Why Become a Member?

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Global Recognition

CIFFA’s brand has international strength. It’s recognized as a world-class association for freight forwarders, load brokers, and carter/drayage companies. With a long track record of success, high standards, and strong relationships with various government bodies, a CIFFA membership guarantees that our industry and your business is well represented.

When people deal with a CIFFA forwarder, they know they’re working with trained professionals that carry Freight Forwarders Liability Insurance and load brokers that abide by the FMSCA Surety bond requirement. Our members aren’t ‘fly by night’ organizations, and businesses trust that reputation.

Top-Level Education and Resources

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International Freight Forwarding Courses

Standardized exams set the bar for industry education in Canada
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CIFFA Workshops

Practical, timely and cost-effective training to keep members well informed
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Dangerous Goods Training

Courses meet IATA, FIATA, ICAO, IMO and Transport Canada standards
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CIFFA Professional Freight Forwarder (PFF)

In partnership with Schulich School of Business, we offer a professional designation
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CIFFA Expertise in Canadian Colleges

Member companies now have the opportunity to hire a college grad who also holds a CIFFA Certificate
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CIFFA Internship Program

Connects college students to member firms for work semesters as part of their college diploma requirements

Industry Advocacy

CIFFA works as a champion for business and industry sector rights, and represents a common front for international freight forwarders, load brokers, and carter/drayage companies. We liaise with government, conventions, carriers, IATA and FIATA issues, both nationally and internationally.

Our association is the voice of Freight Forwarding in Canada – whether it is to provide insight to Canada Border Services Agency when drafting the new regulations, or to work with carriers and governments in drafting procedures. We also provide early visibility to members on important government initiatives.


Change is constant. Regulations change. Dangerous Goods requirements change. Association staff scans information from national and international sources, transforming data into timely and relevant information.

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We send a daily newsletter with the latest industry news that members need to know.
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The Forwarder

Our digital trade magazine provides articles and perspectives on the changing environment in which members operate. Print copies are published twice a year.
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We update our website regularly, with current information, events and educational opportunities.

CIFFA Affinity Program Discounts

The CIFFA Affinity program is designed for the benefit of our members. The goal is to add value for all member firms and their employees through discounts or other cost-saving opportunities.

  • Ecommerce Solutions
  • eTrade Services
  • Fuel Supplier
  • Human Resources
  • Insurance
  • Reference Guides
  • Software
  • Trucking/Warehousing

WayPay Inc.

WayPay Inc. is an Associate CIFFA Member offering low cost payments processing. For qualifying clients who sign up before August 31st, monthly SaaS fees will be waived for the first three months of the program. Qualifying clients will be able to process EFTs at no cost and integrate into their AP platform. Contact: Wendy Hall wendy.hall@rbc.com

Global eTrade Services (GeTS)

GeTS offers a suite of global trade compliance services that enable companies to meet regulatory and compliance requirements from Government agencies around the world. Based on a SaaS model, GeTS is centred on a global trade platform that facilitates cross-border trade with Compliance and Connectivity. All services can be subscribed on the fly, scaled accordingly, and delivered through the Cloud to enable a high level of accessibility, predictability, and ease of access. Member Discount: Fellow CIFFA members are eligible for a special package designed for Canadian Freight Forwarders. This package includes:
  • Monthly Platform Subscription Fee:
    • Waived until December 31, 2021
  • House Bills eManifest (eHBL)ACI Air, ACI Marine Supplementary Reporting
    • $100 USD / month (Includes 200 transactions) $0.50 per transaction
For more information, or to get started right away, CLICK HERE or quote ‘GeTSAffinity’ to sales@globaletrade.services

EDPRO Energy Group

Low cost, low emission propane enables your forklifts to run on 100% power indoors or out, and it only takes minutes to change a cylinder. EDPRO Energy Group can tailor propane solutions to meet your specific requirements through our local, community-based professionals, all across Ontario. Propane is our product. Caring is our culture. 1-877-693-3779 edproenergy.com

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Travel insurance is important to help protect you, your family or visitors to Canada from costs that can occur due to an unforeseen medical emergency during a trip or an unexpected reason to cancel or interrupt a trip. Without it, travellers may be left to pay significant out of pocket expenses. If you are looking for Single Trip Emergency Medical coverage, CIFFA/Gallagher have recently introduced a new plan that provides up to $5 Million for COVID-19 emergencies while travelling outside of Canada. (Comprehensive Travel Plans)


In the ever evolving world of HR management, owners and managers of SMEs face difficult and costly HR issues on a daily basis, often without the in-house expertise of an HR professional to assist them. With the cost of HR management continuing to rise, the small and medium business owner is charged with deciding whether to invest hard earned capital into HR management or be exposed, unnecessarily, to the risks associated with non-compliance or a wrongful dismissal. Humaniqa recognized a need for an easily accessible, bilingual, jurisdiction-specific online Human Resources (HR) tool to assist Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) across Canada in managing their HR. In partnership with Humaniqa, a recognized leader in Canadian Human Resources materials, you can now access:
  • Library of templates including: job descriptions, forms, policies, letters, etc.
  • Legislative library for both provincial and federal Canadian labour laws
  • Online filing cabinet
  • Free webcasts and online management training videos
  • Human Resources audit tool
  • 30% discount on online health and safety courses
  • Customizable employee handbook tool
So, how do you get started? Contact: info@humaniqa.com Member Discount: Free to all CIFFA Members

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Life moves quickly and your insurance coverage needs to keep up. In this ever-changing world, having some form of insurance coverage is critical. If you currently do not have Health and Dental coverage, you know how quickly medical costs can add up. Expenses not covered by government health plans can multiply quickly, like prescriptions, dental care, vision, specialists and therapists for massage, physiotherapy and acupuncture. Health & Dental Insurance Plans can help fill in those gaps in coverage, and all at an affordable cost. Through the CIFFA/Gallagher benefit programs, you can select the package that offers the benefits best suited for you and the ones you love. (Comprehensive Health and Dental)

NFP Corp.

