The Why Marine Quiz
Presented by the Chamber of Marine Commerce
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How many people does the Canadian marine industry currently employ?
Nope! Think bigger. Marine currently employs over 100,000 people across public and private sectors.
Try again! Marine currently employs over 100,000 people across public and private sectors.
Incorrect! Marine currently employs over 100,000 people across public and private sectors.
Correct! Marine currently employs over 100,000 people across public and private sectors.
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How many new jobs will the marine industry need to fill in the next decade? 
Incorrect! Over the next decade, an estimated 43% of the maritime workforce will retire. The sector will need to fill 19,000 seafarer jobs to keep up with industry demand.
Not quite! Over the next decade, an estimated 43% of the maritime workforce will retire. The sector will need to fill 19,000 seafarer jobs to keep up with industry demand.
Close! Over the next decade, an estimated 43% of the maritime workforce will retire. The sector will need to fill 19,000 seafarer jobs to keep up with industry demand.
Yep! Over the next decade, an estimated 43% of the maritime workforce will retire. The sector will need to fill 19,000 seafarer jobs to keep up with industry demand.
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What is the Canada’s top marine export?
The answer is grain! The wheat we export is sent all over the world. The next time you order the pasta dish of your dreams in Italy, remember its main ingredient likely came from here!
The answer is grain! The wheat we export is sent all over the world. The next time you order the pasta dish of your dreams in Italy, remember its main ingredient likely came from here!
That's right! The wheat we export is sent all over the world. The next time you order the pasta dish of your dreams in Italy, remember its main ingredient likely came from here!
The answer is grain! The wheat we export is sent all over the world. The next time you order the pasta dish of your dreams in Italy, remember its main ingredient likely came from here!
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A single ship carries the same amount of dry cargo as how many trains and trucks?
More than that! A single ship carries the same amount of dry cargo as 301 rail cars, or 963 trucks.
More than that! A single ship carries the same amount of dry cargo as 301 rail cars, or 963 trucks.
More than that! A single ship carries the same amount of dry cargo as 301 rail cars, or 963 trucks.
Correct! A single ship carries the same amount of dry cargo as 301 rail cars, or 963 trucks.
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Where is Canada’s busiest port?
Yes! The Port of Vancouver is the largest and most diversified port in Canada. It trades approximately $275 billion in goods with more than 170 trading economies. The Port of Vancouver is the landing pad for many imported consumer goods that we use each day, like iPhones and sneakers.
Wrong! The Port of Vancouver is the largest and most diversified port in Canada. It trades approximately $275 billion in goods with more than 170 trading economies. The Port of Vancouver is the landing pad for many imported consumer goods that we use each day, like iPhones and sneakers.
Wrong! The Port of Vancouver is the largest and most diversified port in Canada. It trades approximately $275 billion in goods with more than 170 trading economies. The Port of Vancouver is the landing pad for many imported consumer goods that we use each day, like iPhones and sneakers.
Wrong! The Port of Vancouver is the largest and most diversified port in Canada. It trades approximately $275 billion in goods with more than 170 trading economies. The Port of Vancouver is the landing pad for many imported consumer goods that we use each day, like iPhones and sneakers.
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How many months a year does weather permit delivering essential goods to the Arctic?
The water in the Arctic is clear and ice-free for 3-4 months a year. In that short time, fleets of Canadian ships, tugs, and barges must deliver all essential supplies to Northern communities to last the remainder of the year. This includes everything from diapers, to soap, to bottled water. Marine shipping is the preferred delivery method for these communities due to the decreased cost and large shipping capacity of vessels.
The water in the Arctic is clear and ice-free for 3-4 months a year. In that short time, fleets of Canadian ships, tugs, and barges must deliver all essential supplies to Northern communities to last the remainder of the year. This includes everything from diapers, to soap, to bottled water. Marine shipping is the preferred delivery method for these communities due to the decreased cost and large shipping capacity of vessels.
