Prepare for a career as a Data Scientist
BrainStation's Data Science course is an immersive, project-based learning experience, designed to transform your skillset and launch a new career in data.
The program's curriculum is challenging, comprehensive, and constantly updated, ensuring you are always learning the most in-demand data science skills, techniques, and tools. Led by Educators with experience in the field, you will develop and work on real-world data problems, building a standout portfolio of completed projects.
By program's end, you will have the skills, experience, and confidence needed to dive into a career in data.
Get Your Dream Job in Tech
Employed graduates working in-field within 180 days of graduation
This Program is approved under the Private Career Colleges Act of Ontario.
Your Student Journey
Your student journey begins with a free admissions challenge, which will teach fundamental data concepts. As you move through the Data Science course, our team will continue to work with you, providing career guidance and professional development, every step of the way.
At your own pace
What You'll Learn
The admissions challenge will introduce you to major principles of data science and analytics, which you'll use throughout the program to solve real analytical and modeling problems.
Working with Data
Learn how to run a database on your machine, and query the data using SQL. You will then apply your SQL knowledge to tackle your first analytics problem.
What You'll Learn
Learn the fundamental methods of collecting, accessing and storing data, including effective use of relational databases. You will learn the best practices of data visualization, and how to use industry tools like Tableau to design engaging visualizations and present recommendations effectively.
Analysis for Data Science
Using Python programming and relevant packages, you will learn to analyze data sets with statistical methods. Using statistical tests, you will interpret the results, making quantitative inferences in order to generate data-driven insights.
Machine Learning Techniques
Gain exposure to cutting-edge applications of data science, including Neural Networks, Deep Learning, advanced machine learning methods, and model evaluation.
Big Data Fundamentals
Produce and deploy models by leveraging the power of cloud-based technology. You will explore multiple techniques for processing data on a large scale and use the Hadoop ecosystem to process and store big data.
The program will expose you to a number of topics to prepare you for the data workforce post-program. You will build your portfolio through a capstone project, learn about additional tools and resources, common workflow processes, and new, industry-relevant topics to prepare you for a professional career in data.
Interested in what a typical day or Capstone Project looks like?
Learn From Industry Leading Guest Speakers
BrainStation students get access to exclusive guest lectures and panel discussion events led by some of the world's leading subject matter experts and professionals.
Recent Industry Guests
Head, Shaping the Future of Media at World Economic Forum
VP of Product Innovation at Verizon
Chief Design Officer at Airbnb
Senior Product Manager at The New York Times
Vice President & Head of Harry's Labs
GM & VP of Product at Shopify
VP, Brand & Integrated Marketing at Refinery29
VP of Digital & Cybersecurity Solutions at Mastercard
VP of Marketing at Chief
ECD at Wealthsimple
VP, Digital Strategy & Product at Chipotle
SVP, Data Science and Engineering at Shopify
Head of Marketing at Google
Co-founder and CEO at Wealthsimple
Senior Data Scientist at Squarespace
CEO at Hootsuite
Head of Remote at GitLab
UX Design Lead at Google
Head of Industry at Facebook
Sharmeen Browarek Chapp
Vice President of Community at Twitch
Vice President at AWS
Chief Product Officer at Ellevest
Lead Product Designer at Headspace
Chief Talent Officer at Shopify
Head of Business Marketing, North America at Twitter
Head of EMEA at Shopify Plus
Preparing you for a Career in Data Science
Your experience at BrainStation will prepare you for your new career, giving you the confidence, knowledge, and experience needed to succeed. Have questions about our career services? with an Advisor
Build Your Portfolio
Build an impressive portfolio of completed projects, showcasing the skills you have developed.
Prepare for Interviews
Get interviewed by a Hiring Manager and a Data Scientist, and receive feedback.
Gain Industry Insights
Build meaningful connections, collaborating virtually with like-minded professionals and industry experts.
Our Student Success Team will work closely with you throughout your student journey, helping you set goals and ensuring you're on track to meet them.
What our students say
I can now understand and even recommend data science solutions while having the confidence to build them myself, which is something I find extremely rewarding.
Ali Mahmood, Senior Analyst, Data Insights & Analytics, Loblaw Companies LimitedRead Full Story
Our 20,000 square-foot Toronto campus was designed to inspire creativity, collaboration, and focused learning, with bright, engaging classrooms, multifunctional event spaces, and comfortable lounges.
Located on King West, BrainStation is a unique tech community hub, with immersive classes, flexible corporate training sessions, industry events, expert panel discussions, and more.
Stay connected (and caffeinated) with fellow classmates and instructors at Quantum Coffee, our very own coffeehouse, conveniently located on the campus' ground floor.
