CSCSC e-Newsletter

February 28, 2013

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Council News

Cross-Sector Association Group Launches Careers in the Supply Chain Website
In a cross-sector show of cooperation and commitment to promoting the profession, the Supply Chain Career Awareness Collaborative (SCCAC) – a group of 15 supply chain-focused associations, of which the Council is a member – has come together to launch Careers in the Supply Chain.
The new national web portal, which debuts today, is designed to increase awareness of career pathways in the supply chain and position the supply chain as a profession of choice.
With more than 350,000 jobs expected to come on line in the next five years, Canada’s supply chain is a hotbed of employment activity. To address impending labour shortages and educate job seekers, the Careers in the Supply Chain website connects visitors to educational and training opportunities available to those interested in pursuing or advancing a career in supply chain or public procurement.
The 15 organizations that comprise the Supply Chain Career Awareness Collaborative are:
  • APICS The Association for Operations Management – Canadian District
  • CITT
  • Calgary Logistics Council
  • Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association
  • Canadian Public Procurement Council
  • Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council
  • Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport – North America
  • Halifax Employers Association
  • Healthcare Supply Chain Network
  • International Warehouse Logistics Association – Canadian Council
  • Purchasing Management Association of Canada
  • The Shipping Federation of Canada
  • Supply Chain & Logistics Association Canada
  • The Van Horne Institute
  • Western Transportation Advisory Council

New Supply Chain Mentors Available
Several new mentoring volunteers have recently been added to the Council's list of mentors. See the list if you could use help in:
  • Identifying solutions to your job-related issues
  • Assessing your strengths and areas for development
  • Accessing resources and networks

One of our mentors may have expertise from which you could benefit.

Why Have Your Program Accredited through the NAP?
"The CSCSC National Accreditation Program has provided us with an independent, third-party assessment of our program against its national standards. This has helped our business by confirming that our program is meeting industry standards, and giving our students confidence that our course offerings are comparable to other accredited education opportunities. Being a part of the NAP also requires us to remain disciplined in updating our course material and continuing to adhere to the national standards. This ensures ongoing quality control and demonstrates we are committed to program excellence for the long term."
~ Maureen Sullivan, President, National Education Consulting Inc. (NECI)

Association News

CITT’s spring-semester courses start on April 16. Find information here.

CCRW Youth Scholarship Program for Students with Disabilities 2013

The Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work offers annual scholarships to assist students with disabilities in their pursuit of post-secondary education and training.
To be considered, scholarship applicants must:
  • Be a person with a long-term and reoccurring disability that restricts his or her ability to perform the activities necessary to participate in educational activities. This limitation is expected to remain with the person for life.
  • Be a high-school student entering the first year of studies at the undergraduate level in a Canadian post-secondary institution that is recognized by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada.
  • Be a full-time student.
  • Not be involved in the selection process or be a close family member of any scholarship selection committee member.
  • Not have been awarded one of these scholarships in the past.
Scholarships are in the amount of $2,500 for the academic year beginning September 2013. The deadline for application submission is April 26, 2013.
For more information, go to

Employers: Become More Efficient with Electronic Records of Employment

Are you still filling out paper Records of Employment (ROEs)? Forget the paper! ROE Web is a secure and easy-to-use Web-based application that lets payroll administrators create, submit and amend ROEs online, faster and at a lower cost.
Service Canada developed ROE Web to make it easier for employers to fill out ROEs and simplify the processing of workers’ Employment Insurance claims. ROE Web lets employers and payroll service providers create, amend, view, print and submit electronic ROEs online.
The benefits of ROE Web include:
  • increased productivity and time savings;
  • reduced paper burden;
  • filing flexibility;
  • improved ROE quality and accuracy;
  • ease of use; and
  • security.
Follow These Steps to Get Started Using ROE Web
Whether you are a large or small company, you need to register with Service Canada to start issuing your ROEs electronically through ROE Web.
  1. Complete – The registration form, which is available on the Service Canada website, must be completed and signed. On the form, an ROE Web administrator, called a Primary Officer, must be named to manage the ROE Web account on behalf of the organization.
  2. Visit – The Primary Officer must visit a Service Canada Centre and provide two pieces of identification (one with a photo) and the registration form.
  3. Activate – Within 20 business days of submitting the form, the Primary Officer will receive an activation code and instructions on how to activate the ROE Web account.
  4. Access – The first time the Primary Officer accesses the ROE Web account, he or she will have two login options. The Primary Officer can log in using a GCKey, the new Government of Canada secure credential, or a Sign-In Partner identification that enables users to access online government programs and services using a login they may already have with a financial institution.
To learn more about ROE Web and how to register, or to get answers to frequently asked questions, visit or call the Employer Contact Centre at 1-800-367-5693 (TTY: 1-855-881-9874).

Website Links


Sheridan Community Employment Services: Post Jobs for Free

The Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning offers employers free job postings on its Community Employment Services site.
The service is easy to use, staffed by people who can introduce you to potential new employees.

Coming Events

Alberta Institute of Purchasing Management Association of Canada, Secrets of Procurement Law
March 5: Edmonton, Alta.
March 7: Calgary, Alta.
Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association, Air Dangerous Goods Training
: March 5 to 7
Recurrent: March 6 and 7
Radioactive: March 7
Montreal and Toronto
: March 12 to 14
Recurrent: March 13 and 14
Radioactive: March 14
: March 19 to 21
Recurrent: March 20 and 21
Radioactive: March 21
CITT, Webinar: Transportation Management Systems: Managing your Inbound and Outbound Transportation, March 13
Alberta Institute of Purchasing Management Association of Canada, High Performance Teams
March 14 and 15: Calgary, Alta.
March 21 and 22: Edmonton, Alta.
Alberta Institute of Purchasing Management Association of Canada, Strategic Approach to Supply Chain Management
April 1 and 2: Calgary, Alta.
April 4 and 5: Edmonton, Alta.
National Education Consulting Inc., Public Sector Procurement Program (PSPP) 201: Planning
April 4 and 5: Halifax, N.S.
April 18 and 19: Burnaby, B.C.
Canadian Aboriginal & Minority Supplier Council, Diversity Procurement Fair, April 9 and 10, Toronto, Ont.

Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association International, Trade Workshops
April 10: Montreal, Que.
Cargo Insurance (am)
Essentials of Exporting (pm)

April 25: Toronto, Ont.
Letters of Credit (am)
Incoterms 2010 (pm)
Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association, eManifest Strategic Business Planning
April 16: Calgary
April 17: Edmonton
May 1: Montreal
National Education Consulting Inc., Public Sector Procurement Program (PSPP) 203: Managing and Evaluation
April 24 and 25: Burnaby, B.C.
May 9 and 10: Halifax, N.S.
Alberta Institute of Purchasing Management Association of Canada, Global Sourcing: Understanding Issues, Success & Trends
May 6 and 7: Calgary, Alta.
May 9 and 10: Edmonton, Alta.
Supply Chain & Logistics Association Canada and Canadian Industrial Transportation Association, Supply Chain Canada, May 14 and 15, Mississauga, Ont.

Purchasing Management Association of Canada, 88th Annual National Conference: Capitalizing on Supply Chain Solutions, June 12 to 14, Ottawa, Ont.
Always up-to-date in our online event listing. See events outside of Canada.

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