The ability to recognize the skills, competencies of a potential employee can be a challenge for employers. The ITP program and designation for new graduates and internationally educated ICT professionals recognizes ICT professionals based on a combination of accredited education plus industry experience in high-demand fields to ensure job readiness.

ITP History

The ITP Program was created by the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC), in 1994. It was the first IT training program to integrate the key skills that employers, then and now, look for in employees – business, communication and IT skills.

Canadian industry and ICTC partners today continue to affirm the need for these skills anticipated by industry executives and educational professionals as being the most pressing needs. In working closely with these partners ICTC continually adapts the requirements for ITP to respond to what employers identify as important skills in the digital economy in Canada.


About ITP

ITP National Certification for New Graduates

Graduates of the ITP program have access to a National ITP Certification and various applicable vendor certifications. ICTC grants ITP National Certification to those distinguished ITP graduates that have demonstrated excellence in the academic and applied components of the ITP program.

The ITP National Certification recognizes entry-level ICT professionals based on a combination of accredited education plus short term industry experience in high-demand fields to ensure job readiness. The ITP designation is a demonstration of commitment to the ICT profession:

  • Evaluate, recognize and reward valuable entry-level employees with the ITP Designation
  • Support industry growth through validation of experience and digital/interpersonal competencies for: i) past coops and interns and ii) individuals employed for short term within your organization

ITP Designation for Internationally Educated ICT Professionals (ICT IEPs)

The ITP designation is a process to map international work experience to Canada’s industry standards through an assessment of transferable skills, work experience and education.

The ITP Designation for ICT IEPs requires a minimum of one year of work experience in a related occupation, educational credential evaluation from a recognized organization, language assessment of CLB 6 or higher and an employment history validation.


Frequently Asked Questions About the ITP Program and Designation

For further information about the ITP Program, contact the Lambton College delivery site.

If you have any questions on the ITP program or designation, you can contact us at:

Information Technology Professional Program
Information and Communications Technology Council Inc.

116 Lisgar St., Suite 300
Ottawa, ON K2P0C2
Tel: (613) 237-8551

Premier Delivery Sites Lambton College Of Applied Arts And Technology


Lambton College Of Applied Arts And Technology Cyber Infrastructure Specialist (formerly ITP) Program

1457 London Road
Sarnia, Ontario, N7S 6K4

Website: Lambton Cyber Infrastructure Specialist CISC (formerly ITP) Program

Situated in Sarnia, north of Windsor on Lake Huron, Lambton College of Applied Arts and Technology is a robust college serving students from the Sarnia area and western Ontario.

The ITP program at Lambton College is located in our Business and Industry Centre to take advantage of the professionalism demonstrated in this location.

Lambton College is one of the original founding members of the ITP program and has been able to create unique funding options for applicants. The college’s strong links to industry have been demonstrated in the college’s extremely high rate of graduate employment.

ITP Alumni

If you are an ITP Alumni, thanks for stopping by! The Information and Communications Technology Council is proud of it’s ITP Program graduates who have gone on to make their mark within the IT industry in Canada and aboard. If you have a question, want to send us a note concerning one of our initiatives, or just want to say ‘hi’ and let us know how you’re doing; we would love to hear from you.