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Studying Project Management

Businesses take on new challenges or make changes all the time. For example, a supermarket company may want to introduce a new logistics and inventory system or a coffee chain, a new loyalty programme. It is difficult for regular staff to take time out to plan and implement these projects in addition to their regular duties. This is where project management professionals step in.

They manage teams of professionals from diverse professional backgrounds and skill sets and ensure projects are completed on time and within budget. Studying project management will enhance your time management, interpersonal, communication, time management, planning and IT skills.

Some of the most popular universities and colleges in Canada offering programmes in project management include:

  • Cegep de la Gaspesie et des lies
  • Lasalle College

Salary and Career Prospects

Project management professionals are needed by virtually every company in every sector, including IT and tech, retail and hospitality, banks, pharmaceutical companies and the government.

Some of the roles graduates take up are Project Management Specialist, Project Manager, Projects Group Leader, Associate Project Manager, Project Administrator and Senior Project Manager.

Salaries vary depending on qualifications, job role, location and experience. As a guide, project management professionals earn around an average of $84,000 a year (45 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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