SIU Management Team

Union Aboard!

The reputation of the SIU Management team is already made and are renowned for their extensive qualifications, collective experience and management depth of skills. The team hold the important responsibility for the day-to-day operations and success of the union for the benefit of sailors and non-marine members.
Clicking on a team members’ name to the left will take you directly to their profile.

About the SIU

The Seafarers’ International Union of Canada is affiliated with the Seafarers’ International Union of North America serving unlicensed seafarers since 1938. The most important sailors’ union in Canada, the Seafarers’ International Union, better known as the SIU, represents the majority of unlicensed sailors working aboard vessels on the Great Lakes, the St. Lawrence River, on the East Coast and the West Coast.

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Our future is bright. We have a young team in the hiring halls and on the waterfront and they will learn and benefit from those of us who have had the good fortune of being around for 30 plus years. Our contracts will continue to improve and with your loyalty and support we will all renew our commitment to make the lives of each SIU member better. The roots of the SIU lie in our Brotherhood, our common goals and our purpose which at the end of the day will serve us well!!–James Given - President

International Day of the Seafarer Every June 25th is set aside by the International Maritime Organization for International Day of the Seafarer. It is a day intended to raise awareness and to thank seafarers for the sacrifices they make and the important role they play in the global economy.–Mike Given

The SIU believes well-trained and qualified sailors know how to work safely. At all times, they work in a manner to ensure their safety and the safety of all other personnel aboard. As a result, vessels manned by SIU members have one of the best safety records in the world, resulting in lower insurance costs and reliability of operations for the employers but most importantly, for the protection and well-being of all SIU members.–Safety Aboard! Seafarers` International Union of Canada

GET CERTIFIED AND GUARANTEE YOURSELF EMPLOYMENT!!! The goal of the Seafarers' Training Institute is to put into place training programs that meet the future needs of our industry. Education and training programs offer courses to boost and refine job skills of our members, and to help them operate and maintain ship's equipment in a safe and professional manner. –Seafarers' Training Institute