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Why Science Co-op

Hiring from UM Science Co-op connects you with high-caliber talent and the opportunity to play a role in shaping the development of the next generation of leaders in the digital economy, research, and science.

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  • Located in the heart of Canada, the University of Manitoba Faculty of Science brings together a community of students, researchers, and faculty dedicated to discovery and innovation, in the field, in the lab, and in the classroom. With more than 50 degree programs and more than 5500 students, our faculty is a hub of unique voices in learning and discovery; all contributing to important conversations.

    Our students learn in an environment with a century-long tradition of expanding boundaries. From breakthroughs in wireless communications to the prevention of Rh diseases, HIV/AIDS, and the invention of Canola.

    Faculty members who guide our students leverage their expertise for practical problem-solving such as product development, customer behavior modeling, neurocomputing, data security, bioinformatics, and climate change adaptations.

Hiring process

There are four steps to the hiring process for Science Co-op:

  1. Posting your job
  2. Reviewing applications
  3. Interviewing
  4. Making an offer

To get started, please contact the Co-op office or the appropriate Co-op coordinator to get started.

Programs and skills

Salaries and funding

  • Salaries are at the discretion of the employer but should be competitive.

    Life and Physical Sciences, and Computational Sciences (Data Science, Mathematics, and Statistics): The hourly wage range for students is from the provincial minimum to $24.00, with an average wage of $15.00 per hour.

    Computer Science: The hourly in-town wage range for students is $18.50 to $29.00.

    You can also explore potential funding or wage subsidy programs.

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International employers

Science Co-op connects employers from around the world with our top achievers. They bring unique knowledge, resourcefulness, and ambition. Add the best and brightest of today’s young scientists to your organization.


Contact us

Science Co-op Offices
Engineering Information and Technology Complex (EITC)
EITC E2-482, 483, 484 and 499
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 5V6 Canada

Our office is open Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.