Our Corporate Members—Forum for International Trade Training
Thank you to all of our Corporate Members! You membership helps to support a wide range of activities that are vital to the progression and development of FITTskills training and professional international trade certification worldwide.
Learn more about Corporate Membership and how your company or organization can join today!
AO Global Inc. was incorporated in Canada under Federal and Ontario Government laws and statutes. The company has been providing international trade service, consultation and training capacity building since June 2005. The Principals of AO Global are committed to a common standard of technical and professional excellence in the provision of management consulting and advisory services that are constructive, innovative and cost effective.
One of the main objectives is to improve the business relationship between Nigeria, other African Countries and North America, as well as to facilitate cross-country trade and training.
The Arkansas World Trade Center provides trade assistance to Arkansas’ small- to medium-sized companies and Fortune 500 companies, helping to increase their markets and benefit the economic development of the state of Arkansas. The Arkansas World Trade Center works closely with the U.S. Department of Commerce, and partners with the University of Arkansas and the Arkansas Economic Development Commission.
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) is Canada’s leading trade and industry association and the voice of manufacturing and global business in Canada. The association directly represents more than 10,000 leading companies nationwide. More than 85 percent of CME’s members are small and medium-sized enterprises. As Canada’s leading business network, CME, through various initiatives including icosmo.ca and the establishment of the Canadian Manufacturing Coalition, touches more than 100,000 companies from coast to coast, engaged in manufacturing, global business and service-related industries. CME’s membership network accounts for an estimated 82 percent of total manufacturing production and 90 percent of Canada’s exports.
Centennial College is Ontario’s first community college, established in 1966 in Toronto, Canada. The College has four campuses with international partnerships and affiliates in countries such as China and India among many others. The College has a record of exemplary teaching, innovative programming, strong industry partners and affiliates along with one of the most culturally diverse student bodies in all of Canada. Centennial College offers a three-year Diploma and a Graduate Certificate in International Business through its School of Business. Graduates from these programs work in areas such as international trade law, finance, sales and marketing. For more information on our programs and students visit www.centennialcollege.ca or connect with us on www.facebook.com/centennialcollege.
Le CCNB – Campus de Bathurst fait partie du réseau du Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick, qui répond aux besoins de formation technique, technologique et professionnelle dans chaque région de la province et ce, dans les deux langues officielles. Au sein de ce réseau, le CCNB – Campus de Bathurst se spécialise dans les domaines suivants : Administration et Commerce, Chimie et Environnement, Électronique, Industriel et Métaux, Mécanique motorisée et Technologie de l’information. Le site Web du Campus présente de plus amples détails sur chacune de ces spécialisations. Fondé en 1963, le CCNB – Campus de Bathurst a reçu son appellation actuelle en 1975, lorsque la province du Nouveau-Brunswick en fit l’achat. Notons également que le réseau actuel du CCNB représente un organisme de service spécial (OSS) qui opère de façon autonome, en vertu des cadres établis par le gouvernement provincial. Il est régi par la Loi sur l’enseignement et la formation destinés aux adultes.
L’institution dispose de deux centres de formation situés à l’intérieur des limites de la ville de Bathurst. Il offre actuellement 28 programmes de formation à temps plein, auxquels s’ajoute un éventail considérable de programmes à temps partiel et de formations à contrat, dispensés selon les besoin des industries, des entreprises et des institutions publiques et parapubliques. Le CCNB – Campus de Bathurst représente un maillon important de la chaîne de développement socio-économique de la grande région Restigouche-Chaleur. Puisqu’il s’agit du plus gros campus francophone du réseau CCNB, il contribue également de façon significative au maintien d’une image de marque pour la province du Nouveau-Brunswick autant à l’intérieur du Canada atlantique qu’à l’échelle nationale ainsi qu’à l’étranger.
John Molson School of Business of Concordia University will launch a new program of study in collaboration with Institut Franco- Québécois des Hautes Études en Management et Innovation (IFQ) with the aim of preparing students for CITP. The proposed program will consist of classes for two terms and a six month internship in a classroom setting. An additional internship of six months may be necessary for students who do not meet the CITP requirement of one year work experience in the field of international trade. Graduate students will be expected to attain a minimum of B- in their courses and an overall GPA of 3.0.
The School of Business and Hospitality at Conestoga College ITAL offers a choice of programs to fit most areas of business today. The programs are comprised of one-year certificates, two and three-year diplomas, as well as post-graduate certificates and degree completion opportunities. Many of these programs can be completed on a part-time basis during the day or evening as well as full-time during the day. The ability to apply what you have learned is of paramount importance in today’s business world. At Conestoga, we don’t just teach you business and management theories. We accomplish this by employing individuals who have significant industry and global experience and have a passion for teaching.
