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Job trends of Data Scientist in Canada, 2023-24

Posted on January 7, 2023
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Why work in Canada as a Data Scientist?

  • 1M+ job vacancies are available in Canada.
  • Data Scientist, an in-demand occupation in Canada
  • 14% Job growth rate is expected in Canada for Data Scientists
  • Get paid up to CAD 79,180.80 per annum
  • Mandatory employee benefits
  • Can immigrate as a Data Scientist through 6 pathways
  • 5 provinces pay the highest wages for Data Scientists

*Check your eligibility to Canada through Y-Axis Canada Immigration Points Calculator.

About Canada

Canada is a highly developed mixed market in the economy. It will be the eighth-largest GDP nominal in 2022. It is considered one of the top countries to live, work and settle in due to its highly available opportunities. It is one of the favored destinations for millionaires to relocate.

Canada has exceeded its immigration target for 2022, and it’s a historic year for the country in immigrating foreign immigrants. Approximately 5.2 Million applications for temporary residence, permanent residence, citizenship, and other permits were processed by IRCC Canada.

Canada has been inviting newcomers as new PRs to the country as it has chronic shortages in with Canadian workforce market across various sectors. Due to the aging population and lack of skilled workers, Canada has more than 1 Million job vacancies. In order to fill the gaps, the country has set its Immigration levels to plan for 2023-2025 and has decided to welcome 500,000 newcomers per year till 2025.

The following table displays the plan for immigration using various programs.

Immigration Class 2023 2024 2025
Economic 2,66,210 2,81,135 3,01,250
Family 1,06,500 114000 1,18,000
Refugee 76,305 76,115 72,750
Humanitarian 15,985 13,750 8000
Total 4,65,000 4,85,000 5,00,000

Canada offers 100+ immigration routes for foreign immigrants under TFWP and IMP. Individuals can even search for a job after entering Canada.

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Job trends in Canada, 2023

Around 1 million job vacancies are empty in Canada across various sectors. Nearly 40% of Canadian businesses are thriving for skilled individuals as the country needs more availability. Most employers are interested in recruiting foreign immigrants to fill vacant jobs for months.

Most of the Canadian provinces and territories have maximized their immigration allocations to attract highly educated, skilled foreign immigrants to the country. The unemployment rate is nearly 5.2%, and the job vacancy rate is around 5.7%.

The payroll in employment is increased for most sectors in the country, which is 0.8%. The trends of increase in employment are observed in provinces like British Columbia, Manitoba, Newfoundland & Labrador, Ontario, Quebec, and Prince Edward Island. Recently Ontario and Saskatchewan added more jobs to the existing workforce market.

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Data Scientist, NOC Code (TEER code)

Data Scientist utilizes advanced analytics technologies, which includes machine learning, & anticipating modeling. This supports the determination of trends, scrapes information from unstructured data sources, and provides automated recommendations.

Data Scientists are usually employed by IT (Information Technology) departments in the public & private sectors, banks, consulting firms, universities, etc.

Roles and responsibilities of Data Scientist

  • Execute innovative and cutting-edge technologies & tools in deep learning, machine learning & artificial intelligence to make data analysis more skillful and efficient.
  • Accomplish experimentation on a large scale to identify hidden relationships among variables in large datasets.
  • Prepare algorithms for machine learning like simulation, regression, modeling, scenario analysis, neural networks, decision trees, and clustering.
  • Develop & extract data by using a programming language.
  • Execute new statistical, machine learning, or any other methodologies of mathematics to resolve specific business problems.
  • Visualize data in such a way that permits a business to draw conclusions & make decisions instantly.
  • Prepare models & algorithms of artificial intelligence and execute them to meet the organization’s requirements.
  • Coordinate research & analyze activities using structured & unstructured data and use explicit programming to organize & clean data. 
Occupation name NOC/TEER code
Data Scientist 21211

Prevailing wages of Data Scientists in Canada

Alberta, Ontario, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Nova Scotia provinces pay higher wages per annum compared to other provinces for Data Scientists.

On average, the hourly wage for Data Scientist in Canada is CAD 39.00 per hour. The wages differ based on the province or territory requirement and the workforce market.

The following table provides data on average wages per annum and corresponding provinces.

Province/ Territory Average wages per year in CAD
Canada 74,880
Alberta 79,180.80
British Columbia 76,800
Manitoba 66,950.40
New Brunswick 72,787.20
Newfoundland and Labrador 72,787.20
Nova Scotia 73,843.20
Ontario 78,470.40
Prince Edward Island 65,971.20
Quebec 64,608
Saskatchewan 74,361.60

*Do you want work in Canada? Speak to Y-Axis overseas Canada immigration career consultant for guidance

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Eligibility criteria for Data Scientist

The eligibility requirements are to obtain a job as Data Scientist in Canada.

  • Graduation in Computer science (or) in Mathematics or a completed college program in computer science is generally required.
  • A minimum of experience in computer programming is required.

Data Scientist – Number of vacancies in Canada

The number of job vacancies in Canada for Data Scientists is slowly increasing across the provinces and Territories. Data Scientist is considered one of Canada’s top in-demand occupations associated with higher wages.

Currently, Data Scientist jobs are available in Canada are 21, and the table below shows the number of openings for each province or Territory.

Location Available jobs
Alberta 2
British Columbia 3
Canada 21
Nova Scotia 1
Ontario 10
Québec 5

*Note: The number of job vacancies may differ. This is given as per the information on January 06, 2022

There are different prospects that a Data Scientist can perform based on their work category. Following are the titles that also come under this occupation.

  • Data Architect
  • Data scientist
  • Machine learning engineer
  • Machine learning specialist
  • Quantitative analyst

The Data Scientist opportunities for the next 3 years in the Canadian provinces and territories are listed below:

Location Job prospects
Alberta Good
British Columbia Good
Manitoba Good
New Brunswick Good
Newfoundland and Labrador Good
Nova Scotia Good
Ontario Good
Prince Edward Island Moderate
Quebec Very good
Saskatchewan Good

How can a Data Scientist go to Canada?

The demand for Data Scientists is increasing in Canada across most provinces and territories. An individual can search for a job or even directly migrate to Canada to look for a job as a Data Scientist.

The popular ways an individual can migrate to Canada with a work permit are TFWP (Temporary Foreign Worker Program) or IMP (International Mobility Program).

The Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) is the most common economic pathway to obtain a work permit for foreign immigrants.

Following are the other routes in immigrating to Canada

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How Y-Axis can helps a Data Scientist to immigrate to Canada?

Y-Axis offers assistance to find Data Scientist jobs in Canada with the following services.

Eligibility Check: You can check your eligibility for free through the Y-Axis Canada Immigration Points Calculator

Coaching Services: Y-Axis provides coaching services for language proficiency tests which include IELTSCELPIP, and PTE

Career-Ready Program: An initiative by Y-Axis that helps you to choose a right job with free career-ready program.

Counseling: Y-Axis provides free career counseling services

Canada PR Visa: Avail of complete guidance related to Canada PR visa

Job services: Avail job search services to find right job in Canada

Willing to migrate to Canada? Talk to Y-Axis, the world’s no#1 overseas immigration consultant

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