Nordicity assesses the labour supply of IT Business Analysts in Canada
Posted by Nordicity in Ottawa on Jun 01, 2011

Ottawa – June 2011 – Nordicity completes the assessment of Canada’s labour supply of IT Business Analysts (BA).

Commissioned by the Information Communications Technology Council (ICTC) in March 2011, new research identifies and prioritizes practical and efficient solutions to address potential BA labour shortages in Canada. The research further identifies the main skills gaps in the national labour pool across all three stages in the career cycle (entry-level, mid-level and senior-level).

In addition to a targeted literature review, primary research included interviews of 17 leaders from multiple stakeholder groups with national geographic representation. Industries covered included Digital and Creative Media, Education, Energy, Financial, Governmental, Health, ICT, Recruitment and Staffing, Research and Telecommunications.

Key Findings

  • Each of the three core skills are required to perform fundamental tasks associated with the various phases of any project life cycle.

  • There is a shortage of mid-level BAs with business skills and domain expertise
  • New graduates typically aren't aware of the BA career path and consequently don't acquire the BA certification
  • BAs come from very diverse backgrounds and many are 'accidental BAs'
  • The employment requirements for BAs are unique to each of the three career levels

For more information on this or other Nordicity research, contact:
Stuart Jack
Nordicity partner
Ottawa: +1 613 234 0120
Toronto: +1 416 657 2521
London, UK: +44 (0) 751 197 9022

About Nordicity:
Nordicity is a boutique international consulting firm providing private and public sector clients with solutions for Strategy and Business, Policy and Regulation and Economic Analysis across four priority industries:

  • Arts, Culture and Heritage
  • Digital and Creative Media
  • ICT and Innovation
  • Telecommunications and Spectrum

Nordicity was founded in Ottawa, Canada in 1979. We now have offices in London, United Kingdom; Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver, Canada; and clients across North and Central America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.

About ICTC:

ICTC is dedicated to ensuring Canada's ICT sector is made up of a prepared, diverse and highly educated workforce. We achieve our goals through a five-pillar approach:

  • Standards
  • Labour Market Intelligence (LMI)
  • Career Pathways
  • Immigration Initiatives
  • Partnership

For more information on ICTC visit