Canada’s leading marine sector labour organization, representing the majority of unlicensed Canadian seafarers’ from Coast to Coast to Coast.
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The SIU believes well-trained and qualified sailors know how to work safely. At all times, they work in a manner to ensure their safety and the safety of all other personnel aboard. As a result, vessels manned by SIU members have one of the best safety records in the world, resulting in lower insurance costs and reliability of operations for the employers but most importantly, for the protection and well-being of SIU members. ”
Our future is bright. We have a young team in the hiring halls and on the waterfront and they will learn and benefit from those of us who have had the good fortune of being around for 30 plus years. Our contracts will continue to improve and with your loyalty and support we will all renew our commitment to make the lives of each SIU member better. The roots of the SIU lie in our Brotherhood, our common goals and our purpose which at the end of the day will serve us well! ”
Get certified and guarantee yourself employment! The goal of Seafarers' Training Institute is to put into place training programs that meet the future needs of our industry. Education and training programs offer courses to boost and refine job skills of our members, and to help them operate and maintain ship's equipment in a safe and professional manner. ”