Exim Promotion Inc. specializes in helping small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) enter and do business in emerging and frontier markets. Exim Promotion Inc. was founded in 2001, and since then has consistently and exclusively focused on facilitating our clients’ international business plans. Our expertise lies in assisting you to identify business opportunities and find value in different markets, invest in and do business in these markets, help you navigate local rules and regulations, and most of all meet your growth and profit objectives. To do so, we bring into play our legal, accounting, financial, marketing, business development and training resources from conceptualization to the stage of business maturity and profit. Visit www.eximpromotion.com to learn how we can help you grow your business across borders.
Canadian exporters of all sizes have been using EDC to help them grow and prosper in international markets for 60 years. EDC is the only Canadian financial institution devoted exclusively to providing trade finance services in support of Canadian exporters and investors in up to 200 countries, including higher risk and emerging markets. EDC is a Crown corporation that operates on commercial principles.
Exportation et développement Canada (EDC) est une institution financière unique en son genre qui aide les exportateurs et les Canadiens à réussir à l’étranger depuis 1944. Elle offre des solutions de pointe en matière de financement du commerce extérieur, afin la compétitivité des entreprises canadiennes dans plus de 200 pays notamment sur les marchés émergents et les marchés à risque. EDC est une société d’État qui fonctionne comme une institution financière commerciale.
The Hanlon Centre for International Business Studies serves the University of Saskatchewan’s Edwards School of Business by… “Enhancing the Student International Business Experience”! It works to internationalize our school’s Bachelor of Commerce degree studies (along with offering a unique “Associate of International Business Studies” recognition program in conjunction to a student’s chosen study major), and to provide students a wealth of value-added services and programs related to the world market as a theme. Through initiatives in degree education, global business and cultural seminars/workshops, guest speakers on global subjects, experiential learning opportunities, peer/mentor-ship programs, and relevant materials/resources, the Hanlon Centre strives to “specialize” our business students who seek an internationally-related career path.
The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) is a specialized agency of the Inter-American System, and its purposes are to encourage and support the efforts of its Member States to achieve agricultural development and well-being for rural populations. With more than six decades of institutional life, the Institute is responding to new mandates issued by the Heads of State and Government of the Americas, the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) and the ministers of agriculture of the Americas, to reposition itself so that it can meet both the new challenges facing agriculture and the requests for support it receives from its member countries. The Institute has its Headquarters in Costa Rica, and Offices in 34 countries of the Americas, an Office in Miami, which is responsible for the Inter-American Program for the Promotion of Agricultural Trade, Agribusiness and Food Safety, as well as an Office for Europe, located in Madrid, Spain. The Directorate for Strategic Partnerships works out of the IICA Office in Washington, DC.
The International Trade Center UTSA is one of the leading trade assistance centers in Texas and the United States. Established in 1992, the ITC is part of the Small Business Development Center network, focusing on helping small- and medium-sized companies grow through international trade. The Center provides trade consulting, market research and training to client companies for free, and has a proven track record of helping hundreds of Texas companies enter new markets, create more efficient supply chains, and become globally competitive. The scope of ITC activity is global, but it has a strong focus on the Canadian and Mexican markets and seeks to learn from practitioners in each country. The ITC is involved in establishing Small Business Development Centers in Mexico, Central America, and Caribbean under U.S. Agency for International Development contracts and has established a trade platform linking small business development centers across this region.
For more than 5 years, Jordanian Canadian College has helped students gain the skills needed to acquire productive employment or to bridge into reputable universities abroad. We are proud of our many hundreds of distinguished students. They are the best testimonial to our educational efforts.
Memorial University is the largest university in the region of Atlantic Canada, with 17,500 students engaged in full and part-time studies at under-graduate and graduate levels. More than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, as well as diplomas and certificate programs are offered through our faculties and schools. The International Bachelor of Business Administration four-year degree differs from traditional business programs in its requirements that graduates must complement the usual set of business skills with an understanding of the international environment as well as with cross-cultural skills and experience relevant to a particular global region.
Mohawk College is a provincially funded, post-secondary institution regulated by the Ministry of Trade, Colleges and Universities (MTCU). Mohawk College currently has campuses in Hamilton, Brantford and Stoney Creek.