CIFFA, in an exclusive partnership with NFP Corp., is offering CIFFA members great opportunities to save in home and auto insurance. Switching is Easy with NFP, CIFFA members can enjoy:
  • Up to 25% discounts off standard insurance rates
  • One stop shop for all personal insurance needs
  • Flexible payment options
  • Obtain a quick quote and easy application over the phone
  • Multiple top carriers with options for all your needs
For more details, Quebec residents and residents of other provinces. Call 1.877.337.9203 or Email: NFPCanGroup@nfp.com


CargoCover™ is the industry’s leading digital cargo insurance platform offering convenient and cost effective cargo insurance and claims administration, a solution from Marsh, the world’s leading risk and insurance services firm with a long history of providing transportation insurance and risk management consulting services to the logistics industry. CIFFA members and member organizations will enjoy exceptional service and preferred cargo insurance rates. Thousands of Freight Forwarders (NVOCC) rely on CargoCover™ every day for their customer’s cargo insurance needs, accessing secure and real time insurance quotes and certificates from anywhere in the world. Simply visit www.cargocover.com or speak directly with a Marsh Specialty CargoCover Team Member:  call +1 877 755 4934 or email us at cargocover@marsh.com to register.

The Compliance Centre

ICC Compliance Center (ICC) is a provider of solutions for regulatory compliance in transportation and workplace safety, specializing in labeling, packaging, training and consulting.

BravoTran Inc.

BravoTran is pleased to offer CIFFA members 10% discount for the first 12 months of use. BravoTran is a leading enterprise AI (artificial intelligence) software provider for automating back-office processes for freight forwarders. BravoTran sparked a revolution by replacing legacy, labour-intensive systems with solutions that automate the management of all documents, of any type or format, for shipments, invoicing, billing, Customs, with 99+% accuracy. BravoTran's pricing is simple and risk free: US$1.00 per job. That's all! There are no fees for setup, licensing, or training. CIFFA members are eligible for an additional 10% discount for the first 12 months of use. Contact Rod Talbot (rtalbot@bravotran.com) to take advantage of this offer.

Magaya Corporation

Magaya Corporation develops software for the logistics and supply chain industries. It was established in Miami in 2001 and has grown to serve over 1,700 companies worldwide. The Magaya Cargo System is designed especially for small- to medium-sized freight forwarders. Freight forwarders can use Magaya technology to keep their customers informed every step of the shipment process. Magaya Corporation also develops other products for the warehouse, supply chain, eCommerce and wholesale industries.

DGOffice B.V.

With the DGOffice online software solution, dedicated functionalities are designed for Forwarders, including receiving and sharing of (e-)DGDs, data validation, automatic reproduction and more. Ultimately, hazardous material and dangerous goods are shipped in full compliance with (inter-)national regulations by any mode of transport. From Client to Forwarder and Carrier, DGOffice connects you every step of the way.

WiseTech Global

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WiseTech Global is a leading provider of software solutions to the logistics industry globally. We develop, sell, and implement software solutions that enable logistics service providers to facilitate the movement and storage of goods and information domestically and internationally. Driven by our flagship product CargoWise, we have innovated continuously and successfully for more than 25 years to become a leading provider of software solutions for over 17,000 customers across 160 countries. CargoWise is designed to meet the diverse needs of the logistics industry. From small and medium-sized supply chain providers to multinational freight forwarding operations, CargoWise’s highly flexible and feature-rich system delivers powerful productivity, extensive functionality, comprehensive integration and deep international compliance capabilities. Translated into 30 languages and operating across currencies, CargoWise offers truly global capabilities for a global industry.

R.R Plett Trucking

We understand the complexity of moving your product where you need it. Since 1978, we have been moving products throughout Western Canada. We are a locally owned and operated transportation company headquartered in Langley, BC. We are a leader in refrigerated container drayage and continue to expand our offering to meet the needs of our customers. To accompany our Ruby Sponsorship in 2021, RR Plett Trucking is extending an offer of 50% off your first load with us to CIFFA Members and Associate Members. In addition, we are offering you 15% off on freight lanes from Vancouver to AB/SK/MB through to the end of September 2021. We look forward to continuing to support CIFFA and its members.

Nova Container

We specialize in: Loading and unloading dock (cross dock); Customs warehouse for export; Blocking and bracing cargo for export; Unloading cargo for distribution (import); Storage of cargo and maritime container depot; Sale new or used maritime containers; Consolidation & Distribution; Turnkey logistic services; and Transport, regular, 4 axles, haz. mat. and wide load. Please contact Diane Sirois at Nova Containers Ltd for a service quote at :  1-877-444-8994 or diane.sirois@novacontainers.com. Just tell us promotion code CIFFA to have 5% reduce from total invoice amount.

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