Maritime Employment Week: A Brand-New Initiative To Promote Marine Careers!

Québec City, September 19, 2019 – The St. Lawrence Economic Development Council (SODES) and the Human Resources Sectorial Committee of the Maritime Industry (CSMOIM) are proud to present the very first edition of Maritime Employment Week, a virtual marine-sector careers promotion campaign that will run September 23-29, 2019.

This 100% virtual, joint SODES/CSMOIM initiative is aimed at making the general public aware of the different jobs available in the Québec maritime industry by disseminating relevant information and demystifying certain popular beliefs about the industry through catchy posts on social networks.

In a human resources shortage context, Maritime Employment Week is extremely pertinent as it seeks to promote exciting careers that the public often knows little about and to ensure a new generation of marine-sector workers for the years to come. To reach the different target audiences, the week’s theme-based messages will be posted on both associations’ Facebook pages. To conclude Maritime Employment Week, a contest will be launched on social networks, enabling participants to test their knowledge of the industry. The winner will receive a cruise on the St. Lawrence River, courtesy of Croisières AML.

Maritime companies join forces

To maximize the campaign’s visibility, SODES and CSMOIM have called on various marine industry companies to share the posts on their own social networks. Many maritime organizations throughout Québec have agreed to mobilize and re-post these messages to their own virtual communities. The involvement of these different Québec marine-sector players will allow Maritime Employment Week to have a significant impact and to considerably increase its audience.


What: Maritime Employment Week
When: September 23-29, 2019
Where: On the social networks of various Québec marine industry companies

About the Human Resources Sectorial Committee of the Maritime Industry

The Human Resources Sectorial Committee of the Maritime Industry (CSMOIM) is a non-profit organization comprising maritime industry employers and workers. Since 2001, its mission has been to implement human resources and skills development projects and promote marine industry trades and occupations in order to help companies become more competitive and boost job growth in its activity sector.

About the St. Lawrence Economic Development Council

The St. Lawrence Economic Development Council (SODES) plays a key role in economic activity related to the St. Lawrence River. It is the voice of the maritime community, representing its interests and projects in all forums and before all authorities where our economic future is at stake. With its many members from all walks of life, SODES works to promote the development of the St. Lawrence River in keeping with sustainable development principles.

About the Port of Sept-Îles

Boasting diverse, state-of-the-art facilities, the Port of Sept-Îles is one of North America’s largest ore-handling ports, with a projected volume of more than 35 million tonnes for 2019. The port facilities at Sept-Îles play a vital and strategic role in the economy of Eastern Canada. Annual economic impacts are estimated at nearly $1 billion and almost 4,000 direct and indirect jobs.


Sources and informations :

Laurence Jolicoeur
Communications Officer
Human Resources Sectorial Committee of the Maritime Industry (CSMOIM)
418-694-9059, ext. 223

Cassandra Fortin
Communications Coordinator
St. Lawrence Economic Development Council (SODES)
418-520-9892, ext. 203

Patsy Keays
Director, Corporate Affairs
Port of Sept-Îles
418 961-1235