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BrainStation offers some of the most competitive payment options for digital learning, with a range of flexible plans and scholarship opportunities.
To learn more about your payment options, view our course package.
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How to Apply
BrainStation selects individuals who are committed to earning a career in data, and who will thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative learning environment.
Speak with a Learning Advisor
Submit an Initial Online Application
Receive an Invitation to an Interview
Complete the Admissions Challenge
Learn in the Heart of Toronto
460 King Street West, Toronto, Canada
Located at King and Spadina, our 20,000 square-foot Toronto campus is a vibrant community hub, just steps away from some of the world's most influential technology companies.
Due to the heritage nature of 460 King the upper floors of the building are stair-access only (no elevators). Please contact us in advance regarding any accessibility questions or concerns for your course or program of interest. BrainStation also offers Online learning options.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between data science and data analytics?
Data Scientists, generally speaking, have more technical knowledge and expertise than Data Analysts. Because of this, data science positions are typically more senior in nature compared to roles that involve data analysis skills.
In BrainStation’s latest Digital Skills Survey, respondents working in data science said the objective of their work was the optimization of an existing platform, product or system (45 percent), or the development of new ones (42 percent). Unpacking their responses, we found that the work of “optimizing existing solutions” tends to fall to Business Analysts and Data Analysts, while the higher-order work of “developing new solutions” more often falls to Researchers and Data Scientists. What this suggests is that Data Scientists, who typically have more experience and more specialized expertise, are more likely to be involved in decision-making at a leadership level.
Will I earn a data science diploma from this bootcamp?
Yes, when you complete the Data Science program, you will earn a BrainStation Data Science Diploma, which can boost your LinkedIn profile and resume, helping you stand out in the job market when starting a new career in data science.
What payment options do you offer?
To help you become a Data Scientist, BrainStation offers some of the most competitive payment options for a data science bootcamp, with a range of flexible plans and scholarship opportunities.
Monthly payment installments
Allowing you to split your tuition into smaller monthly payments.
Get your tuition reimbursed by your employer.
We offer a range of scholarships to make learning data science more accessible.
- Monthly payment installments
What kind of backgrounds do people have that take this data science bootcamp?
Once admitted to BrainStation’s Data Science program, you can expect to learn alongside like-minded, ambitious professionals who have taken the step to transform their skills for a new career in data science.
Professional backgrounds vary quite a bit in the Data Science Bootcamp, as demand for data scientists and data science skills has surged across a range of fields and industries, including finance, marketing, mathematics, engineering, statistics, web development, IT, and more.
80 percent of BrainStation students have a post-secondary education, with 20 percent having earned a Master’s degree or PhD.
What tools and programming languages do we learn?
Students in the Data Science program use Python, R, Hadoop, Tableau, and more to learn statistical methods and data modeling, including regression techniques, machine learning, data visualization, and more.
What is the difference between this and the part-time Data Science course?
BrainStation's Data Science program is an intensive, full-time learning experience, delivered in 12 weeks. The Data Science program builds on past educational and work experiences to transform skill sets and prepare students for a new career in data. Throughout the program, students develop and complete five projects and one major portfolio piece, using real-world data science and data visualization techniques. By the end of the program, graduates will have the skills, experience, and portfolio needed to land a job in data.
BrainStation’s Data Science course, on the other hand, is a flexible, professional development course offered part-time, over 10 weeks. Taught by industry experts, the Data Science course is a project-based, hands-on learning experience, allowing you to develop data science skills and learn the latest data tools and technologies.
What kind of jobs can this bootcamp get me?
Because the work Data Scientists do touches so many different industries and disciplines, the roles Data Scientists can fill go by many different names, including:
- Data Scientist
- Data Analyst
- Data Architect
- Data Engineer
- Database Administrator
- Business Analyst
- Data and Analytics Manager
- Machine Learning Engineer
- Quantitative Analyst
Many other variations exist and these will continue to evolve as data science becomes more prevalent.
What kind of career services do I get?
BrainStation’s Career Success Team is dedicated to creating a learning experience that extends far beyond the classroom, providing a framework for success built on insights and input from technical recruiters, career coaches, BrainStation Educators, and alumni.
The team will help you refine your portfolio, connect you with industry professionals, prepare for the career search and interview process, and showcase your work to peers and hiring partners.
Data Science is In-Demand and Growing
data jobs to be created by 20201
believe improved data skills will improve success at their organization2
of professionals believe AI to be #1 most impactful innovation3
Sources: 1) Pwc, 2) Digital Skills Survey, 3) Digital Skills Survey