Welcome to ICS Canada
Shipping has always played an important role in Canada’s economic development. Canada is home to a number of major shipping companies. As a major exporter of raw materials and importer of manufactured goods, Canada depends on shipping for its trade with the rest of the world. And as the country with the longest coastline in the world, Canada has major shipping activity on both Atlantic and Pacific Coasts, inland in the Great Lakes and St Lawrence Seaway and increasingly in the Arctic.
The ICS Canada Branch started as the British Columbia Branch in 1961 and was one of the first ICS Branches established overseas, outside the UK. The BC Branch was eventually renamed the ICS Canada Branch. Its headquarters are on the West Coast in Vancouver and it now has an office on East Coast in Montreal.
Today, the Canada Branch has an active Board of Directors and over 80 members. Exams are offered in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Halifax. Regular activities for both our membership and the industry at large include educational talks and networking events. There is also considerable effort directed toward student outreach.
The Canada Branch has organised a number of major events over the years. Recent ones include:
– Celebration of the 100th anniversary of the ICS and the 50th anniversary of the Canada Branch in Montreal in 2011
– Hosting the ICS Controlling Council Meetings in Vancouver in 2013
– Launching the first Dry Bulk & Commodities Shipping Conference in Vancouver in 2014
– Annual Dry Bulk and Commodities Conference.
If you would like to learn more about the Canada Branch, please contact us.
ICS Canada – 2016 Annual General Meeting
ICS Canada Branch held annual meeting on June 16th, 2016.
During Annual General Meeting the Board of Directors updated Members on the work completed during reporting period. It was noted that Branch is in good financial position, showing healthy profit for the year 2016. There was further grow of the Branch Membership in the last year. At the end of meeting Members elected new Board of Directors.