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Studying Mobile Application Development

How many mobile apps do you use? Five,ten, twenty?

With the advent of the first iPhone in 2007, the popularity of mobile applications, or apps in short, has soared. So much so, that even traditional PC software like Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop have mobile and tablet versions now. Developing and investing in apps has made millionaires out of Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), Evan Spiegel (Snapchat) and Kevin Systrom (Instagram).

By studying app development, you will learn to produce and market mobile apps for Android and iOS ecosystems.

Some of the most popular universities and colleges in Canada offering courses in computer science include:

  • Cegep de la Gaspesie et des lies
  • Lasalle University

Salary and Career Prospects

Mobile application development professionals find work at IT and tech companies, and technology departments ofretail and hospitality companies, banks, pharmaceutical companies and the government. You could also freelance or become an entrepreneur.

Some of the roles graduates take up are Mobile Application Developer, Full Stacks Developer, Mobile Developer and Lead Developer.

Salaries vary depending on qualifications, job role, location and experience. As a guide, computer science professionals earn around an average of $80,000 a year (43 lakhs INR).

Why study in Canada?

Canada has established itself as one of the most popular study destinations for international students. Canadian universities and colleges are largely public funded and are among the best in the world. Ten of its universities are among top 250 in the world, according to QS World Rankings 2019.

Canada is among the world’s most developed and industrialised countries. It has spawned conglomerates like Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Blackberry and Bombardier. In addition to these, several tech, banking and financial services giants like Microsoft, HSBC, Facebook and Boeing operate out of here. Toronto and Vancouver are the largest cities and have a thriving start-up scene.

The country is a popular tourist destination, with millions of tourists drawn to its vibrant cities, ski resorts, national parks, museums, entertainment venues and outdoor sports provisions. Canada is a safe, multicultural and welcoming country.

The official languages are English and French, although English is the most widely spoken language. French is mainly spoken in the province of Quebec.

International graduates are able to apply for a post-study work permit lasting for up to 3 years.

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