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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.

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
  • 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:

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 Eligibility

The participation criteria include:

  • Permanent Resident, Convention Refugee or Refugee Claimant with one-year work permit
  • Minimum of two years professional experience in supply chain OUTSIDE Canada
  • Post-secondary education in supply chain or related from OUTSIDE Canada
  • Strong English communication skills (ideally Canadian Language Benchmark 8)

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 and OTEC.

To learn more about Supply Chain Connections, please click here to email the Program Manager 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 8 – January 27- March 6, 2020 (Mississauga)

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

Check back in January for our 2020 dates.