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Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.

After each work term, we calculate and publish the average weekly salaries for that term. The data comes from all geographic areas in which Laurier co-op students are employed, but salaries in the greater Toronto area tend to be the highest. Employers decide what salary to pay their students; we provide the data simply for your information.

Salary Data

Business and Economics Programs

Undergraduate Programs

First Work Term Average Weekly Salary:
May to August 2019 
Industry Highest Lowest Average
Industry/Commerce $975 $450 $694
Government $915 $547 $669
Financial Institutions $942 $563 $759
Chartered Accounting $962 $563 $776
Capital Markets* $1200 $508 $808


Second Work Term Average Weekly Salary:
January to April 2019
Industry Highest Lowest Average
Industry/Commerce $1245 $563 $764
Government $883 $563 $691
Financial Institutions $1442 $600 $813
Chartered Accounting $1077 $563 $806
Capital Markets* $1635 $600 $1035


Third Term Average Weekly Salary:
September to December 2018
Industry Highest Lowest Average
Industry/Commerce $1738 $561 $790
Government $1174 $525 $738
Financial Institutions $1077 $607 $902
Chartered Accounting $1000 $638 $824
Capital Markets* $1635 $577 $1022

 *Includes salaries for work terms completed in U.S.

Graduate Programs

Work Term Average Weekly Salary:
September - December 2018 
Industry Highest Lowest Average
Accounting (2.5%)
Consulting (2.5%) $956 $956 $956
Consumer Packaged Goods (7.5%) $1193 $800 $934
Financial Services - Capital Markets (30%) $1425 $692 $1088
Financial Services - Other (5%)
Government/Non Profit (12.5%) $827 $596 $677
Manufacturing (15%) $1313 $675 $848
Telecommunications (10%)
$938 $769 $825
Retail Trade (5%)
$863 $765 $814
Other* $862 $490 $713

*Includes Construction, Utilities, Accommodation and Food Services, and Transportation and Warehousing.

Arts and Science

May-August 2019 Work Terms
First Work Term Second Work Term
Industry Highest Lowest Highest Lowest
Academic $630 minimum wage $700 minimum wage
Federal - - $578 $578
Municipal $825 $531 $818 $525
Non-Profit $720 minimum wage $593 minimum wage
Private $929 $450 $994 $504
Provincial $675 $675 $618 $618
Overall Average $651

Sample Positions

Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Science Co-op Positions

Underwriting Analyst, AIG Canada, Toronto

Analyze financial statements, assist with quote generation and complete rating for exposure and pricing for underwriters.

Inclusion Support Worker, City of Kitchener, Kitchener

Enable a child with disabilities to participate fully in recreational activities at a municipal camp.

Software Prototyper, Deloitte, Kitchener

Create solutions for the firm and our clients using emerging technologies such as deep learning, machine learning, and blockchain.

Technical Writer, Ericsson Canada, Mississauga

Gather technical information and write and edit high-quality technical product documentation. 

Marketing and Communications Co-op, Fairventures, Kitchener

Coordinate and create reports, newsletters and presentations for stakeholders and use Google Analytics to analyze articles.

Volunteer Managing Co-Ordinator, Georgian Bay Folk Society, Owen Sound

Develop policies for screening volunteers, identify risk management strategies, and deliver training sessions.

Community Events Assistant, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, Kitchener

Promote and support fundraisers and physical activity programs, including Big Bike and Jump Rope for Heart.

Cataloguer, Muskoka Lakes Museum, Port Carling

Photograph and catalogue artifacts in the museum’s collection and cross-check records and inventories.

Back-End/Full Stack Developer, North60 Technologies, Mississauga

Handle database migration, test web applications and build and deploy features. 

Events and Social Media Co-ordinator, Reception House Waterloo Region, Kitchener

Promote fundraising and refugee awareness events by developing online and print marketing materials, and oversee the logistics of events.

Environmental Laboratory Assistant, Region of Waterloo, Cambridge

Sterilize equipment, maintain analytical instruments, prepare solutions, and treat chemical and biological wastes generated during tests.

Build Engineer, Sandvine, Waterloo

Contribute improvements and fixes for continuous, automated build systems that support the team’s software development life cycle.

Agriventure Counsellor, Steckle Heritage Farm, Kitchener

Plan, organize and lead educational and recreational activities and communicate with parents about their children’s experiences.

Recreation and Leisure Support Worker, The Safehaven Project for Community Living, Toronto

Organize and lead community outings and leisure activities for children with multiple disabilities and complex medical needs, and assist with individual therapy and support programs.

Business and Economics Co-op Positions

Software Development Intern, Amazon, Toronto

Work with Engineers to design and code software in areas of distributed systems, data mining, optimization, scalability and security.

Actuarial Analyst, Retirement Consulting, Aon Canada, Toronto

Provide technical and analytical support, interpret pension plan texts, calculate benefit entitlements and prepare option packages.

Analyst, Capital Reporting Co-op, Alectra Utilities, Vaughan

Assist in controlling the corporate capital budget and provide information on project costs and estimates.

Corporate Finance Co-op, ATS Automation, Cambridge

Assist in preparing journal entries and consolidated financial statements and reconciling general ledger accounts. 

Product Management Specialist, Axonify, Waterloo

Perform customer research, analyze market trends and communicate with customers and publishers.

Financial Services Analyst, Bayer Canada, Toronto

Analyze accounts, prepare income tax returns and oversee treasury reporting. 

Marketing Co-ordinator, D2L Incorporated, Kitchener

Draft and post marketing content, track programs and participate in the design of campaigns.

Co-op Analyst, Equities, Harbour Advisors/CI Investments, Toronto

Create analytical tools to value assets and valuation models to screen securities for potential investments.

Marketing Intern, Henkel Canada Corporation, Mississauga

Lead marketing projects, develop trade strategies and analyze data for all laundry and home care brands.

IT Co-op, John Deere Canada Financial Inc., Oakville

Analyze and evaluate business practices and information technology processes.

CPA Co-op, KPMG, Waterloo

Analyze and assess clients’ business processes and internal controls and recommend areas of improvement

Consulting Analyst Co-op, Career Rewards Practice, Mercer, Toronto

Analyze strategic, financial and organizational information about clients and conduct research into business strategies and compensation practices.

Supply Chain Co-op, PepsiCo Canada, Cambridge

Co-ordinate packaging, implement efficiency initiatives and build scheduling tools.

Customer Business Development/Sales Co-op, Procter and Gamble, Toronto

Conduct research into pricing, distribution, and loyalty programs and prepare reports.

Financial Analyst, RBC Capital Markets, Toronto

Perform financial modelling, forecasting and analysis and participate in research, audits and consulting engagements.

Global Capital Markets, Sales and Trading Internship, Scotiabank, Toronto

Assist in preparing client pitches and market commentary and support staff on the trade floor. 

Sales Analyst, Smucker Foods, Markham

Review competition, coordinate trade show events and mine point-of-sales data to analyze distribution.

Full Stack Developer, Socialpeeks, Waterloo

Using Rails, Postgresql, Python and Elasticsearch, build new ways to execute marketing campaigns.

Human Resources Assistant, Staples Canada, Richmond Hill

Review competition, coordinate trade show events and mine point-of-sales data to analyze distribution.

Retirement Actuarial Intern, Willis Towers Watson, Toronto

Provide actuarial support on health and group benefits or retirement programs and perform pricing analyses.


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