Masters Degrees May Suggest Maturity of a Tech Ecosystem

The count of Masters degrees with program titles related to Data Science and Analytics may suggest the maturity of a tech ecosystem…and where large tech companies are more likely to invest.

In compiling a list of post-secondary programs across Canada, we see that both (the provinces of) BC and Ontario have several Masters’ level programs that reference “Data”, “Data Science”, or “Analytics”.   By comparison, Alberta currently has no Masters level programs identified as such.

Interestingly, Toronto, Ontario has made it on the shortlist of Amazon’s bid competition for its second head office in North America.  And Vancouver, BC just announced that Amazon will generate 3,000 new jobs in that city related to e-commerce, cloud and machine learning.

These profiles below help compare the 3 provinces.  They are derived from a data dashboard on the subject. Feel free to take a look and explore for yourself.

Pertaining to Data Science and Analytics Programs in Canada – April 2018:

Alberta:   0 Masters Programs

British Columbia (BC):   4 Masters Programs

Ontario:   8 Masters Programs

When you interact with the dashboard, it looks like this: