The Marine Atlantic Sponsor-a-Student Opportunity


Marine Atlantic

Open to full and part-time students enrolled in year 1 of Marine Engineering Technology or Marine Navigation Technology at the Strait Area Campus. This sponsorship is renewable for students in multi-year programs based on successful completion of first year and remaining in good academic standing.


Students must demonstrate

  • Career aspirations
  • Good academic standing
  • Preference is given to applicants who self-identify as female and/or Indigenous
  • Prior to the selection of the award, eligible applicants will be required to be interviewed by Marine Atlantic Inc. to discuss possible future employment, as well as work placement and/or co-op opportunities


Payment details

  • 50% ($2,800 – $3,600) of the funding will be issued upon selection
  • The remaining 50% ($2,800 – $3,600) will be issued upon successful completion of a work placement


Work integrated learning and/or post graduate work requirements

  • Recipient must discuss possible future employment, as well as work placement and/or co-op opportunities with the Sponsor


About the sponsor
Marine Atlantic Inc. (MAI) is a federal crown corporation which operates a year-round ferry service, that is an essential transportation link between Newfoundland and mainland Canada. MAI operates a 96 nautical mile daily ferry service between Port aux Basques, NL and North Sydney, NS. In addition, MAI operates a 280 nautical mile summer seasonal ferry service between Argentia, NL and North Sydney, NS. Given the essential nature of our service, it is vital to MAI that there is a steady and reliable supply of new officers within each vessel department. Marine Atlantic is pleased to offer to cadets an exciting opportunity to apply to our Cadet Officer Sponsorship Program (COSP). MAI considers this program as a key initiative to supply future Navigation and Engineering Officers for our vessel operations.

MAI is committed to having a skilled and diverse workforce representative of the population we serve and of the communities in which we live. We consider Marine Atlantic’s Cadet Officer Sponsorship Program (COSP) as providing an important opportunity for individuals from underrepresented groups to develop a career as a marine officer. The COSP will initially focus on recruiting women and Indigenous People for the program. Candidates will be encouraged to indicate voluntarily on their application if they belong to one or more of the designated groups when they apply.

As part of the Marine Atlantic team, you will participate in a variety of ongoing training programs and development opportunities to navigate your career and chart your course for success. We provide a positive and inclusive work culture that is dedicated to creating an environment which promotes employee growth, career development, and job satisfaction. Some benefits of working with Marine Atlantic include competitive salaries, defined benefit pension plan, comprehensive health benefit packages, and professional development opportunities. Come experience the pride of working with an organization with newly constructed and revitalized infrastructure that has positioned itself for the future.

Award
2 @ $5,600 - $7,200 (program dependent)
Deadline
11/30/2022
Supplemental Questions
  1. Eligible applicants will be required to be interviewed by Marine Atlantic Inc. prior to the selection of the sponsorship to discuss possible future employment, as well as work placement and/or co-op opportunities. Please indicate that you agree to this eligibility requirement.

  2. To be considered for this sponsorship, you must upload a copy of your most recent resume and a cover letter for review.