CIPS provides you with a vehicle to obtain the right knowledge, experience, and skills to succeed in your career.
- Attend events, volunteer and connect with other members, online and in person
- Receive support from the CIPS community
- Learn and interact with a large group of your professional peers
- Take advantage of potential mentoring opportunities to assist you with your career
- Have your articles, blog posts and position papers promoted through the CIPS website, e-newsletter and other communication tools.
Grow and develop
- Learn new skills and make a difference in your local area by volunteering on a CIPS board.
Access free tools
- Take advantage of special offers like free software, research reports, online readings and discounted books.
Support your IT community
- Your CIPS membership fees will help support a range of CIPS initiatives. And as a member, you have the opportunity to volunteer for various CIPS-led programs—such as Youth Engagement in the IT Industry—that make our sector stronger for everyone.
- The only IT designation, the Information Systems Professional (I.S.P.), that is recognized by law* in Canada.
- Your gateway to the first-ever international IT professional (IP3P) designation, by way of the Information Technology Certified Professional (ITCP) designation.
Are you a student?
- You can still become a CIPS member—giving you invaluable inroads into the sector and potentially leading to future job opportunities. Joining CIPS shows your commitment to professional development, letting prospective employers know you’ve got the drive and the skills to make a difference in Canada’s IT economy.
For additional benefits visit the CIPS Benefits Page