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) six-day PMP Exam Prep Boot Camp at no extra cost. The bonus workshop offers 35 PDUs (Professional Development Units) upon completion and is designed for program participants who plan to pursue their PMP designation.
- 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
- 35 PDUs (Professional Development Units) towards PMP exam
Industry Advisory Committee: Supply Chain Connections
Miguel Lopez, VP of Operations, Coltene SciCan
Peter Hawkins, Managing Director, MELLOWHAWK Logistics
Rosanna Arcaina, Production Supervisor, Maple Leaf Foods Inc.
Headley Bent, Analyst Revenue Management, Purolator Inc.
Hugh Lawson, Director, Business Development, Staples Promotional Products Canada
Salam Akhtar, Vice President, Supply Chain, Bayer Canada
Wael Safwat, Director of Procurement – North America, Black & McDonald Ltd.
Al-Azhar Khalfan, President and CEO, SCMAO
Rosanna Gorys, Associate Dean, Continuing & Professional Studies, Sheridan College
Companies that have recently hired from our program:
City of Toronto
Kuehne & Nagel
Our graduates have been hired into the following roles:
SIP Quality Coordinator
Sales and Inventory Control
SAP Business Analyst
- 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 and OTEC.
To learn more about Supply Chain Connections, please click here to email Liliana Lewandowski or call at 905.361.2522.
The Supply Chain Connections Program is a full time 6-week program that runs Monday to Friday from 9:30am to 4:30pm
Program Delivery Schedule:
Cohort 1 – April 9 - May 18, 2018 (Mississauga)
Cohort 2 – August 6 - September, 2018 (Brampton)
Cohort 3 – October 29 – December 7, 2018 (Mississauga)
Cohort 4 – January 28 – March 8, 2019 (Brampton)
Cohort 5 – April 15 – May 24, 2019 (Mississauga)
Cohort 6 – August 5 – September 13, 2019 (Brampton)
Cohort 7 – October 28 – December 6, 2019 (Mississauga)
Cohort 8 – January 27- March 6, 2020 (Brampton)
Program Information Session Schedule:
In order to apply, you are required to attend one of the program information sessions. Sessions are delivered weekly at one of two ACCES Employment locations: Brampton or Mississauga. Please call front reception at the preferred location for registration.
Mississauga – 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Call 905.361.2522
Feb 12, 19, 26, 2019
March 5, 12, 19, 26, 2019
April 2, 9, 16, 23, 2019
August 20, 27, 2019
September 3, 10, 17, 24, 2019
October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2019
November 5, 12, 2019
Brampton – 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Call 905.454.2316
January 8, 15, 22, 29, 2019
February 5, 2019
April 30, 2019
May 7, 14, 21, 28, 2019
June 4, 11, 18, 25, 2019
July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2019
August 6, 13, 2019
November 19, 26, 2019
December 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2019