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June 25, 2019 Ottawa Transport Canada

Maritime trade is important to the Canadian economy, and the role of seafarers has always been and continues to be a determinant of its success. To mark the annual Seamen’s Day, the Honorable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, is proud to recognize the important contribution of seafarers both at home and abroad.

The theme of the International Maritime Organization to mark this year’s Seafarers Day is gender equality in the maritime professions. Transport Canada commends the Organization for its Women in Maritime program, which seeks to increase the number of women in maritime professions, which currently represent only two per cent of the 1.2 million people in Canada. sea in the world.

Transport Canada is making a concerted effort to support women who wish to pursue a career in the marine industry. For example, under the Oceans Protection Plan, Transport Canada is responsible for the Marine Training Program. It aims to reduce barriers to maritime training for under-represented groups in the marine workforce, such as women, northerners, Inuit and Aboriginal peoples. To date, $ 13.6 million in federal funding has been provided to the Nunavut Fisheries and Marine Training Consortium for training in Canada’s North, in addition to $ 6.2 million to the British Columbia Institute of Technology and 5, $ 9 million to the Nova Scotia Community College to increase access to and awareness of marine training and jobs for under-represented eligible groups.

The Government of Canada supports women to participate equally in decision-making and to become agents of change in the economic, social and political spheres.


“Today, we pay tribute to the seafarers – to the people who contribute every day to our maritime trade. We will continue to work hard to reduce the barriers faced by under-represented groups, including women, to this exciting career. “

The Honorable Marc GarneauMinister of Transport

Quick facts

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is the global authority responsible for setting standards for the safety, security and environmental performance of international shipping. Its primary role is to create a regulatory framework for the sector that is fair and effective, and then adopted and implemented universally.

As a founding member, Canada has a long history of working with the International Maritime Organization to promote standards that promote safety and security and protect the environment and seafarers.

Canada has the longest coastline in the world spanning 243,000 km as well as major waterways and ports of call.

In November 2016, the Government of Canada launched the Oceans Protection Plan, a national strategy for a world-class marine safety system that opens economic opportunities for Canadians now, while protecting our shores and the quality of our lives. our waters for future generations. The $ 1.5-billion strategy is the largest ever investment to protect Canada’s coastlines and waterways.

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