The International Business Management program (IBM), is a one year, post-graduate certificate program in the School of Business. The IBM program screens applicants according to OCAS (Ontario College Application System) criteria and standards. The IBM program also actively recruits graduates of two and three year business programs. We have also had considerable success with International recruitment.
Mount Royal University is dedicated to the success of its students. Located in Calgary, Mount Royal is an undergraduate university offering more than 65 bachelor’s degree, applied degree, university transfer, diploma and certificate programs to more than 13,000 credit students.
Mount Royal University's Bissett School of Business offers relevant and responsive education that prepares students for a successful career in today's global economy. Students can choose from four majors and ten minors in the Bachelor of Business Administration program. The school is also home to the nationally respected Aviation diploma program.
Mount Royal students enjoy small classes, access to academic and student support services, and modern recreational and residential facilities.
NASBITE International is a professional organization for the global business community. Our members include global business educators and trainers at academic institutions, trade specialists, federal, state and local trade assistance organizations, and practitioners that engage in or facilitate global business activity. The goals of our organization are: To coordinate and administer the Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) credential. To promote an exchange of information and resources among global business education and assistance professionals. To offer professional development for those engaged in global business education and assistance. To provide advocacy and leadership for global business education and assistance professionals.
The Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation’s International Trade Branch assists Ontario suppliers of exportable goods, services and technologies to develop targeted export strategies for international markets. The Branch’s team of knowledgeable export consultants provides the following core programs and services: one-on-one export consultation and guidance, First Steps in Exporting seminars, New Exporters to Border States (NEBS) missions and workshops, export market and sector-specific seminars and workshops, market information, virtual trade missions, international trade missions and trade shows, capital project and IFI advocacy support along with in-market support in Mexico, Brazil, Chile and UAE.
R&C is a consulting firm established in 2006 to support Colombian and foreign companies doing business with Colombia and the Latin American region, in international trade, foreign investment and new opportunities. Its partners have served in both public and private sector and bring many years of experience on how to do business in Colombia and the neighboring countries.
R&C represent a number of international companies and entities developing new business ventures in the region. The long list of customers includes the National Pork Producer Council of the United States, the World Trade Center Association based in New York, the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT), of Canada, Hyundai Motors Colombia and public entities.
The firm has contributed to accreditation of several free trade zones in Colombia, has supported the Colombian government in the implementation of the FTA with the United States, has been active as a private sector contributor to the negotiations of a Free Trade Agreement between Colombia and Korea, and is responsible for the development of new World Trade Centers in Colombia, Argentina and Central America.
The firm has its main office in Bogotá, Colombia, works with associated firms in other countries in Latin America, and is headed by Doctor Carlos Ronderos, Ph.D, a former Minister of International Trade of Colombia.
Saskatchewan Trade & Export Partnership is a non-profit, membership-driven, government/industry partnership designed to promote the growth of Saskatchewan’s export industry. STEP assists provincial businesses realize global marketing opportunities through specially tailored services and programs. STEP pursues growth in existing foreign markets and opens doors to new ones. Members include both businesses that are experienced and those that are new to international trade. The team of professionals has the experience, knowledge and international contacts to help companies meet their international marketing objectives.
Scotiabank is one of North America’s premier financial institutions and Canada’s most international bank. With approximately 60,000 employees, Scotiabank Group and its affiliates serve more than 12.5 million customers in some 50 countries around the world, offering a diverse range of products and services, including personal, commercial, corporate and investment banking. Scotiabank focuses on creating and seizing opportunities to better serve our customers, reward our shareholders, engage our employees and help our communities to prosper. Our success is reflected in our philosophy, One Team, One Goal, and in the strength of our three major business lines: Domestic Banking, International Banking and Scotia Capital.
Sheridan College, located in Oakville, Ontario, is a Delivery Partner with FITT through its full-time two academic-semester graduate program in International Business. Sheridan College also offers the FITT certificate and diploma program through its part time Continuing Education Program More information is available through the Sheridan website.
Sprott-Shaw Degree College is recognized as an innovative institution committed to teaching excellence and the provision of quality assured programs of higher education that prepare graduates to work in selected sectors of the global labour market. In April 2010, Sprott-Shaw Degree College was granted the renewal of the original concentrations of marketing, human resources, and the Generalist option by British Columbia’s Ministry of Advanced Education, Employment and Labour. Consent to offer two new concentrations in accounting and international business was granted in May 2010.
