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Help build a prioritized list of National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Business Technology Management (BTM) occupations

Are you a Human Resources (HR) person or an “in the trenches” ICT professional at the B or C managerial level, who has technical knowledge and understanding of Business Technology Management (BTM) related occupations under your jurisdiction or perhaps you know an individual within your company who fits this profile? The BTM area includes occupations such as business analysis, project management, change management, consulting, entrepreneurship, and IT management. If you do, we would like to ask you to participate in a brief 30 minute survey, dealing with BTM type occupations in your organization. The survey will ask you to respond to two main issues:

  1. Identify a small number of key BTM related occupations within your organization, emphasizing those occupations that are current, but also including any “future” occupations of particular importance to you;
  2. Identify the skill sets needed by individuals for the satisfactory performance of the occupations that have been identified.

Here is the link to the survey:


In 2009, the Canadian Coalition for Tomorrow’s ICT Skills (CCICT now called ITAC Talent following a merger with the Information Technology Association of Canada in May) launched the Business Technology Management (BTM) initiative to revitalize and rebrand the field of Management Information Systems (MIS), and improve the quality and quantity of students who choose it. A steering committee comprising over fifteen (15) leading employers and university educators from across Canada defined a set of BTM program learning outcomes and competency standards. Fourteen (14) universities, now offer an undergraduate BTM. They see signs of improved enrolments, student quality, gender diversity and graduate placements. Another half dozen are on the way. CCICT partnered with the Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS) on BTM