Correct! The water in the Arctic is clear and ice-free for 3-4 months a year. In that short time, fleets of Canadian ships, tugs, and barges must deliver all essential supplies to Northern communities to last the remainder of the year. This includes everything from diapers, to soap, to bottled water. Marine shipping is the preferred delivery method for these communities due to the decreased cost and large shipping capacity of vessels.
The water in the Arctic is clear and ice-free for 3-4 months a year. In that short time, fleets of Canadian ships, tugs, and barges must deliver all essential supplies to Northern communities to last the remainder of the year. This includes everything from diapers, to soap, to bottled water. Marine shipping is the preferred delivery method for these communities due to the decreased cost and large shipping capacity of vessels.
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Where is Canada’s deepest harbour?
At a depth of 18 meters at low tide, the Halifax Harbour is one of the deepest in the world. That’s 3 meters taller than the Hollywood Sign, and almost the full length of a bowling lane! The economic output of Port of Halifax operations and Nova Scotia exporters is $2.45 billion, generating 13,600 jobs.
Yes! At a depth of 18 meters at low tide, the Halifax Harbour is one of the deepest in the world. That’s 3 meters taller than the Hollywood Sign, and almost the full length of a bowling lane! The economic output of Port of Halifax operations and Nova Scotia exporters is $2.45 billion, generating 13,600 jobs.
At a depth of 18 meters at low tide, the Halifax Harbour is one of the deepest in the world. That’s 3 meters taller than the Hollywood Sign, and almost the full length of a bowling lane! The economic output of Port of Halifax operations and Nova Scotia exporters is $2.45 billion, generating 13,600 jobs.
At a depth of 18 meters at low tide, the Halifax Harbour is one of the deepest in the world. That’s 3 meters taller than the Hollywood Sign, and almost the full length of a bowling lane! The economic output of Port of Halifax operations and Nova Scotia exporters is $2.45 billion, generating 13,600 jobs.
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How much cargo is delivered each year on the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence?
You're a few hundred million metric tons off the mark! Each year, ships deliver more than 230 million metric tons of cargo, worth over $100 billion along the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence.
About 100 million more than that. Each year, ships deliver more than 230 million metric tons of cargo, worth over $100 billion along the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence.
Each year, ships deliver more than 230 million metric tons of cargo, worth over $100 billion along the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence.
Each year, ships deliver more than 230 million metric tons of cargo, worth over $100 billion along the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence.
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How many Canadian colleges currently offer marine navigation and engineering programs?
5! These programs are offered across the country at Georgian College (Ontario), Memorial University (Newfoundland & Labrador), Dalhousie University (Nova Scotia), Nova Scotia Community College (Nova Scotia), the British Columbia Institute of Technology, and The University of British Columbia (British Columbia). Find the one that’s right for you.
Yes! These programs are offered across the country at Georgian College (Ontario), Memorial University (Newfoundland & Labrador), Dalhousie University (Nova Scotia), Nova Scotia Community College (Nova Scotia), the British Columbia Institute of Technology, and The University of British Columbia (British Columbia). Find the one that’s right for you.
5! These programs are offered across the country at Georgian College (Ontario), Memorial University (Newfoundland & Labrador), Dalhousie University (Nova Scotia), Nova Scotia Community College (Nova Scotia), the British Columbia Institute of Technology, and The University of British Columbia (British Columbia). Find the one that’s right for you.
5! These programs are offered across the country at Georgian College (Ontario), Memorial University (Newfoundland & Labrador), Dalhousie University (Nova Scotia), Nova Scotia Community College (Nova Scotia), the British Columbia Institute of Technology, and The University of British Columbia (British Columbia). Find the one that’s right for you.
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How many port authorities exist in Canada?
17! According to the Assocation of Canadian Port Authorities (ACPA), almost 71,000 Canadians are directly employed by ongoing day-to-day activities as terminal operators and longshoremen, as well as in operations related to tugging, shipping, rail transportation, trucking, and freight forwarding. Port employees earn an average of more than $70,000 a year, well above the national average salary. Many Canadian port authorities now even offer their own scholarship programs.
