IT Career Framework

The University of British Columbia (UBC), established in 1908, is one of Canada's leading research universities and is consistently ranked among the top 40 in the world. The university attracts 54,000 students from across Canada and 140 countries around the world to two major campuses. Our university's IT organization is among the second to largest in the province of British Columbia, providing a great breadth and depth of opportunities within the IT field for both prospective and existing employees. Couple this scope with UBC's employer awards and you've got a great place to build your career!

Recipient of:

  • Canada's Best Diversity Employers 2023
  • Canada's Greenest Employers 2023

UBC IT manages a Career Framework Program in collaboration with IT professionals across campus. The Career Framework is composed of 13 distinct Career Ladders and 48 unique job positions aligning to nine M&P Information Systems and Technology classification levels (compensation). The Career Framework is designed to assist IT professionals to determine where they currently are and where they would like to develop their career. Movement within the framework can be:

  • lateral from one level in a ladder across to a different ladder at the same level
  • diagonally from one level in a ladder upwards to a higher level in a different ladder
  • upwards from one level in a ladder to a higher level in the same ladder

Movement from one position to another is determined by acquiring the skills, experience and competencies required for the new position and the availability of the position in the organization. Once career goals have been chosen, UBC IT HR or a Department's HR representative can help employees identify opportunities, assess, develop and plan your career in IT at UBC. The following topics provide more information about building a career in IT at UBC:

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    Career Framework

    The framework includes the specifics of job positions and classifications.
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    Competencies Matrix

    Find out what specific role based skills are unique to each career ladder.
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    Career Management

    Learn what steps you can take and tools you can use to start planning and building a career in IT at UBC.
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    Staff within IT at UBC have built their careers at UBC in many different ways and starting off points.
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    Build a Career Framework

    Learn how we built the Career Framework and get resources and tools to build your own.
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    Career Framework FAQs

    Answers to frequently asked questions from prospective employees and current staff.