FITT International Trade (Certificate)

FITT International Trade Certificate program is intended to prepare a student for a career in the field of international trade. This 3-month program is also suitable for students with some work experience or post-secondary business training interested in upgrading their training in International Trade. Upon successful completion of three (3) FITT courses and assessments as part of this program, students will be awarded a FITT certificate due to our partnership with FITT(Forum for International Trade Training ).

Student Receive

  • Canadian College FITT International Trade Certificate
  • FITT Certificate (depending on the elective classes completed)

Partnership with FITT

Canadian College has partnered with the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT) to offer the FITT skills program. FITT is Canada’s most trusted professional certification authority dedicated to providing international business training programs and related professional designation (CITP®|FIBP®) . FITT international business training solutions have become the standard of excellence for global trade professionals across Canada and around the world. The FITT Certified International Trade Professional (CITP®|FIBP®) designation is the world’s leading professional designation for global business practitioners.

Admission Requirements

  • High School Diploma, High School Completion Certificate, or equivalent.
  • Students must meet one of the following language requirements: Canadian College English Placement test 125; Smrt English 125; IELTS 5.0 overall with a minimum score of 4.5 in each section; TOEFL iBT 45; CAEL 40.
12 Weeks (300 Hours)
FITT Certificate
*This program has been approved by the Registrar, in accordance with the Ministry of Advanced Education.


COMM 140 - Communications

This introductory communications course emphasizes the development of reading, writing, listening and speaking business communication skills at a college level. Students write for various purposes and audiences and deliver short presentations to small groups. Students research, analyze, summarize and document information. Students self and peer evaluate written documents and oral presentations. Through reading, media response and discussion exercises, students improve their communication skills. Communicating in diverse teams and across cultures is emphasized.

FITT 275 - Feasibility of International Trade

FITT Course: The course Feasibility of International Trade examines the critical steps and decisions needed to determine the feasibility of potential international trade initiatives. Market research, analysis of organizational readiness, cost analysis, and risk analysis are all required in order to decide if a concept fits with a company’s strategic direction and improves the bottom line of an organization. Risk analysis then leads to the development of strategies to mitigate identified risks.

Any three of the following electives courses depending upon availability.

COMM210 - Intercultural Communication

This course prepares students to meet the challenges of intercultural business communication. Success in international business requires understanding and sensitivity in order to navigate the various differences one will encounter in a multi-cultural setting. From contrasting values and etiquette, to differences in language and non-verbal communication, students will develop the awareness and skills to transcend such differences within a multicultural environment, both international and domestic. Through assignments, readings and in-class discussion, students will gain the practical knowledge and skills for a variety of communication-based tasks, from cross-cultural negotiation to effective business correspondence.

FITT 220 - International Trade Finance

FITT Course: The course International Trade Finance centres on the strategies and knowledge required for a successful international trade transaction. To be successful in international trade, organizations need to optimize payment options, risk mitigation strategies, use of financial tools, contracts and effective cash flow management. The course also covers techniques and plans to resolve disputes should they arise.

FITT 260 - International Sales and Marketing

FITT Course: The International Sales and Marketing course emphasizes marketing as key in ensuring an organization’s product or service is seen to fit the needs and interests of an international target market. While marketing can create the demand, an effective sales strategy is essential to profit from this demand. This course details considerations an organization must make when promoting and selling products and or services beyond its domestic borders.

FITT 265 - International Market Entry Strategies

FITT Course: The course International Market Entry Strategies examines what individuals in organizations need to know and do to ensure the success of new international ventures. International trade practitioners must research market entry options, analyze these options, and then select the most effective entry strategy and strategic partnerships for their needs. The chosen strategy must be successfully implemented and managed.

FITT 270 - Global Value Chain

FITT Course: The Global Value Chain course examines aspects of the primary activities of Distribution and Inventory Management, and the supporting activities of Document Management and Procurement, which are integral to international trade logistics. Doing business in/with foreign markets requires consideration of different regulatory, financial, geographical, cultural and consumer requirements.

FITT 205 - Products and Services for a Global Market

FITT Course: In the Products and Services for a Global Market course, you’ll learn how to adapt and conform your products and services to differences in regulatory, legal, cultural and consumer/client requirements in international markets. Analyzing how these differences may impact the cost, product design, packaging, labeling, product testing, and service delivery, and then developing strategies around these custom aspects, is key to your long-term success in any international target market.

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