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Roslyn Kunin and Associates, Inc. Maritime Sector Human Resources Strategic Planning Committee of the Western Marine Community A Comprehensive Report on the Human Resources and Human Resource Needs in the Maritime Sector in BC Phase 1 Roslyn Kunin & Associates, Inc. (RKA, Inc.) 3449 West 23 rd Avenue Vancouver, BC V6S 1K2 Voice: (604) 736-0783 / Fax: (604) 736-0789 [email protected] August 8, 2005 1
Roslyn Kunin and Associates, Inc. Table of Contents Table of Contents ............................................................................................................... 1 Executive Summary ........................................................................................................... 2 Coastal Freight .................................................................................................................. 3 Coastal Passenger ............................................................................................................ 5 Deep Sea Ships ................................................................................................................. 6 Ports ................................................................................................................................... 7 Stevedores, Terminal Operators ........................................................................................ 8 Ship Building, Repair, Naval Architects ............................................................................. 9 Government ..................................................................................................................... 10 Services ........................................................................................................................... 11 Sector Overview .............................................................................................................. 12 Current and Future Conditions ..................................................................................... 12 Technology ............................................................................................................... 13 Demographics .......................................................................................................... 13 Key Occupations across Sector ................................................................................... 18 Occupational Groups for Further Analysis ................................................................... 18 Sector-wide Human Resource Strategies ....................................................................... 19
Roslyn Kunin and Associates, Inc. Executive Summary The marine industry in BC is on the cusp of experiencing severe skill shortages in all sub-sectors. These skill shortages are to be found in four major occupational groups: Deck Officers, Engineering Officers, Technical /Engineering Occupations, and Trades. The occupational groups recommended for Phase II of this study are: Deck Officers Engineering Officers Marine Engineers Naval Architects Surveyors These occupations have been identified across sectors as key occupations that are or will soon be experiencing skill shortages. They also require marine industry specific experience and training. Some require Transport Canada certification as well. These occupations belong to the first three major occupational groups listed above. These occupational groups are those for which many new people will have to be hired, and experience and skills will have to be developed quickly. Of the human resource strategies suggested later in this report, there are a few that are industry-wide, and that can be acted upon quite easily and quickly. These involve educating people about the marine industry, by informing high school students about its career opportunities, informing government about its unique needs and improving public perception of the industry and its careers. 2
Roslyn Kunin and Associates, Inc. Coastal Freight Key Occupations/ Occupational Groupings Recruitment and Retention – Blockages and Challenges Human Resource Strategies Deck Officers Senior Master to Third Officer Lack of industry awareness Industry image Levels of certification Retirement Seniority issues over migration from unlicensed to licensed status Educate school leavers about marine sector opportunities Improve image of marine careers Provide financial incentives for workers to complete levels of certification Create marine education focus on tug and coastal towing functions and operations Promote entry-level (cadet) positions on tugs Work with unions to address seniority issues concerning migration of personnel from unlicensed to licensed status Engineering Officers Senior Chief Engineer to Fourth Engineer

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