Media Advisory - First-of-its-kind Tool Set to Launch to Help Global ICT
Talent Integrate into the Canadian Workforce

OTTAWA, Jan. 20 /CNW Telbec/ - ICTC is proud to announce the upcoming launch of the most robust tool developed to date to help internationally educated ICT professionals (IEPs) from around the world integrate more effectively into the Canadian workforce.

The Canada Readiness Tool is a bilingual, online competency-based self-assessment tool that will enable ICT IEPs to self-assess against employer requirements regarding workplace culture, workplace communication and workplace competencies in the ICT sector in Canada. It has been pilot tested overseas (India, China and the Philippines) as well as across Canada (Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa).

The tool will be launched on January 27 at ICTC's 2010 Immigration Initiatives Partnership Celebration in Ottawa, which marks the successful launch of multiple successful programs, resources and tools developed under the Internationally Educated Professionals (IEP) Integration Initiative project, as part of ICTC's Immigration Initiatives. This invitation-only event will bring together leaders from industry, government, and immigrant serving agencies to celebrate the successes of the IEP Integration Initiative and all the partners that made it all possible.

The Canada Readiness Tool is funded by the Government of Canada's Foreign Credential Recognition Program.

ICTC Immigration Initiatives Partnership Celebration and Canada Readiness Tool Launch

    WHEN: January 27, 2010, 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    WHERE: Panorama Room, National Arts Centre, Ottawa, ON

    Mario Bélanger, Senior Vice President - Sales, Bell Canada
    Paul D. Swinwood, President, Information and Communications Technology
    Council (ICTC)
    Sylvie Gagnon, Executive Director, TECHNOCompétences
    Rhonda Singer, Chair, Immigration Initiatives Steering Committee, ICTC

About ICTC

The Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC), is a not-for-profit sector council that strives to create a diverse, prepared and highly educated Canadian ICT industry and 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 further information: For further information: To RSVP, please contact: Tammy Bokhari, Communications Manager, Immigration Initiatives, Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC), (613) 237-8551 ext 129,

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