Seafarers Training Institute holding job fairs across Canada to recruit the next generation of Canadian seafarers

November 7, 2018

The Seafarers’ Training Institute is hosting job fairs across Canada in hopes of recruiting the next generation of Canadian seafarers. Those interested will get to hear from real seafarers, ask questions and apply on the spot for training.


New recruits have access to free training with room and board through the Seafarers Training Institute, and are guaranteed a first job. Salaries start at $60,000 per year and jobs are stable.


We will be hosting job fairs at the following locations:


  • November 12, 5 p.m.- 8 p.m.: Port Aux Basques, Newfoundland
    • Bruce II Sports Centre Multipurpose room
  • November 13, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.: Gander, Newfoundland
    • Sinbad’s Hotel
  • November 14, 5 p.m.- 8 p.m.: Halifax, Nova Scotia
    • Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Small Craft Gallery
  • November 17, 12 p.m.- 3 p.m.: North Vancouver, British Columbia
    • John Braithwaite Community Centre, Discovery Meeting Room
  • November 21, 4 p.m.- 7 p.m.: Thunder Bay
    • West Thunder Community Centre, Multipurpose Room #2
  • November 22, 5 p.m.- 8 p.m.: St. John’s
    • Courtyard Marriott meeting room

We invite and encourage all members to attend local job fairs to meet potential new recruits and answer any questions they may have.


Please share the job fair information with your friends, family and neighbors should they be interested in a career with the SIU. More information can be found on the Seafarers International Union of Canada’s Facebook page