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International Women's Day

by Dave Frew, Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Affairs

  “Never underestimate the power of a woman,” said Nellie McClung, one of The Famous Five (along with Henrietta Muir Edwards, Emily Murphy, Louise McKinney and Irene Parlby) who launched the historic “Persons Case” in 1927 to allow women to sit on the Canadian Senate. International Women’s Day has grown to become a global day (Read More)

Supporting Our Communities

by Deborah Inkpen

Each year Marine Atlantic sponsors the Atlantic Provincial Trucking Organization’s Good Samaritan award. The award is given to an individual who demonstrates an act of charity and/or provides assistance to those in need. This year’s award winner was Stephen Bartlett of Armour Transportation Systems. The award was presented during the APTA Annual Meeting. The following (Read More)

Marine Atlantic Career Fair

by Jim MacLellan, Director of Human Resources

Are you in the Port aux Basques area tomorrow? Interested in an exciting career sailing on a ferry, enjoying ocean views every day and catch a glimpse of a pod of whales on your break? If this appeals to your adventurous spirit stop by our Career Fair tomorrow! Where: St. Christopher’s Hotel When: From 10:00 (Read More)

2016 Recruitment Campaign underway – Spread the word!

by Jim MacLellan, Director of Human Resources

Our recruitment campaign is underway for Summer 2016. We are looking for Individuals to work on our ferries during our 2016 summer season. We provide great opportunities with comprehensive benefits packages for seasonal and full-time employment.   Last week we held our first recruitment fair in Sydney, NS. Plans are underway for a career fair in (Read More)

Over the past few years, Marine Atlantic has participated in the Global Corporate Challenge (GCC) allowing teams of employees to compete against other Corporations in a simulated online race around the world. The objectives of the GCC are to increase physical activity, improve eating habits, encourage healthier lifestyles and promote team participation. This year’s initiative (Read More)

June 25 is International Day of the Seafarer

by Dave Frew, Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Affairs

Every year on June 25, the United Nations observes the International Day of the Seafarer to recognize the efforts of the many men and women who work in valuable marine careers. Organized by the International Maritime Organization, millions of people around the world learn more about the work and dedication of those who serve on (Read More)

Each year, Marine Atlantic recognizes an employee who volunteers their time and skills to support their community. Through these outstanding volunteer achievements and upholding and representing Marine Atlantic’s values, this employee is presented with the Volunteer of the Year Award.   This year’s recipient is Steven Macdonald who is a founder and dedicated volunteer with (Read More)

Port aux Basques Occupational Health and Safety Committee Wins Provincial Award

by Murray Hupman, Vice President of Operations

Marine Atlantic has a strong commitment to the safety of its employees and customers and this was demonstrated once again as the Port aux Basques Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Committee was awarded the 2014 OHS Committee of the Year by the Newfoundland and Labrador Occupational Health and Safety Association. This is the second time (Read More)

Fleet Renewal – Working to Get the Right Vessels for our Service

by Don Barnes, Vice President of Customer Experience

Fleet renewal is a never ending discussion at Marine Atlantic. Changing customer needs and demand alone would prompt a continual review of what a future fleet might look like, and when you add in other variables such as improving and emerging technology, the evolution of ship design, the capacity requirements to meet the traffic demand (Read More)