Canada tries to combat aging marine shipping workforce with online 'ocean school'

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Canada’s marine shipping workforce is aging, and in need of an influx of young workers.

The industry and National Film Board of Canada have launched a new campaign targeting 11 to 17 year olds in an effort to spur on more of an interest in the sector as a possible career.

It’s called Shipping on the Seaway — a multimedia “educational experience” that’s part of something referred to as Ocean School. The online web portal is filled with immersive 360-degree tours of Canada Steamship Lines freighters. 

According to Transport Canada in 2023, roughly 43 per cent of the country’s marine shipping workforce is set

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