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Canada is a place which is known for the serene atmosphere and also the communities of friendly behaviour. The country is famous for its sparsely populated provinces (ten) and territories (three) and never fails to amaze people with its bitter, cold winters. All the degrees at UG, PG, doctorate level are available in the Canadian Universities or institutions.

In this article, we will specifically discuss the Master in Computer Science program in Canada. Undoubtedly, Canada is the destination of most of the students across the globe but before heading towards the country one should have every specific detail about the procedure to get into the program

Where to Study a Master in Computer Science in Canada?

Cities like British Columbia, Quebec and Ontario are the most popular destinations of study in Canada. Many of the famous and top institutions of academics in the world are located in these cities. According to the QS rankings, two highest-ranking Canadian universities include the University of Toronto and McGill University. Also included in the global top 200 are the University of British Columbia, University of Alberta, University of Waterloo, University of Calgary and Western University.

Canadian Universities offering Masters in Computer Science

There are a few of the top-notch universities which you should keep in the list if you are planning to pursue a Master of Computer Science in Canada. Some of them are mentioned below:

University of British Columbia (UBC)

Top University for its Computer Science department which was established in May 1968 as UBC Department of Computer Science, established in, is one of the top computer science departments in North America. Six major programs are there in the university that can be picked.

Mixed major can also be selected by the candidates, which is a benefit and gives many directions to select in future. There are also honours and other programs you might prefer, such as a software engineering program, so visit this faculty’s site and read everything about your future speciality.

University of Waterloo

The University of Waterloo was established in 1957 and is positioned itself as the innovation, transformational research and entrepreneurship leader very quickly.

No rush to choose the field in the first year as choices can be narrowed down in the second year of studies. The candidates willing to take admission in the Master in Computer Science program must note that the program is of 12-16 months duration and it will cost you around 11. 5 Lakhs in the first year. a 7.5 score in IELTS exam will be the requirement.

University of Toronto

The University of Toronto has courses related to the computer science field as MS in Computer Science and MS in Applied Computing. Every year, this university boldly takes first place in different categories and specialities. Computer science is a branch that Toronto University excels in because it is built on modern trends as well as technologies. In fact, it hopes to have up to 20% of international students within its ranks in the future, so you’re going to be warmly welcomed.

Also, there is one more program which is of duration 16 months and is applied for the research program, and it is named as M.Sc. Applied Computing program.

McGill University

The department of M.Sc. Computer Science program at McGill University is the School of Computer Science which is known as the leading centre for teaching and research for computer science in Canada. Both coursework and research are included in the program. This university is a highly innovative hub worldwide.

McMaster University

At McMaster University, the major focus is on academic research and development, which is industry-relevant. There are two options for a Master degree, i.e. thesis option or project and coursework option. It is to be decided when an offer of admission is made. If you pick this respectable uni, you’ll be joining the Engineering Faculty in the CS field of study.

University of Montreal

It has a vast department of Computer Science and Operations Research that allows devising the most intricate and relevant programs for students. Applied research, access to the latest technologies — you’ll be provided with everything you need. Note that this university is French-focused, so programs are held in this language.

Simon Fraser University

There are three major departments in the CS field at this university. With a team of supremely qualified professors, this educational hub has won many prestigious awards due to its CS proficiency, such as a Sloan Fellowship, NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement (DAS) grants, etc. Many international students are studying CS there, reaching up to 20%, so if you are from another country, you’ll enjoy your place there.

Why Study in Canada?

  • Education is the priority for the Canadians and degrees offered are in majority equivalent to the degrees that are offered in the USA or other commonwealth countries.
  • Canada is one of the safest countries to live and study in. The global peace index ranks Canada among the top safest countries.
  • Excellence in the field like Transportation, Computer Science, Telecommunication and Engineering is the key for Canadian universities.
  • You need to produce relevant documents, apply for IELTS or TOEFL and make sure your idea behind migrating sounds trustworthy enough to the visa officers.
  • Computer Science is combined with another field as well because of its various applications. Some of them are Statistics, Mathematics, Health Sciences, Commerce, Engineering etc.

Cost and Budget Requirement

Here are the basic admission requirements asked by institutions for admission in Computer Science in Canada, although different educational institutions in Canada demand different eligibility criteria:-

  • The average cost of study in Canada for a full-time postgraduate degree for an international student is approximately twenty thousand dollars
  • Based on the choice of program, the tuition fees may vary.

Admission Requirements to Study Computer Science in Canada

Degrees in Canada may last from three to four years, it can be undergraduate or postgraduate degrees. The requirements to apply are as follows:

  1. Twelve years of formal school education.
  2. A good IELTS/TOEFL score.
  3. Documents which are important or as mentioned by the institution in the brochure.

Job positions like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Data Science and developers bags salaries $100,000 or more for freshers as well as fresh out of school. Artificial Intelligence is a post of the field in which candidates have graduate degrees or PhDs.

Nowadays, there are a few similar streams as Computer Science and that is Cybersecurity and Cloud Computing. So, the employment opportunities for Computer Science professionals are high as computers have become an integral part of all organizations and sectors of the economy.

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