Recognizing the best and brightest in Freight Forwarding
About the CIFFA Young Freight Forwarder of the Year Award
The annual Canadian Young Freight Forwarder of the Year Award is given to a young individual who best demonstrates the education, knowledge and attitude necessary to become an exceptional freight forwarding professional in the future and is a stepping stone to gain recognition and status in the Canadian freight forwarding industry.
The winner of the Canadian award receives a CA $1,500.00 cash prize and is eligible to participate in the Regional Round of the Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year competition, sponsored by the TT Club and FIATA, with a chance to further compete for the ultimate world prize at the FIATA World Congress, free of any registration fees and accommodation costs and US $1,000 towards the return air ticket to the Congress.
The international award winner receives an international certificate, a trophy, one-week practical industry experience in Hong Kong, London or New Jersey, one-week academic training in the TT Club’s Head Office in London, and one-year free subscription to International Transport Journal in English, French or German.
How to Enter
- Submit an application form and a letter of recommendation from the senior management of your current employer, including verification of the applicant’s date of birth, via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, by September 30th.
- Applicants must be between 18 and 32 years of age (the applicant’s 33rd birthday must be after January 1st of the year following the fall competition).
- Hold at least the CIFFA Certificate in International Freight Forwarding.
- Have at least 2 years of freight forwarding experience. This is not mandatory but preferred due to the complexity of the task.
Upon receipt of the application, the letter of recommendation, and having met all the above requirements, the applicants will receive further details and instructions. The deadline for submitting the completed dissertation in the Canadian round of the competition is generally at the end of December.