5 reasons why you should get a job in International Trade

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You might be surprised to find that Vancouver is home to one of the largest ports in Canada, which is good news for those looking to start a career in International Trade.

Right now Vancouver handles 2.9 million TEUs (20-foot equivalent unit cargo containers) that’s way more than Montreal (1.3 million) with Prince Rupert and Halifax following close behind.

The Largest Port in Canada is Located in Vancouver/Brighton College

The Largest Port in Canada is Located in Vancouver/Brighton College

98,800 Canadian Jobs/Brighton College

Overall, there are 98,800 Canadian jobs with 50% of Canada’s container cargo going through Vancouver. Cargo creates $9.7 billion in GDP across Canada with $6.1 billion in wages and a whopping $20.3 billion in economic output.

But that’s enough numbers for now, instead here are just five reasons for why International Trade makes a great career:

1. You’ll receive highly competitive wages

$67,000 average wage/Brighton College

$67,000 average wage/Brighton College

2. Lots of work available in major cities

Top 5 Trade Employment cities in BC/Brighton College

Top 5 Trade Employment Cities in BC/Brighton College

3. The industry is stable and secure

The industry is stable and secure/Brighton College

The industry is stable and secure/Brighton College

4. You’ll find a range of career paths

You'll find a range of career paths/Brighton College

You’ll find a range of career paths/Brighton College

5. The industry is still growing with a high demand

The industry is still growing/Brighton College

The industry is still growing/Brighton College

How to get started

So what’s your first step to a career in International Trade? Brighton College is one of the few Platinum accredited partners with FITT and an accredited partner with CIFFA.

If you wish to learn more about the industry and the training required to enter the workforce, join a free information session offered by Brighton College or call 604-210-3027 for more details.

Learn more about the International Trade and Freight Forwarding program.

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