Job Fair & Trade Show

Welcome to Careers on the Water & Beyond!

Friday, November 8, 2013, 10am – 6pm
Saturday, November 9, 2013, 10am – 4pm

For more information on how to become involved, as an exhibitor or participant, please contact

Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 109 and Knights of Columbus Centre – Goderich    

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This event is being held as part of the Remembrance of the Storm of 1913, celebrating the past, showcasing the present and looking to the future!

What do you know about the Marine Industry? We would like the opportunity to broaden your horizon and help plan for YOUR future.

This event will contain the following:

  • Job Fair – Provides the opportunity to speak with employers in the Marine Industry and learn more about their companies, job opportunities and the future trends
  • Trade Show – Historical Societies and Marine organizations will enlighten you with their passion for the Marine Industry, showcasing events that affected the industry through memorabilia and displays
  • Interactive/Educational Displays – Engage your curiosity and see what it is like to be hands-on in the Marine Industry.

Did you Know?

“It is anticipated that 1,300 jobs are projected to arise over the next ten years, with 73% of them replacing retiring personnel and over 95% of the vacancies are projected to be full time work” as indicated by the Great Lakes International Marine Training and Research Centre.

The Canadian Shipowners Association states that “its membership is facing a challenge finding the uniquely‐skilled workers it requires to operate its vessels. Marine personnel are highly skilled individuals who must undergo constant training throughout their careers and also develop expertise and knowledge of Canada’s unique coastal, inland and Arctic waters. Our challenge is finding qualified Canadians to fill our Canadian jobs in Canadian waters on Canadian‐ flagged ships.”

This unique Job Fair & Trade Show provides an opportunity for you to learn about the array of careers that are available supporting the Marine Industry around the Great Lakes Region. The Job vacancies and potential opportunities are available on the water and on land. Marine companies and organizations, as well as educational partners, will be on hand to share their story and advise you on the possibilities of the present and the future. We hope that it will change the way you think about the Marine Industry!


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