I saw this news items affecting the profession and I wanted to share it with you. It’s a significant recognition of where the industry and profession is heading:
GATS: Under the General Agreement on Trade and Services, the Canadian Federal government has made an offer to allow entry for foreign trained workers who hold the Information Systems Professional [I.S.P.] designation.
There’s a skills shortage predicted and this is a method of addressing it. However, it also provides recognition of the value of the I.S.P.
Stephen Ibaraki, FCIPS, I.S.P.