17! According to the Assocation of Canadian Port Authorities (ACPA), almost 71,000 Canadians are directly employed by ongoing day-to-day activities as terminal operators and longshoremen, as well as in operations related to tugging, shipping, rail transportation, trucking, and freight forwarding. Port employees earn an average of more than $70,000 a year, well above the national average salary. Many Canadian port authorities now even offer their own scholarship programs.
17! According to the Assocation of Canadian Port Authorities (ACPA), almost 71,000 Canadians are directly employed by ongoing day-to-day activities as terminal operators and longshoremen, as well as in operations related to tugging, shipping, rail transportation, trucking, and freight forwarding. Port employees earn an average of more than $70,000 a year, well above the national average salary. Many Canadian port authorities now even offer their own scholarship programs.
17! According to the Assocation of Canadian Port Authorities (ACPA), almost 71,000 Canadians are directly employed by ongoing day-to-day activities as terminal operators and longshoremen, as well as in operations related to tugging, shipping, rail transportation, trucking, and freight forwarding. Port employees earn an average of more than $70,000 a year, well above the national average salary. Many Canadian port authorities now even offer their own scholarship programs.
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How many people rely on Arctic cargo shipping for survival essentials (food, fuel, vehicles, medicine, etc.)?
The survival of over 38,000 people in more than 40 communities across Nunavut and Nunavik from Iqaluit to Cambridge Bay depends on marine shipping. In preparation for a long winter north of 60°, some 600,000 cubic meters of cargo are delivered by ship yearly through an operation known as the Sealift.
The survival of over 38,000 people in more than 40 communities across Nunavut and Nunavik from Iqaluit to Cambridge Bay depends on marine shipping. In preparation for a long winter north of 60°, some 600,000 cubic meters of cargo are delivered by ship yearly through an operation known as the Sealift.
The survival of over 38,000 people in more than 40 communities across Nunavut and Nunavik from Iqaluit to Cambridge Bay depends on marine shipping. In preparation for a long winter north of 60°, some 600,000 cubic meters of cargo are delivered by ship yearly through an operation known as the Sealift.
The survival of over 38,000 people in more than 40 communities across Nunavut and Nunavik from Iqaluit to Cambridge Bay depends on marine shipping. In preparation for a long winter north of 60°, some 600,000 cubic meters of cargo are delivered by ship yearly through an operation known as the Sealift.
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As of 2022, how many projects and new technologies are being funded by the Ministry of Transport to reduce underwater noise and protect marine wildlife?
22! Projects funded through the Quiet Vessel Initiative will help generate the technical evidence needed to support Canada's noise management measures in the Salish Sea and elsewhere in Canada. Ship owners are key to the success of these initiatives, and are committed to adapting their operations to reduce noise impacts through feasible solutions based on science.
10 + 12 = 22! Projects funded through the Quiet Vessel Initiative will help generate the technical evidence needed to support Canada's noise management measures in the Salish Sea and elsewhere in Canada. Ship owners are key to the success of these initiatives, and are committed to adapting their operations to reduce noise impacts through feasible solutions based on science.
22! Projects funded through the Quiet Vessel Initiative will help generate the technical evidence needed to support Canada's noise management measures in the Salish Sea and elsewhere in Canada. Ship owners are key to the success of these initiatives, and are committed to adapting their operations to reduce noise impacts through feasible solutions based on science.
22! Projects funded through the Quiet Vessel Initiative will help generate the technical evidence needed to support Canada's noise management measures in the Salish Sea and elsewhere in Canada. Ship owners are key to the success of these initiatives, and are committed to adapting their operations to reduce noise impacts through feasible solutions based on science.
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Who is this?
It's Theodore Tugboat!
It's Theodore Tugboat! 
It's Theodore Tugboat!
Correct! It's Theodore Tugboat! 
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