Co-op Work Terms

The MMPA Program has two co-operative work terms (for the 24m & 27m students) and one work term for 12m students as part of the degree requirement. In order to satisfy these degree requirements, students are responsible for finding full-time employment during each work term, which runs from January to April each year.

The MMPA Placement Team consisting of three employment officers supports this process, helping students with resume preparation, interview skills and presenting a professional image.  

Below is a snapshot of some of the few companies that recruit and our statistics based on the past three years:

Image title "Co-op work term placements", Light blue box with overlayed text that reads " Recruiting organizations, the following are just a few of the companies that recruit from the MMPA Program" Public Accounting Firms listed "Deloitte, EY LLP, KPMG LLP, Pricewaterhousecoopers LLP, BDO Cananda LLP, Collins Barrow, Crowe Soberman LLP, Fruitman Kates LLP, Green Chencinski Starkman Eles LLP, Lipton LLP, Nawaz, Taub & Wasserman LLP, SF Partnership LLP. Financial Institutions listed, " Bank of Montreal, CI Investments, RBC, Scotiabank, SGGGFund Services Inc., TD Waterhouse. Below list of companies shows a pie chart, title of Placements, based on the past 3 years. Text by pie chart indicates "Big Four" accounting firms in light green with 24% of the pie chart, Other public accounting firms in blue with 57% of the pie chart, Financial services in orange with 16% of the pie chart and other firms in purple with 3% of the pie chart. Statement at bottom of image in navy blue reads "91% of MMPA graduates obtain full-time employment within 6 minths post-convocation"

Potential employers are invited to post available employment opportunities in the Program office throughout the summer, and there is a formal on-campus interview period lasting two weeks in September. Throughout the summer, the Program sponsors workshops and activities directed at helping students find a co-op position.

Our students have been extraordinarily successsful in securing placements for the co-op work terms. Students may also have the hours spent working put towards their articling time required to be a Chartered Professional Accountant.

International Students

International students who plan to study in Canada but have not yet obtained their Canadian Citizenship or Landed Immigrant Status must obtain a Study Permit to study and a co-op Work Permit to complete the co-op work terms. It is the responsibility of the student to obtain these permits.

It should be noted that since strong communication skills are critical for success in this Program and in the business community, every effort should be made to enhance English communication skills prior to joining the Program.

Other institutes and Government Agencies

The Institutes:

CPA Canada

CFA Institute 


Government Agencies

Ontario Securities Commission


Bank of Canada

Securities and Exchange Commission

The Financial Accounting Standards Board

Edgar Database of Corporate Information

Internal Revenue Service

Governmental Accounting Standards Board

The General Accounting Office