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by barkerstyle
Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:11 am
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: Crew Shortage
Replies: 129
Views: 109930

Re: Crew Shortage

I feel this conversation has gone off the rails. I too stand to be corrected on any of the following, these are only my assumptions and experiences, somewhat anecdotal: Firstly, in order to work on a CANADIAN REGISTERED ship, you have to be a landed immigrant or have a temporary work visa or be a ci...
by barkerstyle
Sat Sep 01, 2012 6:49 pm
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: Crew Shortage
Replies: 129
Views: 109930

Re: Crew Shortage

All good points but the "conspiracy" I refer too is the conspiracy between the maritime companies and the regulatory agencies ( or politicos as you called them) to allow foreign nationals to work on Canadian registered ships, or allow foreign registered ships to carry cargo within Canadian...
by barkerstyle
Sat Sep 01, 2012 4:02 am
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: Crew Shortage
Replies: 129
Views: 109930

Re: Crew Shortage

I have long had a bit of a conspiracy theory regarding what you described. Shipping companies (particularly in Canada) have been trying to drive Canadian crews out of the business in order to lobby for cheaper foreign crews. They get to whine and complain to the powers that be that they can't find a...
by barkerstyle
Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:57 am
Forum: General Job topics
Topic: Crew Shortage
Replies: 129
Views: 109930

Re: Crew Shortage

Personally, I feel that the crew shortage issue is not clear cut. It might even be a bit of a myth. In college we were told about this massive global crew shortage and all the opportunities we as new engineers would have. We would have "the pick of the jobs" we were told. What they don't t...

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