Permanent Foreign Seafarer Entry into Canada

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Sea Rover
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Permanent Foreign Seafarer Entry into Canada

Postby Sea Rover » Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:57 am

Does anyone know where I can get more information on the agenda items below from the November CMAC meeting in Ottawa? I'm under the impression that foreign crews will be able to work in Canada, in the near future, with almost no barriers to entry. What will protect our jobs?


SEAFARER SHORTAGE

• Streamlined Direct Entry Process
• Dispensations
• Seafarer Recruitment Agencies
• Reciprocal Agreements with other countries

Revolver
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Re: Permanent Foreign Seafarer Entry into Canada

Postby Revolver » Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:11 pm

What will protect our jobs....hmmm...have a senior ticket...maybe?

Sea Rover
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Re: Permanent Foreign Seafarer Entry into Canada

Postby Sea Rover » Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:24 pm

I've had a First Class Ticket for almost 10 years. Those will be worthless soon, as all graduates of the 4 year programs will get the new "Chief Engineer" license almost automatically after accumulating a bit of sea time.

Seriously; anyone who makes a living working on a Canadian ship should be very concerned! This is just the beginning............

tintean
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Re: Permanent Foreign Seafarer Entry into Canada

Postby tintean » Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:04 am

I am retired now and do some occasional relief work. On the day I pulled the plug I told the young guys aboard ship that they would never retire as Canadian sailors. CETA, Manila 2010, and the Trans Pacific partnership will see to that. No class of ticket will save you. Only working for 3rd world wages can do that. I would suggest you look for another career before it's too late. For all you Captains out there; I hear McDonalds is hiring.


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