International Trade



Our International Trade AEC program is a two-year study option that prepares students for a wide variety of careers in the industry. In recent decades, world trade has facilitated the globalization of businesses. In the 2000s, companies joined forces, merged, and innovated. Today, trade has taken on an entirely new meaning. Through the help of the federal and provincial governments, and other support agencies, businesses are now expanding their goods and services to international clients. Various measures, both in terms of exploration, visibility and funding assist them in doing so.



International Trade requires qualified people who are capable of developing and managing trade operations. Any person with a Secondary V education and/or has professional experience in sales, administration or marketing can apply to this program for admission. Prospective students must pass a French and English language proficiency test.



TAV College offers the International Trade program in a skills-based approach that extends over a period of 1,290 hours and leads to an Attestation of College Studies (ACS).



  • Analyze the realities of the workplace in international trade
  • Use Application Software
  • Search and analyze international trade information
  • Communicate in French in a business context
  • Solve problems related to mathematics and statistics
  • Communicate in English in a Business Context
  • Perform a Market Study
  • Manage inventory and acquisition of goods and services
  • Collaborate in the development of a sustainable development approach
  • Analyze the process of importing and exporting a property
  • Manage Logistics for International Freight Forwarding and Service Delivery
  • Refer to sources of law and international trade conventions
  • Calculate Import and Export Costs
  • Participate in International Trade Risk Management
  • Develop a Market Development Strategy
  • Determine payment and financing methods in the context of international transactions
  • Negotiate in an international context
  • Develop an E-Commerce Strategy
  • Develop an International Marketing Project
  • Integrate a workplace


An international trade technician (ITT) works for businesses that want to do business outside of the country they operate within. This means importing goods and/or services and often, exploring new markets. Moreover, a trained ITT can work with corporations that want to expand and develop in the Canadian market.

An ITT can also find employment as

  • An export consultant
  • An analyst for foreign markets
  • Trader
  • Employee for the office of a commissioner for export,
  • Employee for a professional association
  • Employee for non-governmental organization (NGO)

An ITT’s expertise in logistics allows them to act as a forwarding agent or another type of intermediary in commercial transactions within logistics companies or transport companies involved in exporting or importing. According to Emploi Québec , the job outlook for retail sales, technical sales, buyers, sellers, and sales representatives is favorable for the years to come.

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