Marine Career Awareness Day

  •  June 27, 2017
     12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
You Are Invited To Participate In The
Marine Career Awareness Day
June 27, 2017

Hamilton Convention Centre

This will include:

50 Years at The Port of Hamilton

The Mission to Seafarers Southern Ontario (MTSSO) in conjunction with The Marine Club (MC) and the Hamilton Port Authority (HPA) take this opportunity to invite you to participate in this first annual Marine Career Awareness Day. The event will include a Marine Industry Job Fair in the afternoon from 12 – 4 PM followed by a Celebration Dinner with reception at5:30 and dinner at 6:30. This promises to be an enjoyable evening with special guests, entertainment and exciting auction items.

This event will bring the Marine Industry together to support seafarers, and create awareness of career opportunities and highlight the variety of careers that are related to the marine industry. The job fair will feature leading marine industry companies, representing commercial and recreational positions including skilled trades, sales, administrative and crew and educational opportunities

A 2010 Port of Hamilton study found the cargo handled by the Port of Hamilton is connected to 38,000 jobs and $6 billion in economic activity throughout Ontario. The Niagara Region is home to the Welland Canal run by the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) and employers connected with the marine industry who, collectively, are one of the top employers by numbers in the region.

How can you participate?  Sponsor the event, rent booth space to promote your company and employment opportunities and attend the dinner to meet with industry leaders.

  • Advertise employment, internships and co-op positions at the Marine Industry Job Fair.
  • As an employer or training provider this is a great opportunity as an Exhibitor to connect with job seeker and students interest in a career in the marine industry.
  • Sponsorship is an excellent way to raise your organization’s profile and to promote your products and/or services to the candidates attending the events. (Several sponsorship levels are available.)
  • The Celebration Dinner provides an opportunity to entertain customers, show appreciation to employees and to enjoy a fun evening with others from the marine sector.

Space is limited for both booths and dinner seating. Most sponsorship levels include tickets for the Celebration Dinner. Deadline to reserve your booth is June 1st. 2017, and the sooner you reserve your sponsorship, the more promotion you will receive.

For more information or to request sponsorship, job fair booth or auction item donation forms please contact Judith Alltree by phone 416 469 5391, or by email at

In addition to increasing awareness of the role the Marine Industry plays in everyone’s lives, proceeds from this event will help support MTSSO mission of serving seafarers in our ports. MTSSO is a registered charity.

Thank you in advance for participating in the Marine Career Awareness Day Events.


Jim Pound
Chair, Mission to Seafarers Southern Ontario

Click on the following links to learn more:

Sponsorship Opportunities

Exhibitor Form

Sponsorship Agreement Form

MTSSO Head office:  8 Unwin Avenue, Pier 51, Toronto, ON  M5A 1A1  PH:  416-469-5391

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