Graduate Profiles

Although the total number of data scientists and analytics professionals has doubled over the past four years, Canada Big Data Consortium reports that there is still a shortage of 19,000 professionals. MSc CDA can help you realize your career ambitions in the field of data analytics and big data. Since inception, nearly 100% of our graduates have received full time offers in a wide range of exciting jobs:

Data Analyst Software Engineer Full Stack Developer
Database and System Analyst Big Data Engineer BI Developer
Manager, Business Analytics Data Scientist Data Quality Analyst
Senior Solutions Architect Machine Learning Engineer Technical Account Manager
BI and Analytics Consultant Solution Engineer Senior Java Developer
Senior Technical Analyst ​​​​​​​Development/Research Engineer Senior AI Engineer


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The range of organizations that hire our students is equally diverse and impressive:

AI Dynamics Hanatech IoT  Nova Scotia Health Authority
Avanade HomeEXCEPT Nova Scotia Power
Axis Capital IBM Proposify
Bell Canada IMP Aerospace & Defence Quest Software
BMO Financial Group Infosys RBC
Canada Revenue Agency J.D. Irving RealForce
CGI Johnson Controls REDspace 
Citco KARV Data Consulting RSA Canada
Clinical Logistics Kent Building Supplies  Saint Mary's University
Consertia Kinduct Services Canada
Correnet KPMG Statistics Canada
Rotman School of Business Loblaw Companies Ltd Shopify
DeepSense Lockheed Martin Silverback Games
Deloitte Canada Maplewave Sureway Construction Group
Eastlink MathResources Tencent
Equifax Canada  Metamaterial Technologies  Town of Newmarket
Ford Motor Company Missing Link Technologies WoodsCamp
Halifax Regional Municipality Neilsen  

To support our commitment to professional development, MSc CDA partners with Saint Mary's University Career Services, who work directly with our students to create a strategy, tools and meaningful connections that enable them to transform their passion into careers. Our renowned International Centre also supports our graduate's career aspirations, including assistance with Canadian post-graduate work permit applications.

Tribe Network Graduate Student Scholarship and internship opportunity - Successful recipients receive $10,000. Applicants can submit anytime.

Our graduates to date have received three-year Post Graduate Work Permits. Many alumni are now Canadian Permanent Residents and moving towards citizenship.

Meet Our Graduates

Josh Weston, Director of Data Strategy, Government of Nova Scotia.

Josh Weston

I chose the MSc CDA program because of my deep interest in computing and the practical application of data science to real-world problems. As a working professional I was drawn to the program's comprehensive curriculum and the exposure it offered to cutting-edge technologies and expert faculty.

The opportunity to collaborate and innovate with peers of diverse experiences and backgrounds was instrumental to the learning experience. The program's commitment to fostering an inclusive and constructive environment provided an engaging learning experience and the opportunity to build lasting relationships with fellow students, many of whom I remain in contact with today.

The MSc CDA program's strong emphasis on critical thinking and problem-solving have served me well as a software engineer, data strategist, and thought leader. The knowledge and skills I acquired during my studies equipped me with a deep understanding of the latest trends in computing and data analytics, which have inspired my work as Director of Data Strategy with the Government of Nova Scotia. 

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Dinesh Kumar Govindaraj

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William Wells

Data Team Lead, Lixar
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