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Study Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Canada

Canada is home to top universities that offer courses in AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a branch of computer science concerned with building smart machines. These machines perform tasks that otherwise require human intelligence such as self-driving cars, chess-playing computers, and personal digital assistants. With the role of AI growing rapidly in our lives, there will a huge demand for professionals skilled in the field in the time to come. 

Why study AI in Canada

AI programs are one of the most sought-after courses in Canada. Here’s why this can be the perfect career program for you:

  • Bright job prospects: According to the reports by the University of Toronto, AI firms have nearly doubled to 670 with the investment (both public and private) of more than $3 billion and to create approx. 50,000 job postings in the sector

  • Canadian economic goals: With the successful launch by the federal government of Pan-Canadian AI Strategy in the year 2017 with an investment plan worth $125 million for 5 years

  • Growth in the related sectors: Significant development in the health-related applications of AI has attracted a lot of private investments i.e., with an increase of 15% from 2015-2019 especially in cloud computing and cybersecurity

Career scope 

With the demand for AI professionals is rising in the world, there are multiple job opportunities available in the sector. Companies such as Deloitte, Bell, Labatt, KPMG, GALE, Accenture, Environics Analytics, and Teranet are always looking for fresh graduates. Most popular jobs after having pursued AI include –  Machine Learning Engineers, Data Scientists, Software Developers, Operations Analysts, Senior Data Scientists, Software Engineers, Software Team Leaders and Principal Software Engineer. 

With Microsoft and Samsung also expanding their research hubs in Montreal, looks like Canada will be a great choice for you to pursue your career here. If you have any doubts and queries on how to go about it, we’re always here to guide you. 

Updated on May 21, 2021

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