Updated December 2022
Walk into any store (online or in-person), and chances are, you'll find products from all over the world.
Whether you're looking at food, clothing, car parts, or electronics, many of the things we buy here in Canada were brought in from foreign markets, by import/export specialists.
Globalization and international transportation networks have made it easier than ever to move products across borders and overseas.
The import/export business in Canada is worth billions of dollars annually. And the latest data from the Government of Canada Job Bank shows steady-to-good demand for import/export professionals across the country. Every province (except PEI) gets at least three out of five stars for employment outlook in this field.
If you've noticed opportunities in this sector and are considering starting your own import/export career, what should you know about breaking into the business?
Here's a look at your employment options, and available training programs, in the field of international commerce.