What we do at CIFFA

The Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA) represents some 250 regular member firms from the largest of global multi-national freight forwarding firms to small and medium sized Canadian companies.  CIFFA plays an important role in improving the movement goods in Canada where issues relating to capacity and capabilities are front and centre.

Port congestion and delays to the movement of containers add untold millions of dollars to the cost of Canada’s international trade.  Increasingly complex regulatory requirements, such as the CBSA’s new eManifest program and container examination policies, demand vigilance and continuous attention to improving the processes. CIFFA delivers industry perspective to regulators, ports, railroads and carriers. Freight forwarders: helping Canadians do business with the world.
  • Membership

    Find a forwarder in the Membership Directory. Learn how the CIFFA Standard Trading Conditions level the playing field. Review membership requirements and consider joining Canada’s foremost industry association.

  • CIFFA Education

    Browse the CIFFA catalogue of industry-leading educational and training offerings. Interested in obtaining the CIFFA Certificate or completing dangerous goods training?

  • Advocacy

    Searching for information on industry related issues? Discover how CIFFA represents the sector on current, historic and emerging challenges. Find answers in position papers, letters and opinion pieces.

Recent News

  • Posted in Director's Blog: on 4/17/15

  • Posted in Director's Blog: on 3/16/15

  • Posted in Rail/Land: on 2/16/15

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Our freight forwarding member firms are all about helping Canadians do business with the world.  The association is all about representing and supporting members of the international freight forwarding sector in providing the highest level of quality and professional services to their clients.  We do that by keeping a laser focus on three key areas: advocacy, education and membership. Please look for your freight forwarder in our online directory, consider upgrading your skills – browse our education offerings, or connect with the community by registering for a local event.
Ruth SnowdenExecutive Director, CIFFACanadian International Freight Forwarders Association