Video Game Programmers

(NOC 2174)


These requirments are for computer programmers in general.

You usually need either a bachelor's degree in computer science or in another field with a significant programming component such as mathematics, commerce or business administration or a college program in computer science.

If you wish to specialize in commercial or engineering and scientific applications, you must take specific college or university courses or obtain experience in those applications.

With experience, you may move up the ranks to be come a programmer analyst or a computer systems analyst.

Most recent entrants have an undergraduate university degree, and almost 1 in 10 has a graduate degree.

Degrees Associated with This Career


Useful Experience/Skills

Project management
Team project work
Proposal writing
Financial management
Business operations

Useful Secondary School Subjects

Computer-related courses

Ontario Tech University
Oshawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Computer Science - Advanced Entry Bachelor; Honours
Computer Science Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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Toronto Metropolitan University
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Computer Science Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Computing and Financial Management Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Information Technology Management Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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Carleton University
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Computer Science Bachelor; Honours
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Bachelor; Co-op
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Red Deer Polytechnic
Red Deer, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Computer Programming Diploma
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Modified on April 07, 2022