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Logistics, Supply Chain, Freight Forwarding, Customs and International Trade Certifications, Training & Professional Designations in Canada

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Canada is one of the top exporters to the U.S. market with nearly 18% of the goods in 2020. With over .8 billion in goods and services daily, the two-way trade in goods and services total over 5 billion in the same year (2020). Free trade agreements, such as the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), and Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA), also known as the new NAFTA, expand and diversify market opportunities.

These trade agreements give Canada access to over 2.0 billion worth of trade around the world with opportunities for job creation for Canadians. Canadian professional associations offer professional and career certification in a vast range of fields such as international trade, freight forwarding, customs, and logistics & supply chain management to name a few.


Certification in Canada validates your expertise and offers you practical knowledge, continuing education to enhance your career goals. It provides an important pathway to employment and higher salary while placing you at an advantage amongst your peers.

The certifications have its own criteria to achieve professional designation, experience level and admissions to the programs. Given below are some of the top most professional designations and certifications available to Canadians as well as the international aspirants.

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INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACADEMY (ICC ACADEMY) ONLINE - International Trade & Finance, Shipping, Supply Chain, and Export-Import Certifications and Courses Online - The ICC Academy offers a wide range of specialized career oriented e-learning courses and online certifications for global trade professionals worldwide.

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SUPPLY CHAIN CANADA - SCMP Designation & Certification, Supply Management Training (SMT). CE Webinars & Certificate Programs in Canada - Established in 2019, Supply Chain Canada (formerly Supply Chain Management Association SCMA Canada) has over 100 years of history in Canada. With over 7,500 members, Supply Chain Canada represents the wider profession that includes the breadth of supply chain roles such as sourcing, procurement, logistics, inventory, transportation, distribution, operations, sustainability, replenishment, and contract management.

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CANADIAN INSTITUTE OF TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORTATION (CITT) - CCLP Certification Courses and Supply Chain Logistics Webinars Online - Founded in 1958, is a Canadian professional development association in the supply chain and transportation logistics sector.

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FORUM FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE TRAINING (FITT) - CITP | FIBP Certification Program & Online or Instructor-Led International Trade Training and Programs in Canada and Worldwide - Established in 1991 and headquartered at Ottawa Canada, FITT is dedicated to providing international business training, resources and professional certification to individuals and businesses.

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CANADIAN SOCIETY OF CUSTOMS BROKERS (CSCB) - CCS & CTCS Certification Programs and Training & Other Trade and Customs Courses Online - Founded in 1921 and headquartered at Ottawa Canada, Canadian Society of Customs Brokers (CSCB) represents Canada's customs brokers and actively seek and achieve improvements in government policies and procedures on behalf of the members and their clients.

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CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT FORWARDERS ASSOCIATION (CIFFA) - Freight Forwarding, Supply Chain Management, Dangerous Goods and Other Online Courses and Webinars - Founded in 1948 and headquartered in Toronto, CIFFA was established in Montreal by a small group of freight forwarders who saw a need to create an industry association to meet the professional demands of its members.

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THE LOGISTICS INSTITUTE CANADA - Professional Logistician (P.Log) and Logistics Specialist (LS) Professional Designations & Training Programs in Logistics & Supply Chain Management - Founded in 1990 and headquartered in Toronto Ontario, the Logistics Institute is a Canadian Professional Logistics Institute and provides recognition for logistics certification programs and training in Canada.