International Trade Management

International Trade Management & Logistics professional outside at a shipping yard.
International Trade & Logistics is one of the fastest growing sectors in the country

Earn a Diploma in Advanced International Trade Management & Freight Forwarding

International Trade Management & Logistics drive the world economy. From the food that you eat, to the clothes that you wear, from the goods that you buy in stores or that are shipped to your door to the fuel that you put in your cars; there is virtually nothing in today’s economy that has not been shipped or imported. Canada is hungry for products in the right place at the right time, and British Columbia is the gateway. That’s where you come in!

Train to join one of the fastest growing sectors in Canada, with over 750,000 employees and 66,000 new and vacant positions to be filled in Canada each year until 2017*.

*Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council 2012 HR Study Update

We have partnered with the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT) and the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA) to combine three Powerful Diplomas and Certificates in one comprehensive 39 week program!

  • Advanced Diploma, International Trade Management & Freight Forwarding
  • FITT Diploma in International Trade
  • Ciffa Certificate in International Freight Forwarding
  • Small Class sizes
  • Industry Expert Instructors
  • Your own personal Apple iPad with e-books!
  • Industry Practicum
  • Fulfills the educational requirement to become a Certified International Trade Professional (CITP)

“I can proudly say that going to Discovery was one of the greatest choices I have made in my life. Now I not only have a job, but a career which I am proud of.”
– Ana McManus, Discovery Community College Graduate

Career Paths

Your Diploma will open the door to many exciting and rewarding careers. Wages range from approximately $20.00-$36.00 per hour*. The YouTube videos below, from, represent a just few of the opportunities in International Trade Management and Freight Forwarding.


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About FITT

F I T T logo. Text on the graphic says F I T T Skills delivery partner.The Forum for International Trade Training (FITT) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing international business training, resources and professional certification to individuals and businesses. Discovery Community College is proud to be an authorized Delivery Partner of the complete FITTskills program.

They offer the only international business training programs and related professional designation (CITP/FIBP) endorsed by the World Trade Centers Association and the Canadian government. Their international business training solutions have become the standard of excellence for global trade professionals across Canada and around the world.


C I F F A logoFor over 60 years, the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA) has established a high level of professionalism within the freight forwarding industry in Canada. Through the years, the Association has grown from an intimate group of eight Montreal freight forwarders to a national organization of approximately 246 Members with a well-defined identity and is today the ‘Voice of Freight Forwarding in Canada.’ The CIFFA certificate program is accredited by FIATA and CSCSC

Is a Rewarding International Trade Management & Freight Forwarding Career Right For You?

If you’re interested in learning more about International Trade Manage & Freight Forwarding and exploring whether this might be the career path for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information and a FREE Career Info Kit.

Our friendly and knowledgeable Admissions Representatives are also happy to answer any questions you have and can help with everything from courses to financial aid.

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