Nunavut Eastern Arctic Shipping (NEAS)
"In addition to not being routine, job prospects with this career are 100% guaranteed."
"As an engineer officer, I make sure the huge diesel engines are maintained and repaired. It’s a job that pushes you to use your head to find solutions. In addition to not being routine, job prospects with this career are 100% guaranteed, because we are very much in demand. Shipping merchandise by sea is an economical way to go overseas. We can travel a lot."
"The salaries are very competitive, between $70,000 and $100,000 per year."
"I oversee the ship’s safety, supervise loading and unloading, maintain the ship’s stability and note any delays. Being a navigation officer is a pretty unusual lifestyle, because we spend all day long in our work environment. The salaries are very competitive, between $70,000 and $100,000 per year. We get up to six months’ vacation."
Maritime Employers Association
"What I love about it is working outdoors."
"My job involves loading and unloading ships. We load bags of products into containers, for example, salt, cocoa, seeds and alumina. To unload them, we have to shovel out the bottom of the holds. What I love about it is working outdoors. Plus dock workers who have an evening schedule are paid time and a half and those who work the night shift are paid double time."
Groupe Robert and Association du camionnage du Québec ambassador
"I've realized that trucking is a poorly understood occupation."
"When you’re a driver, you get to see a lot of places. We are paid to work and travel at the same time. We have our own office, and we can listen to our own music and drink our own coffee. As a trucking ambassador, I’ve realized that trucking is a poorly understood occupation, and people don’t see all the advantages. Sometimes I bring young people along with me to introduce them to my job, and I love seeing their eyes light up. It’s a real passion for me."
"No two days are ever the same."
"As dispatchers, we are responsible for the truckers and all of their transport operations. I’m responsible for telling them where they are going, where to bring the merchandise and what they have to do at their destination. When the container is delivered, our job is done. No two days are ever the same. Sometimes we have to deal with breakdowns, equipment failures and even accidents, so you have to keep a cool head."
Rail activities manager
at the Port of Montréal
Canadian National (CN)
"We are the resource people for our sector."
"In addition to ensuring that operations go smoothly, we are in direct contact with customers. So you need to have a lot of team spirit, be a good communicator and hard working and like logistics. We are the resource people for our sector. Salaries in the railway industry are generally competitive. It’s demanding, stimulating work, that comes with serious responsibilities."
"It’s a real team effort where everyone uses their strengths to work better together."
"I really like being a materials handler. We load and unload trucks and perform maintenance. It’s a real team effort where everyone uses their strengths to work better together. In addition to being a physical job, it requires good manual dexterity to properly handle the merchandise being shipped. I like what I do, so the days fly by."
"It’s the ideal place for people who want to advance quickly in their careers."
"As assistant director of operations, I respond to customers’ needs, and I manage staff and purchasing. We are located near the port, which means we can quickly ship containers coming from overseas to our customers. To differentiate ourselves from other large shipping companies, we rely on the quality of our human capital. It’s the ideal place for people who want to advance quickly in their careers."
Stimulating jobs and competitive salaries