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International Trade Competency Standards Project

The International Trade Competency standards will be used by hundreds of stakeholders – individuals, businesses, institutions, credentialing bodies, governments and others – all aiming to raise the bar and help define job types and careers in international trade.

International Trade Competency Standards

It’s all about performance

Benchmarked against international standards and intended to be forward looking, competency standards are used by companies to manage HR activities such as writing job descriptions or training plans; by curriculum designers to build courses or assessment tools; and by individuals to chart career paths

The national competency standards will be used by hundreds of stakeholders – individuals, businesses, institutions, credentialing bodies, governments and others – all aiming to raise the bar and help define job types and careers in international trade.

Properly skilled international trade professionals drive profits and contribute to the success of their companies. Our national competency standards will define the best practice skills and knowledge required of competent global trade workers.

Industry-led, Business-focused.

Funded by the Government of Canada, the project is led by the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT), an industry-led not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing international business training, resources and elite professional international trade certification (CITP®|FIBP®) to individuals and businesses.

Government of Canada

 

This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada's Sectoral Initiatives Program (SIP).

 

More than a hundred global trade professionals came together to create industry standards.

Nearly 120 international business professionals from across Canada and internationally gathered over the past year to take part in focus groups and validation sessions as part of our International Trade Competency Standards project.

These individuals helped us create world-class industry standards for global trade and defined exactly what it takes to outperform the competition. Their assistance on this project will also lead to the creation of well-defined job profiles as a final tool or output which we’ll make available soon.