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International Freight Forwarding Courses

Give your skills (and your career) a boost. We offer beginner to expert-level courses that more than 260 Canadian logistics employers want to see on your resume.

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Why Freight Forwarding is Important

As facilitators in moving goods around the world, freight forwarders aren't just problem solvers. They are vital to Canada's economy and global supply chains. They enhance Canada's ability to do business with the world.

professional Freight Forwarding Courses AND DESIGNATION

CIFFA Certificate and FIATA Diploma Courses
Our Freight Forwarding courses will prepare you to work and succeed as an international freight forwarder. You'll learn to plan and execute shipments by land, air and ocean; understand routes, rates and carrier options; and accurately quote, arrange shipments and manage transportation documentation.
CIFFA/Schulich Management Program
CIFFA partners with the Schulich Executive Education Centre (SEEC) to offer three online courses that contribute to the Professional Freight Forwarder (PFF) designation. These courses focus on sales, client service and finance. Each course is designed with the logistics manager in mind, but is general enough that employees within any organization would benefit.
Professional Freight Forwarder Designation
In a competitive marketplace, differentiating yourself is a key to success. Completion of the Schulich Management courses, along with the CIFFA Certificate and FIATA Diploma courses earns you the right to apply to be recognized as a CIFFA Professional Freight Forwarder.


Schulich courses helped to capture a better understanding of core components of businesses in my daily work. The courses provided a good grasp of fundamental of sales, financial accounting procedures and customer service culture. The online material was easy to use and user friendly. The instructors were very knowledgeable and a pleasure to interact with every week.
Jonathan V Legault
Rutherford Global Logistics
The CIFFA/Schulich Management Program with its knowledgeable team of instructors do an excellent job teaching core business principles related to the international freight forwarding industry. I learned everything from how sales strategy and sales management affects all aspects of business to developing a plan to achieve the top service levels in the industry. I am able to translate what I’ve learned to my day to day tasks and responsibilities as Manager of Operations at TAM International LP.
Rob Klassen
Operations Manager - TAM International
Learning with CIFFA was definitely the best route I took in Canada. It helped me learn all the verticals and to be a true Forwarder. It also helped me advance my career in the Freight Forwarding Industry. The encouragement from Instructors and the learning methodology is excellent, You truly use this learning into your day to day activities.
Antonio Da Silva
Sales Manager Ontario - LCL Canada
The CIFFA education programs provided me with the knowledge I needed to excel in my job and progress my career.  Working in Sales you need to understand everything from ocean, air and land transportation, customs, terms of trade, so you can make informed decisions for your clients.
Bradley Davis
Director, Route Development, Transpacific Canada - Kuehne + Nagel.
CIFFA’s certificate program covers a wide range of topics and has helped me to identify and understand the various cogs at work with any given shipment. Completing the coursework has helped demonstrate to my employer my commitment to the industry, and has given me the knowledge and skills to identify new opportunities and revenue streams.
Kevin Soyatt
Logistics Coordinator - Cole International Inc.
As a financial analyst, the courses helped me to better understand the logistics business and its challenges, and have been very useful to have better communications and discussions with operations. The training material is very clear, and the instructors were very knowledgeable.
Djamel Budin
Financial Analyst - Bolloré Logistics Canada Inc.
Our commitment to growth and innovation in supply chain and logistics is shared through every level of DSV Canada. Through our partnership with CIFFA, we have built a comprehensive 2-Year Trainee program that develops talent from colleges and university logistics programs across Canada.
Flavia A. Iuston-Blair
Senior Manager, Human Resources, DSV Air & Sea Inc, Canada

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