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About CIPS

Since 1958, CIPS has helped strengthen the Canadian IT industry by establishing standards and sharing best practices for the benefit of individual IT professionals and the sector as a whole. As Canada’s Association of Information Technology Professionals, we represent thousands of members across the country.

CIPS offers:

  • Networking opportunities
  • Certification of IT professionals (I.S.P. and ITCP designations)
  • Accreditation of IT university and college programs
  • A niche IT Job Board
  • A voice to government on issues that affect the profession and industry



“CIPS is the only official Canadian general assembly member to the UN-founded International Federation (IFIP) as the voice of the computing professional and industry on best practices, standards, policies, professionalism, certification, accreditation, economic development, innovation and education. Canada’s prime minister states: “Your efforts have made positive and lasting contributions to Canada’s economic growth and competitiveness.” By joining CIPS, computing professionals get recognition, author papers and articles, take leadership roles, serve on provincial and national councils, shape Canadian and international standards and policies, form valuable career relationships, grow technical and leadership skills, set educational standards in Canada and internationally, grow their profession and make a lasting contribution to their industry. CIPS has my highest endorsement!”

Stephen Ibaraki FCIPS, I.S.P., ITCP, CIPS elected founding fellow


CIPS (Canadian Information Processing Society), headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, is the professional association for Information Technology (IT) practitioners in Canada.

Founded in 1958, CIPS is a non-profit organization that represents thousands of IT professionals on important issues affecting the IT industry and profession.
CIPS is a dynamic organization focused on IT excellence through its work on public policy, setting standards within the profession and providing IT support to its community. A couple of CIPS national programs include:
  • Certification of IT professionals (Information Systems Professional (I.S.P.) and Information Technology Certified Professional (ITCP) designations); and
  • Accreditation of computer science, software engineering, and MIS programs in Canadian colleges and universities.

CIPS also offers other benefits and services to its members ranging from a Code of Ethics and Standards of Conduct to educational conferences (e.g. INFORMATICS) and networking opportunities.


In the province of Québec, CIPS is partnered with the RÉSEAU ACTION TI.


CIPS Corporate Partners

The following organizations support CIPS' commitment to professionalism, ethics, and high standards for the I.T. profession. 

CIPS thanks all its partners for their contribution! Become a CIPS Corporate Partner Today!

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