What is the BTM NOS Development Process?

NOS Development Process

Establish Industry Stakeholder Groups

We have established an industry stakeholder advisory group to guide the progress of the project and to ensure that industry perspectives are front and centre. The advisory group plays a unique role in liaising with industry stakeholders and in coordinating the participation of subject matter experts and seasoned practitioners in all activities related to the development of the NOS.

  • If you are interested in becoming a member of the advisory group, please contact us.


Notify Industry to Develop National Occupational Standards

Before initiating the development of the NOS, ITAC Talent informed interested stakeholders of our plans and also confirmed that no other similar initiatives have been undertaken or were underway in Canada.


Conduct a National Occupational Analysis

A formal process to gather detailed information on the scope, activities, and related tasks was started in February 2014.  The process comprised of research and stakeholder consultations, all aimed at identifying key BTM occupations. Industry professionals with extensive knowledge and experience in the BTM sector were invited to participate in a workshop and complete an online survey. As a result of the information gathered through these activities, a first draft of the NOS was developed during the summer and fall of 2014.


Conduct Stakeholder Review and Validation

A key component of the NOS development includes the review and validation of the draft NOS. Feedback will be gathered through focus groups meetings, surveys, and through written feedback opportunities.


Approve National Occupational Standard

Comments received through the stakeholder review and validation process will be complied and a complete version of the BTM NOS will be delivered.



The only constant in ICT and BTM related careers is change!  For this reason, a process will be put in place to ensure that ITAC Talent’s BTM NOS will be subject to ongoing update and evergreening, so that they remain current and relevant to all stakeholders.


Consult with the Government of Canada

Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), responsible for the National Occupational Codes (NOC), will be notified of the NOS work and suggested updates required to the NOC code(s) to encompass the occupations within the BTM NOS.


Develop Learning Tools

ITAC Talent is providing leadership in the development of BTM learning outcomes and competency standards for post-secondary institutions.  Industry is involved in this process in order to ensure that the learning tools developed address the specific needs of industry.


National Occupational Standards Consultation

Consultation with prospective users of the new NOS is critical to achieving BTM focused standards that will shape the ICT workforce of tomorrow.