment that gives you the opportunity to integrate classroom learning with relevant, real-world experience in industry, government, social services, business and more. Choose either 12 or 16 months of work experience.

Benefits of Co-op:

  • Get professional career coaching
  • Choose from a range of work term options that integrate into your educational program
  • Work in locations across Canada, the US, or abroad while earning income and credit toward your degree
  • Build a professional resume and portfolio that can help land your ideal job after graduation 
  • Get real-world perspective on the type of work you’d like to do

Co-ops available:

  1. Bachelor of Business Administration: All majors
  2. Bachelor of Science: Majors Biology, Computer Science, and Math
  3. Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition
  4. Bachelor of Arts: Majors Computer Science and Math
  5. Bachelor of Arts and Science in Health
  6. Bachelor of Arts and Science in Climate and Environment

Who can Apply to Co-op?

Second or third-year students in the above programs with a first year average of 65% or over, and a second year average of 70% or over.

Note: You’ll need to attend all professional development seminars and return to StFX after your work term to complete your final term and Co-op 405.


The total cost of the Co-op Education program is $3,300. Find our more about Co-op Fees and Deadlines.

12 to 16

That’s how many months you’ll spend getting valuable, paid, professional work  experience through the Co-op Program.

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