Completed in March 2013.

Although the Council is not currently running a Career Focus Program, we hope to again in the near future. If you'd like to be notified if we're successful in securing funding to restart the program, contact

Through the Career Focus Program, the Council provided wage-subsidy funding to employers that hired post-secondary graduates into the supply chain sector. The program gave employers the opportunity to develop the skills of industry newcomers through program-approved learning plans based on the Council's National Occupational Standards, helping new employees become multi-skilled and adaptable workers. The CFP subsidized up to one half of a new employee's wages for the internship period.

"The support of the Career Focus Program gave us the extra confidence needed to hire someone without much experience in our industry. Our new team member has shown a great aptitude and some good early success. It would have been a little more difficult to make the hiring decision, and we may have held off adding a new person, if we did not have the help of the Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council. We are very happy with the program and, if it continues, we may be in touch and attempt a more-aggressive growth strategy, which would in turn get more young and talented people some practical experience in the logistics field."

Dean Duffin - Branch Director, FLS Transportation Services, Calgary, Alberta

These employers hired new supply chain employees using funds available through the Council's Career Focus Program:

AbbyShot Clothiers
Aramex International
Argus Transport Canada
Art Knapp Plantland & Florist
Canada Safeway Limited
Canadian Tire #48 (CMND MacArthur Sales Ltd)
Cavendish Farms
Chapman Building Supplies Ltd.
CrossBorder Solutions Inc.
DBM Systems Inc.
Delmar International
Durham College
EDI Customs Brokers Inc.
Expeditors Canada Inc.
Export Packers
Export Ventures Group Inc.
FLS Transportation
FPS Food Process Solutions Corp.
FedEx Trade Networks Transport & Brokerage Canada Inc.
Geo H. Young & Co. Ltd.
Ground Transportation Solutions
Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies
J.P. Enterprises
Jelli Fish Kids
Just Quality International Inc.
KTI Logistics Ltd.
Lafarge Canada Inc.
Lalvani Logistics
Lucerne Foods
Manitoulin Global Forwarding
NexJ Systems Inc.
OpenRoad Audi Vancouver
Quality and Company Inc.
Richardson International Limited
Richo Enterprise Ltd.
SCI Logistics
Sheridan Nurseries Liimited
Shift Urban Cargo Delivery
Stonz Wear Incorporated
Sunview Patio Doors Ltd.
Vickers Marketing Ltd.
W.R. Davis Engineering Limited
Wilson's Transportation Ltd.