Data Science Career and Job Market

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Want to switch to a career in Data Science but don’t know where to start?

Want to know more about the Canadian job market in the field of data science?

Want to know what data science projects look like in the real business world?

Want to pick up the required programming skills in the most efficient way?


- Introduction to Data Science
- Data scientist jobs in Canada
- Different types of Data Scientists
- Canadian companies currently hiring Data Scientists
- Rang of salaries in this field
- Essential skills for being a Data Scientist
- Best way to approach learning Data Science

Who is this event for?

- Students keen to learn data science
- Those intending to switch their careers, who want to learn more about a diverse set of career options
- Anyone wanting to inquire more about DS job market and interviews


6:30 - 8:30pm - Main presentation
8:30 - 9:30pm - Questions and Answers

Our Speaker


Shaohua Zhang

Shaohua Zhang is a practitioner and a trained leader in applied data science and big data technologies. He has over 11 years of experience in applied data science, having built a strong reputation for constructing high-performance data scientist teams in the past. Shaohua is currently the co-founder and CEO of WeCloudData, Canada's leading Data Science Education Accelerator, where he works on bringing more Data Science and AI talents to the Canadian job market.

Prior to co-founding WeCloudData, Shaohua worked as a senior data scientist at Kik Interactive and also helped build a high-performance data science team at BlackBerry that focused on building innovative data science solutions for marketing, CRM, and product teams. He is specialized in user interest graph modeling, targeted advertising, scalable location intelligence, and large-scale recommendation engines for mobile personalization.

He has also collaborated with Ryerson’s Data Science Lab on several big data research projects and helped develop the big data course at Ryerson University in 2015, where he trained over 150 professionals on big data technologies. He is a Data Growth Coach at Communitech and the lead facilitator of the Communitech Academy Data Science Fundamentals Bootcamp.