MARINERS
GOVERNMENT,
PUBLIC SECTOR
MARINE SERVICE
& SUPPORT
SHORE-BASED SHIP MANAGEMENT & OPERATIONS

DISCOVER YOUR
OPPORTUNITIES

The imagination is yours.
There is a wide array of jobs and careers available in Canada's marine sector, whether working aboard ship or playing a vital role supporting nautical operations on shore. Marine has an opportunity for every skill, goal or imagination.
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MARINERS
Mariners are the backbone of marine. Commercially, they crew the vessels that carry the cargoes and passengers critical to trade and transportation, while in government fleets they ensure the safety and security of our waterways. Mariners typically work in four departments, navigation, engineering, logistics and galley, either as officers or as unlicensed personnel.
For every mariner aboard ship, there are as many as three to four people working ashore in supporting roles.

Shipping companies employ a shore-based staff to efficiently operate, manage and maintain their fleet. The functions include commercial operations, organizing insurance, purchasing stores, technical maintenance, as well as crewing the ships. Additional support is provided by financial and administrative staff who provide regular financial and technical reports on the ships being operated.

In government organizations, such as the Canadian Coast Guard, professionals working in similar fields — operations, technical and administration — play a vital role in keeping the vessels moving and the women and men crewing them safe.
SHORE-BASED SHIP MANAGEMENT & OPERATIONS
GOVERNMENT,
PUBLIC SECTOR
Government is one of the largest employers in marine. From Coast Guard to Transport Canada to the Transportation Safety Board, thousands of women and men lend their expertise to help ensure the safety, security and sustainability of the industry. Government's critical roles include marine policy, safety and security, regulatory, marine personnel certification, accident investigation and operational support in areas such as search and rescue, traffic management and icebreaking.
MARINE SERVICE
& SUPPORT
Literally thousands of businesses and organizations are counted on to provide critical service and support to the marine industry. They range from ship pilots to surveyors together with companies providing essential products and services, everything from spare parts to groceries. Many familiar institutions provide financial, legal and consulting services to the marine industry. They combine to offer countless jobs and careers, both blue and white collar.