Many international candidates are traveling to Canada for obtaining advanced qualifications in the field of bioinformatics. Bachelor, Master and Doctoral level programmes in bioinformatics such as BSc in Bioinformatics, M.Sc in Bioinformatics and PhD in Bioinformatics are offered by several Canadian academic institutions, major among them being the University of Laval; the University of Montreal; the University of Quebec; the University of Waterloo; Carleton University; the University of Ottawa; the University of Saskatchewan and St. Thomas More College.
A wide variety of courses in the field of applied bioinformatics are also offered in several Canadian universities. For example, Bachelor of health sciences in bioinformatics is offered by University of Calgary; BSc Major in Computer Science with Bioinformatics option is available at the University of Victoria and BSc in Computer Science with Bioinformatics major is conducted at the Bishop’s University.
Dalhousie University; University of Toronto and University of Western Ontario are very popular for Applied Bioinformatics courses. Various courses conducted at the Dalhousie University include courses such as Bachelor of Informatics with Health Informatics; Bachelor of Informatics with Software Systems; Bachelor of Informatics with Bioinformatics and M.Sc. in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics.
Major study programmes conducted at the University of Toronto are BSc in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology and Doctoral Program in Genome Biology and Bioinformatics. University of Western Ontario is also a pioneer in the field of applied bioinformatics education and university offers courses such as BSc in Bioinformatics – Biochemistry major and BSc in Bioinformatics – Computer Science major for all interested candidates.
Certificate and diploma level courses in Bioinformatics are also available in various Canadian universities. Simon Fraser University is a popular name in this field and the university offers a Graduate Diploma in Bioinformatics for international students.
More information about these courses is available on the university websites. Alternatively, Canadian embassy offices can also be approached for education assistance and career counselling services.