The Foundation
Career awareness
The Foundation
The Canadian Marine Industry Foundation (CMIF) is working to develop dynamic and innovative solutions to create long-term human capital sustainability for one of Canada's most vital industries that is facing significant talent shortages, now and well into the future.

The CMIF serves as a resource centre for information on careers at sea and ashore as well as financial assistance available to support maritime studies at nautical schools and academic institutions. The CMIF also serves as a point of contact to direct educational, mentoring and employment inquiries to appropriate channels.
Canada's marine industry needs to attract the best and brightest talent, whether ashore or afloat, by offering careers to satisfy a wide range of interests and goals. The CMIF is working to raise awareness of the opportunities offered for skilled labour, trades and accredited professionals to steer the industry forward.

Through its Imagine Marine campaign, the CMIF is reaching out to deliver the message of job opportunities in the marine sector for young people, second career seekers, new citizens and equity-deserving groups.
Career Awareness
The CMIF brings together private sector employers, unions, educational institutions, as well as key public sector partners with maritime responsibilities, to jointly promote careers in Canada’s marine sector.

Become a member of the Canadian Marine Industry Foundation and help improve the awareness of career opportunities in the marine industry and ultimately improve recruitment outcomes for your own organization.
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— Algoma Central Corporation
— Canadian Association of Marine Training Institutes
— Canadian Coast Guard
— Canadian Marine Pilots' Association
— Canadian Merchant Service Guild
— Centre for Marine Training and Research, Georgian College
— Chamber of Marine Commerce
— Institut Maritime du Québec
— Lower Lakes Towing

— McKeil Marine
— Master Mariners of Canada
— Seafarers' International Union of Canada
— St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corp
— The CSL Group Inc.
— Transport Canada
— Transport Desgagnés
— Transportation Safety Board of Canada
— McAsphalt Marine
— Sterling Fuels
Fred Varkaris
Dean, Owen Sound Campus and Centre for Marine Training and Research
Georgian College
Joy Thomson
National Secretary-Treasurer
Canadian Merchant Service Guild
Tristan K.-Laflamme
Executive Director and General Counsel
Canadian Marine Pilots’ Association
Joshua H. Juel, MILR
Assistant Vice-President, Marine Operations and Fleet Personnel
Algoma Central Corporation
James Given
Seafarer's International Union of Canada
Bruce R. Burrows
President and CEO
Chamber of Marine Commerce
Stéphanie Aubourg, CRHA
Chief Human Resources Officer
CSL Group Inc.
Executive Director
Julia Fields
Director, Communications
Alexandra Johnson
Specialist, Communications
Brian Affouan
Raymond Johnston
Advisor and Secretary-Treasurer