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Supply Chain Sector in Canada

Comprised of over 820,000 jobs in a range of occupations and industries, this sector has continued to see an annual labour force growth rate of 2.1% between 2006 and 2014. It is anticipated that the sector will experience continued growth and new jobs due to retirements and worker turnover (Supply Chain Canada). There remains a significant number of positions that are unfilled (currently 27 000), with an additional 66 000 openings anticipated each year for the next five years (Careers in Supply Chain).

About Supply Chain Connections

The Supply Chain Connections program assists internationally-trained professionals with moving into a range of positions within the sector. The program features an orientation to the supply chain sector in Canada, sector-specific workplace skills and connections with employers in the Supply Chain field. After participants find work, they can receive on-going coaching with business communication and language skills.

The program incorporates an additional (and optional) three-day workshop on Project Management for Supply Chain Professionals at no extra cost. The bonus workshop offers 20 PDUs (Professional Development Units) upon completion and is designed for program participants who plan to pursue their PM designation.

Program Benefits:

  • One-to-one support from an employment consultant who is knowledgeable about the sector
  • Connections to employers who are hiring
  • Access to mentors who are professionals in your field
  • Invitations to attend recruitment and networking events
  • Academic training from a recognized educational institute
  • Business communication and workplace culture training in a Canadian context
  • Orientation to your sector in Canada
  • Job search support and preparation
  • Coaching and support after you’re hired
  • 20 PDUs (Professional Development Units) towards PMP exam preparation

Industry Advisory Committee: Supply Chain Connections

Rosanna Arcaina, Physical Logistics, Nestle Canada
Headley Bent, Analyst Revenue Management, Purolator Inc.
Peter Hawkins, Managing Director, Mellowhawk
Miguel Lopez, Sr. Supply Chain Manager, Bard Canada Inc.
Jessie MacDougall, Academic Portfolio Administrator, Sheridan College
Judith Van Veldhuysen, Program Manager, Membership Development, SCMAO

Companies that have recently hired from our program:

Exel Canada
Immet Multimatic
Menasha Pkg.
Monex Group
City of Toronto
Kuehne & Nagel
Fastenal Canada
Home Depot

Our graduates have been hired into the following roles:

SIP Quality Coordinator
Logistics Manager
Purchasing Analyst
Material Planner
Sales and Inventory Control
Warehouse Manager
Project Planner/Scheduler
SAP Business Analyst
Project Controller
Inventory Management

Program Fees:

  • The fee for this program is $500. This fee offsets the academic portion of the program and may be eligible for full reimbursement through the Ontario Bridging Participant Assistance Program.
  • All books and materials are included or available on-loan to participants at no additional cost.
  • All other costs related to the program and employment services are generously funded by the Government of Ontario and the Government of Canada. The fee represents a small proportion (approximately 10 per cent) of the overall cost of the program.

Supply Chain Connections is funded by the Government of Ontario and delivered in partnership with Sheridan College, OTEC and supported by the Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council.

To learn more about Supply Chain Connections, please click here to email Liliana Lewandowski or call at 905.361.2522.