US Navy file photo from 2017
The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) is hosting the inaugural Great Canadian Marine Careers Expo (GCMCE). This event gives Canadians the chance to connect with the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) as well as the Canadian Coast Guard, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Transport Canada, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, along with other marine sector employers and training institutions.
The expo is designed to give Canadian communities in Cape Breton, Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence Seaway opportunities to learn about potential marine industry career opportunities. During the Great Canadian Marine Careers Expo, Canadians will have the chance to hear directly from sailors who have chosen the challenge of a career at sea and learn about the wide range of careers currently available in the RCN, the Government of Canada, and other organizations.
Canadians will also have the opportunity to learn about Marine-adjacent careers in Shore-based Ship Management and Operations, Marine Service and Support, and Government and Public Sector opportunities through the Expo.
As part of its contribution to the Great Canadian Marine Careers Expo, the unarmed His Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Glace Bay will travel from Sydney, Nova Scotia through the St. Lawrence Seaway to the Great Lakes to visit Canadian communities far away from Canada’s major naval bases. Conducting port visits in nine cities, the ship will often be joined by the maritime assets of fellow Great Canadian Marine Careers Expo participants.
During the Great Canadian Marine Careers Expo, the Government of Canada is committed to providing Canadians with unique opportunities to tour Canada’s highly capable vessels, participate in activities aboard and ashore, and learn about professional life on the water, both from the crew of HMCS Glace Bay and other participating partners.