St. Clair College is Canada’s southernmost postsecondary education facility, where more than 20,000 people a year come to enhance their knowledge. Our International Business students have the opportunity to learn from international business practitioners as well as having a close proximity to the large American market. St. Clair College is situated in the heart of Canada’s auto industry and houses our recently completed FCEM, Ford Centre for Excellence in Manufacturing. We offer a two year undergraduate International Business Diploma and in response to the growing demand for specialized skills and practical knowledge in international trade, we are offering a highly intensive post-diploma program in international trade management. The College is focused on graduating people with highly employable skills who are positioned to contribute to the growth and success of our economy, within our community, across the country and around the world. St. Clair College – Our Focus Is You.
Providing students with an education that not only gets results but also helps to build better communities has been a hallmark of our experience since the college was established in 1967. With campuses in three small- to mid-sized cities in eastern Ontario, SLC serves a wide and diverse catchment area. What sets the college apart is its ability to offer a world-class educational experience without the hassles of big-city living.
Our educational philosophy is to work harder to put our students’ interests at the forefront of everything we do. That means, for one thing, delivering relevant, in-demand courses supported by superior faculty and staff, state-of-the-art facilities (including safe and comfortable residences), and a wide variety of support services.
The City of Toronto Strategic Alliances Team provides access to government programs, business tools and on-line services to enterprises that are looking at exporting into new markets, particularly markets outside of North America. Our aim is to enhance market access through relationships we have developed with our Friendship and Partners Cities and to expand and strengthen export capabilities for Toronto businesses.
L’Université Sainte-Anne est la seule institution d’enseignement post-secondaire de langue française en Nouvelle-Écosse. Elle reçoit des étudiants venus des quatre coins de l’Atlantique, du Canada et d’un peu partout au monde. Ses programmes en administration des affaires, en éducation, en sciences humaines, sciences pures et plusieurs autres programmes professionnels préparent les étudiants à entrer dans le monde du travail avec les connaissances pratiques et théoriques leur permettant de réussir avec succès. De plus, le ration professeurs/élèves et l’attention particulière donnée aux étudiants favorisent un milieu d’étude enrichissant et personnalisé. Le but de l’Université Sainte-Anne est de répondre aux besoins des populations francophones et francophiles, qu’il s’agisse d’élèves fraîchement diplômés des écoles secondaires, d’apprenants adultes en voie de réorientation de carrière ou de formation continue. De même, l’institution offre des formations spécialisées aux entreprises ou industries selon leurs besoins. L’Université Sainte-Anne vise l’excellence dans la formation intellectuelle, professionnelle et personnelle de sa population étudiante ainsi que dans ses activités de recherche et de rayonnement. L’Université Sainte-Anne joue également un rôle important dans le développement socio-économique de la société acadienne en Nouvelle-Écosse.
University of Calgary, Continuing Education welcomes more than 20,000 registrants to some 1,200 courses annually—all of which are designed with part-time learners in mind. A diverse array of courses and seminars are delivered at the main campus, online and at the downtown campus. Many courses can be credited towards certificate or professional designation programs.
Academic upgrading is available for students seeking admission of University of Calgary faculties. Customized training for groups—from public, corporate or non-profit organizations—is also available. Continuing Education offers degree credit through the Minor in Workplace Learning program and French Language Instruction.
Winnipeg Technical College (WTC) opened in 1985 and has provided education for employment for over 27 years. The dual mandate of the college is to deliver secondary courses and certificates that meet the career-readiness standards and technical training needs of industry, for both secondary and post-secondary students. WTC offers recognized certificates in 23 different fields of study and boasts 88% employability of its graduates. The college has one of the largest English Language Centers in Winnipeg, a Corporate Learning Centre and an International Department, and provides oversight to numerous Adult Learning Centres. The college is committed to ensuring student success through a student-centric learning community that supports customized learning, and applied learning opportunities that are made possible through partnerships with business, industry, government and academia.
The World Trade Centers Association (WTCA) is a not-for-profit, non-political association dedicated to the establishment and effective operation of World Trade Centers as instruments for trade expansion. The WTCA now represents 309 members in 88 countries. They are all involved in the development or operation of World Trade Centers or in providing related services. These World Trade Centers service more than 750, 000 international trading corporations.
World Trade Centre Edmonton (WTCE) is the international division of the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce and a member of the World Trade Centers Association, a global network of over 320 trade centers in major cities around the world. We are a one-stop service centre connecting business members and partners with global opportunities in trade, travel and investment. Partners and members have preferred access to World Trade Centre Edmonton facilities. WTCE, with its 20 Northern Chamber partners, promotes northern relations and international trade.