By 2026, digital literacy is projected to be essential for 90% of jobs in Canada. Are you ready to be at the forefront of this data science and machine learning revolution?

The Data Sciences Institute Certificates at the University of Toronto, with the financial support of Upskill Canada, powered by Palette Skills and the Government of Canada, offer affordable, flexible, and rigorous upskilling opportunities, designed for learners with a university, college degree or diploma who have three years or more of work experience.

Two options. One Application.

Data Science

Machine Learning Software Foundations Certificate

Course length


$425+HST per Certificate 


Courses 100% online
Weekly virtual office hours support 

April 22, 2024 
(Apply now)

August 19, 2024  
November 18, 2024

Participant Benefits

Employer Benefits

Discover rewarding
opportunities in the
data sciences sector and
accelerate your journey
toward a new

Immerse yourself in experiential learning, featuring employer case studies, individualized career transition support, and exclusive networking events to gain access to sector-specific job openings 

Hire top talent
and future-proof
your business
with data science

“What we’re hearing from our partners in industry is that targeted training in key areas can greatly increase the available talent pool in this fast-moving sector.”

Lisa Strug

Director, Data Sciences Institute

“Through the industry advisory group, prospective employers like Thomson Reuters are actively engaging with the Data Sciences Institute as they develop learning opportunities that address the evolving data science and machine learning demands across small, medium, and large-sized enterprises.”

Carter Cousineau

Vice President, Data and Model (AI/ML) Governance and Ethics, Thomson Reuters

“This is a big first step – but it’s only the beginning. We’re looking forward to working with our supporters in government and industry to upskill many more Canadians so they can transition into high-demand roles in the modern workforce – and help fast-growing companies achieve their full potential.”

Rhonda Barnet

CEO of Palette Skills