Rates of Pay

Salary and wages are determined purely by the employer; however, salaries must meet the minimum wage requirements in the location of employment.


Summary of 2017 Co-op position salaries, across all Science programs:

SectorAverage Hourly Salary

Academia

$12.32

Government

$16.28

Hospital

$13.19

Industry

$17.91

*Note: In Ontario, minimum wage in 2017 was $11.40 to 11.60/hour. The 2018 minimum wage is $14/hour. In January 2019, the minimum wage will rise to $15/hour.
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