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Data science and analytics programs in Canada are now open to international students

Posted on September 28, 2020
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According to the Dice 2020 Tech Job Report, the field of data science will be the fastest-growing job in technology in 2019, with a 50% year-over-year growth predicted for open positions. Overseas work opportunities for data scientists exist in the US and Canada where they appear in the top ten jobs for 2020.  This is good news for those thinking of pursuing a career in data science.

When companies must deal with huge amounts of data and have complex issues to solve daily, they hire data scientists. With the help of a data scientist, they can make crucial business decisions based on the data they have.

With an increasing number of companies and organizations relying on data insights and technology, Data Science and Analytics graduates can find job opportunities in most industries. The job positions they can apply for include data scientist, database developer, data analyst, data engineer, business analyst, cloud architect, data strategist, machine learning engineer, etc.

For those wishing to study abroad for a career in data science then Canada is a good option. The country offers data science and analytics courses at each study level. And the good news is that admissions are now open for there are various types of data science courses in Canada for 2021. Students who are qualified with a 3- or 4-year bachelor degree course can apply for these courses.

Some of these popular courses offered at data science colleges in Canada are:

Trent University – Peterborough 

Master of Science – Applied Modelling and Quantitative Methods – Big Data Analytics (Course Based)

Trent has a professional program which can be completed in 16 months. The focus of this course is on subjects such as practical skills in visualization, data mining, cloud-based approaches and parallel programming skills.

Georgian College – Barrie

Graduate Certificate – Big Data Analytics (BDAT)

Graduate Certificate – Artificial Intelligence – Architecture, Design, and Implementation (AIDI)

The courses offered at Georgian college enable students to collect, organize and correlate data and find employment in a wide range of industries which includes government, applied research, human resources, health care, and sales and marketing.

Loyalist College

Graduate Certificate – Artificial Intelligence and Data Science

This program prepares students for an exciting  career in the field of artificial intelligence (AI). This two-year post-graduate program provides students with the knowledge and specialized skills in AI and data science required for designing and building data-driven systems in various industrial sectors. Employment opportunities can be found in sectors like consulting firms, financial services, government, and international organization.

Conestoga College

Graduate Certificate – Big Data Solution Architecture (1448) (Optional Co-op)

In this course students will explore data science concepts, approaches and strategies for complex problem solving. They will learn how to plan effective strategies for company growth based on data analysis. The course will cover fundamental statistical and programming skills.

Okanagan College – Kelowna

Post-Baccalaureate Diploma – Marketing and Data Analytics

This two-year post-baccalaureate diploma is for students with a bachelor degree in any business or science program who are interested in a career in marketing and data analytics.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic – Regina

Graduate Certificate – Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics

This course provides students with the knowledge and advanced skills needed to design and develop data-driven systems in different industries in AI and data science.

The courses in data science in Canada are now open to international students.

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