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Data Analyst: Career Outlook and Qualifications

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Data analysis focuses on the application of technology in the business environment. Through data modeling, industry standards, design, development, and management for users, data analysis tools help users make the right decision.

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In 2019, there were about 7,000 technology companies in BC, which means there will be a demanding need for qualified data analysis professionals. The experts will develop data technology and business strategies as data operator, business analyst, product manager, data mining analyst, and database engineer.

According to Canadian WorkBC data, the average annual salary of Canadian data analysts is 62,172 Canadian dollars, and the annual salary of experienced data analysts can reach 90,000 Canadian dollars or higher (NOC 2172).

Three Data Analysis Programs in BC’s Public Colleges

Okanagan College

▶ Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Marketing and Data Analytics

Okanagan College Logo and Building
Okanagan College

Okanagan College was established in 1963 and is a comprehensive public college recognized by the BC Provincial Government of Canada and the most significant public college in the region.

The Post-Baccalaureate Diploma of Marketing and Data Analytics focuses on Marketing, Mathematics, and Statistics. It promotes people’s marketing and data analysis techniques with a bachelor’s degree to a new level. This two-year course starts in September.

Learn more about the Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Marketing and Analytics Program.

Douglas College

▶ Data Analytics(Post-Degree Diploma)

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Douglas College is one of the oldest public colleges in BC and has always existed as the dominant position of College. The school is located in Vancouver and is in contact with the local government and large companies. The coverage is comprehensive, so students have a high degree of recognition for internship and employment after graduation.

The Post-Degree Diploma in Data Analysis from Douglas College is very suitable for those who wish to acquire knowledge and skills related to data analysis and already had a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Business or other fields. This one-year course starts in January, May and September.

Langara College

▶ Data Analytics(Post-Degree Diploma)

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Langara College is the most prestigious public college on the west coast of Canada. It was founded in 1965 and is located in downtown Vancouver. It is famous for its high rate of university enrollment. It provides more than 21,000 students with learning and training opportunities every year, including international students from more than 700 countries worldwide. Langara College has won the “Outstanding Teaching Award” five times in the past ten years due to its strong teaching faculty.


Langara College’s “Data Analysis” PDD post-graduate diploma course provides the skills and tools to explore different data sets. They are designed for those with a Bachelor’s degree who like to process data and discover results to support their technical and strategic decisions. This one-year course starts in January, May and September.

Source: Work BC Data Analysis Career Outlook

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