The Foundation
Career awareness
The Foundation
The Canadian Marine Careers Foundation (CMCF) brings together public and private sector marine stakeholders to develop innovative solutions to build a diverse, inclusive and future-ready workforce for the Canadian marine sector.

The CMCF provides:

  • A national, one-stop resource centre for information on careers at sea and ashore, training and educational pathways, and financial assistance.
  • Marine careers awareness and workforce development programs aimed at youth and jobseekers.
  • Forums to explore and share industry best practices on HR and training
  • Decision-making labour market data and information
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 CMCF 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 CMCF 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 CMCF 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 Careers 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
— Association of British Columbia Marine Industries
— British Columbia Institute of Technology
— Canadian Association of Marine Training Institutes
— Canadian Coast Guard
— Canadian Institute of Marine Engineering
— Canadian Merchant Service Guild
— Centre de formation aux mesures
d’urgence de l’IMQ
— Centre for Marine Training and Research, Georgian College
— Chamber of Marine Commerce
— Comité sectoriel de main-d’œuvre de
l’industrie maritime
— Council of Marine Carriers
— Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University (St. John’s)
— Great Lakes Pilotage Authority
— Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority
— IMO Goodwill Ambassador for Canada
— Institut Maritime du Québec

— Jastram Engineering
— Lower Lakes Towing
— Marine Atlantic
Master Mariners of Canada
— McAsphalt Marine
— McKeil Marine
— Pacific Pilotage Authority
— SAAM Towage - Canada
— Royal Canadian Navy
— Seafarers' International Union of Canada
— Sterling Fuels
— St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation
— Tall Ships Canada Association
— The CSL Group Inc.
— The Marine Club
— Transport Canada
— Transport Desgagnés
— Western Arctic Marine Training Consortium
— Western Maritime Institute
— Western Canada Marine Response Corporation
— Windsor Port Authority
Chief Human Resources Officer
CSL Group Inc.
Stéphanie Aubourg, CRHA
President and CEO
Chamber of Marine Commerce
Bruce R. Burrows
Seafarer's International Union of Canada
Michael Given
Vice President, Human Resources
Algoma Central Corporation
Cathy Smith
Owen Sound Campus
and Centre for Marine Training
and Research,
Georgian College
Fred Varkaris
Labour Relation Manager,
Canadian Merchant Service Guild
Bernard Talbot
Patti Merrigan
Vice President, Human Resources
Marine Atlantic
Executive Director

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Julia Fields
Manager, Communications

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Anna Hogarth
Specialist, Communications

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Brian Affouan
Raymond Johnston
Advisor and Secretary-Treasurer

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