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Participate in the Software Professionals Survey Today!

The Information and Communication Technology Council (ICTC) is working towards the pilot testing phase for I-ADVANCE©, a professional certification program that is being built "for the industry by the industry"!  Our goal is to validate the competencies for the tasks that software professionals, like you, perform every day.  Your feedback will have a direct impact on this initiative and will help us to refine I-ADVANCE© to ensure that it delivers significant value and progress to ICT professionals and the whole ICT sector.

If you...

  • Have a minimum of seven years of work experience in areas of business analysis and service level management, analysis design, design and delivery (engineering) and technical ICT architecture; or,
  • Have a minimum of four years of work experience in the areas of analysis programming, application software implementation, web design, web development and programming;  

...we want to hear from you today!

Please follow this link, and answer a series of questions about your work experience and occupation. The survey will be live until February 16th, 2010.  We also encourage you to forward this link to your colleagues and professional networks from across the country to make our validation as robust as possible.

Your input will make a difference! Complete the survey today!

Participate in an Upcoming Workshop

 A facilitated workshop will take place from March 3 - 5, 2010 in Toronto. At this workshop, software experts from across Canada will develop the questions that will form part of the skills and competency assessment for this certification. Please click here for the terms of reference for participation in this workshop.
For more information, or to sign up for project updates, please visit the I-ADVANCE© Certification Program web page. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Gesine Freund at

Kind regards,

Paul D. Swinwood

ICTC would like to thank our supporters, partners and active members of the development team including Microsoft Canada, Cisco Canada, DapaSoft Inc., Infonium Inc., Nova Scotia Community College, The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, University of Ottawa, BC Ministry of Health Services, Carleton University, Treasury Board of Canada.

About ICTC
The Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) is a not-for-profit sector council, funded in part by the Government of Canada. We are dedicated to creating a strong, prepared and highly-educated Canadian ICT industry and workforce. ICTC is a catalyst for change that will provide labour market intelligence, life-long professional development and quality education and training for the Canadian ICT industry, educators, governments and the ICT workforce. We forge partnerships that will help develop the quantity and quality of ICT professionals needed to maintain and improve Canada's position as a leader in the global marketplace. For more information please contact or visit


Participez dès aujourd'hui au sondage
des professionnels en logiciels!

Le Conseil des technologies de l'information et des communications (CTIC) travaille à l'étape de mise à l'essai d'I-ADVANCE©, un programme de certification professionnelle qui est bâti « pour l'industrie par l'industrie »!  Nous avons comme objectif de valider les compétences relatives aux tâches que les professionnels en logiciels, comme vous, exécutent chaque jour. Vos commentaires auront une incidence directe sur cette initiative et nous aideront à raffiner le programme I-ADVANCE© pour nous assurer qu'il apporte une valeur considérable aux professionnels en TIC et à tout le secteur des TIC.

Si vous...

  • comptez au moins sept ans d'expérience de travail dans les domaines de l'analyse des activités et la gestion au niveau du service, la conception analytique, la conception et l'exécution (génie) et l'architecture technique en TIC; ou,
  • comptez au moins quatre années d'expérience de travail dans les domaines de la programmation et analyse, la mise en œuvre de logiciels, la conception Web, le développement Web et la programmation Web...  

...nous voulons vous entendre!

Veuillez suivre ce lien, et répondre aux questions concernant votre expérience de travail et votre profession.  Le sondage sera en ligne jusqu'au 16 février 2010.  Nous vous encourageons également à envoyer ce lien à vos collègues et à vos réseaux professionnels dans l'ensemble du pays dans le but de réunir les