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Category: International Trade

Completing an International Trade Program will lead to a diverse career path.

International Trade Program Offers a Diverse Career Path

By Brighton College on May 2nd, 2018 in International Trade

Did you know that Vancouver is home to one of the largest ports in Canada as well as the most diversified gateways in North America? Read more >

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International Trade Training: Why You Should Enroll in a CIFFA Program

By Sebastian Nguyen on October 18th, 2016 in International Trade

You’re probably wondering what is CIFFA, which is an abbreviation for the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association, and why should you want to take a CIFFA program. CIFFA offers our students a way to get working Read more >

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4 Reasons You’re a Perfect FITT for International Trade

By Jessica Hurford on October 4th, 2016 in International Trade

If you’re a potential student pondering your options for programs, there’s a good chance you might have overlooked the thriving International Trade and Freight Forwarding industry. Often grouped into business and economics, international trade classes teach students Read more >

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Be a Part of Canadian History

By Jay Oun on January 16th, 2014 in International Trade

In October of 2013, the European Union (EU) and Canada came together for an agreement that will boost investment and trade connections between both parties. What does this even mean? The European Union will provide Canada with over 500 million of its consumers, the largest market in the world. The International Trade industry will be one of the sectors to greatly benefit from this agreement. Read more about how you can take advantage of this by becoming an International Trade Professional:  Read more >

Why do I want to enroll in a CIFFA program?

By Brighton College on April 2nd, 2012 in International Trade

You’re probably wondering what is CIFFA and why should you want to take a CIFFA program. CIFFA offers our students a way to get working… fast. In a society where education and Canadian certification matters so much to employers, many students think that it takes too long to get what good employers want. Well, that is not true. Our CIFFA program (beginner’s level) can be completed in just 4 weeks. It enables our students to obtain a certification that is recognized all across Canada. Students use the certification to obtain a great job in the freight forwarding/logistics industry. Obtain a great job that pays well and becomes a long-term career path for the future. Read more >

B.C. Exports Continue Steady Growth

By Brighton College on January 18th, 2011 in International Trade, Local News

VICTORIA – Statistics Canada’s latest international merchandise trade report brought continued positive news to British Columbia’s exporters and manufacturers, as more than $2.3 billion worth of domestic exports shipped internationally during November 2010. This is a 17% or $331-million increase compared with November 2009.

British Columbia’s year-to-date exports total $26.1 billion, a jump of nearly $3.2 billion or 14% over what was exported during the first 11 months of 2009. B.C.’s near 14% increase is well above the Canadian year-to-date increase of just over 11%.

“These latest export numbers from Statistics Canada confirm that 2010 has been an encouraging year for British Columbia’s exporters and that demand for our products is growing,” said Margaret MacDiarmid, Minister of Tourism, Trade, and Investment. “These export figures also reflect strong shipping increases that have been reported by B.C.’s ports.”

Over the first 11 months of 2010, outbound shipping tonnage from Port Metro Vancouver increased by more than 16% over the same period in 2009 while the Prince Rupert Port Authority reports their cargo tonnage destined to international markets increased by 28%.

Leading the way for British Columbia were exports of forestry products, which totaled nearly $7.8 billion over the first 11 months of 2010, up by 20% over 2009. Energy products were worth more than $7.1 billion, up by 17%. Industrial goods have recorded a 21% gain and are worth $5.3 billion; and exports of agricultural and fishing products total $2.2 billion, a 3% increase.

From January to November 2010, B.C.-origin exports to the United States increased by nearly 3%, to Japan by 18%, to Mainland China by 59%, to South Korea by more than 11%, and to Taiwan by 11%. Exports to India increased by almost 80%.