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The associations listed below offer a variety of professional development, educational and networking opportunities.

National

ICTC – Information and Communications Technology Council
ICTC strives to create a strong, aware, prepared and better educated Canadian ICT industry and workforce.

CIPS – Canadian Information Processing Society
CIPS is a non-profit professional association for IT practitioners in Canada. It offers networking opportunities, certification (I.S.P. and ITCP), accreditation of IT Post-secondary programs, a niche I.T. job board and represents Canadian IT professionals in international forums.

CWTA – Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association
CWTA represents cellular, PCS, messaging, mobile radio, fixed wireless, and mobile satellite carriers as well as companies that develop and produce products and services for the industry.

ITAC – Information Technology Association of Canada
ITAC’s mission is to identify and lead on issues that affect the ICT industry and to advocate initiatives, which will enable its continued growth and development.

CTIN – Canadian Technology Immigration Network
CTIN assists internationally-trained engineering technology professionals in having their credentials recognized and finding successful employment in Canada.

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Immigrant networks

Professional immigrant networks are organized, volunteer-run member-based associations or networks created by and for immigrant professionals that seek to:

  • create a forum to contribute to and enrich their respective communities; and
  • provide opportunities for their members to find meaningful employment and achieve their professional goals.

Activities of networks include networking events, mentoring, information sessions, professional development opportunities such as workshops, speaker events and training and connections to employment opportunities.

British Columbia
BCITP Net – BC Internationally Trained Professionals Network
BCITP Net is a partnership of internationally trained professionals from around the province, working cooperatively, to improve access to meaningful employment for all immigrant professionals in BC.

Nova Scotia
IETP-NS: Association of Internationally Educated and Trained Professionals of Nova Scotia
IETP-NS helps newcomer professionals with their full economic and social integration in the province of Nova Scotia.

Ontario
Alliance of Technology and Science Specialists of Toronto Inc. (ATSS)
ATSS has several programs and projects to help members obtain Canadian experience and get appropriate positions at their professional levels.

Hispanotech.ca
Hispanotech seeks to bring together Hispanics in Canada’s technology markets, assist them in entering the workforce and recognize the contributions of Hispanics in Canada’s technology field.