Logistics specialists find the most cost-effective ways to make, store, transport and distribute goods for large business. There are no strict entry requirements for the field of logistics but a diploma or degree in logistics, business, supply chain management or a related field is highly recommended.
Training is available at two institutions in Newfoundland and Labrador:
Program: Supply Chain and Logistics
Institution: Eastern College, St. John’s
Duration: 57 weeks (16-week work term included)
Entrance Requirements: High school graduation
Students in the supply chain and logistics diploma program are exposed to the international supply chain and the skills needed to be successful in the industry. Students develop proficiencies appropriate for a wide range of careers in supply chain and logistics.
Program: Bachelor of Commerce (Co-op)
Institution: Memorial University of Newfoundland (St. John’s Campus)
Duration: Five years (common first year, specialization in years two to five)
- Students must meet the general entrance requirements for Memorial University and can apply to enter directly into the Business Faculty from high school.
- Admission to the Bachelor of Commerce program is competitive and selective. Although a student may meet the minimum requirements, admission is not guaranteed.
This is a co-operative program with nine school terms and three work terms. Students can concentrate on a specific area by choosing business electives from a specialized field. Those interested in the field of logistics can concentrate on supply chain management.
College graduates receive a Diploma in Supply Chain and Logistics while university graduates receive a Bachelor of Commerce (Co-op) degree.
Those working in logistics can seek the designation of Certified Logistics Professional. This certification is available through the Canadian Institute of Traffic and Transportation.