Your career in global business
A world of opportunity: That's what a career in global business is all about. With the emergence of international supply chains and highly integrated economies, the time is right to find a job that transcends borders. From specializations in trade law, finance, logistics, sales and everything in between, there is no limit to what you can do. But, like many other professions, it takes the right tools and the right know-how to get your foot in the door.
Many of Canada’s greatest international trade challenges depend upon the development and delivery of effective and innovative human resource solutions. The way we trade has changed. The focus is not just on exports anymore; rather, an integrative trade paradigm has emerged that requires new skills to support new trade processes. In the new context, skills and competencies of workers play an increasingly critical role in enabling international trade.
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Prestigious, progressive, and professional, the ClTP designation is earned by meeting a comprehensive set of competency standards, as defined by the International Forum for Trade Training (FITT), Canada’s global business and professional certification authority. With fewer than 500 CITPs across the country, this specialized accolade can put your career in the fast lane for success, with instant cross-sector recognition. Put your skills to work for you. Learn how to become CITP-certified and read how other professionals have done the same.
Website, Forum for International Trade Training
Every year, Export Development Canada awards up to 30 scholarships – 25 of which go to undergraduate university or college students interested in pursuing a career or furthering their studies in international business. Up to five additional scholarships are allocated for students in programs that combine business with environmental or sustainability studies. An EDC scholarship is worth a $4,000 cash award. Scholarships are generally awarded in the spring, and are then issued in autumn, coinciding with the start of the academic year.
Website, Export Development Canada
Active in 110 countries and territories, with more than 60,000 members, AIESEC is the world's largest student-run organization. Through this extensive global network, AIESEC Canada offers youth 18-30 years of age the opportunity to experience life in a foreign country, and work abroad in the areas of management, technology, education, and development. Destinations include China, India, Brazil, Turkey, Ukraine, Uganda and Kenya. There is a one-time application fee of $415. Placements range from six weeks to 18 months.
Website, AIESEC Canada
University of Alberta MBA student Loren Miller aspires to a career in international economic development and trade. What better place to launch himself, he figures, than Canada? After three years of living and teaching in Japan, Mr. Miller decided to come home, drawn by the stability of the Canadian economy and the solid reputation of its business schools. "It’s an interesting time to be in Canada with a business degree,” says Miller, who holds dual Canadian-U.S. citizenship and briefly considered the idea of studying south of the border. (Published November 3, 2011; written by Virginia Galt)
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Facilitated by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, the Business Women in International Trade (BWIT) program provides targeted support to Canadian women business enterprises (WBEs). BWIT facilitates access to information specific to women entrepreneurs; educates Canada’s network of trade professionals on ways to help Canadian business women secure contracts with Fortune 500 companies through US supplier diversity programs; and partners with key stakeholders to leverage supplier diversity procurement opportunities through trade missions.Website, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Government of Canada