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Oceans Advance Newsletter – January 11, 2023


CWOIL Update: CWOIL Conference May 9-11, 2023

The Canadian Women in Ocean Industries Leadership (CWOIL) Conference will take place May 9-11, 2023, at the Delta Hotel in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Conference will bring together 200+ ocean professionals in the ocean sector, including representation from equity seeking groups: 2SLGBTQ+ community; Indigenous communities; persons with disabilities; and racialized people. The CWOIL initiative aims to attract, develop and retain a robust, diverse and inclusive talent pipeline that includes women from all origins to enable and accelerate Canadian innovation, research and technology development, and market and export leadership, in ocean industries.  From May 9-11, 2023 the CWOIL Conference will see further discussions that will formulate an action plan for ensuring more women become leaders in ocean industries. Additionally, there will be a celebration of current female leaders in ocean industries.


Blue Economy Regulatory Review is officially underway

As part of the third round of the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat’s targeted Regulatory Reviews. The Blue Economy Regulatory Review will be led by Fisheries and Oceans Canada, working in collaboration with other government departments.

Input from ocean industry stakeholders, Indigenous peoples, other levels of government and other organizations or individuals interested in regulatory issues related to the Blue Economy, is being sought through the Blue Economy Regulatory Review project using the online engagement platform being piloted by Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, Let’s Talk Federal RegulationsComments are sought by March 17, 2023

Ocean Allies Speaker Series will be launching 2023

Our first keynote speaker will be Barry Stevens, founder & CEO of Stevens Solution & Design Inc., and creator of 3D Wave Design, a user-friendly visualization tool designed to help high risk communities facing wildland fire and flood risks. 

Barry will be giving a fireside chat titled “Navigating Indigenous Engagement Programs in Canada’s Ocean Sector”, where he will share his insights & lessons learned on his experience as entrepreneur in this space. We invite you all to join us & engage in a discussion with Barry on January 24th @ 2 pm AST.

Association of British Columbia Marine Industries Events and Conferences: Oceanology International Americas – February 14th-16th Be a part of the Oi Americas for 2023 and benefit from the connections you will make. 

ABCMI will once again co-exhibit within the Canada Pavilion at OTC 2023 (1-4 May 2023). The Canada Pavilion is located within prime exhibit space.

Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS) 57th Congress

May 28 to June 1, 2023 

The theme of the Congress is “Connecting on the Rock: From the Marine Environment to the Blue Economy”, recognizing that this is the first time in several years that the CMOS community will meet face‑to‑face. We hope that this Congress will remind us of the connection we share with each other and the connection between science and society, particularly with respect to a better understanding of extreme events and fostering a Blue Economy.

Oceans 2023 Limerick – June 5-8, 2023

On behalf of the Marine Technology Society and the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society, the OCEANS 2023 Limerick Local Organizing Committee (LOC) is honoured to invite your participation in this prestigious event. We seek engaging and cutting-edge technical presentations for our conference.  The OCEANS 2023 Topics align with the conference theme “Blue Ocean Planet Earth“. These topics, along with the standard core offerings of the OCEANS Technical Program, incorporate a local focus as well as addressing national and international interests in marine technologies, environment, and maritime domain activities.


The Ocean Careers Immersion Program (OCIP)OCIP helps youth explore careers in the ocean sector by providing work-integrated skills development through project-based internships and online mentorships to NL high school students. Reach out to David Tipton, Program Manager Youth Outreach and Mentoring for more information.

David Tipton, Program Manager Youth Outreach and Mentoring
[email protected]

MUN Business Co-operative Education

Job competition: – Spring 2023, Work Term 3, Round 1

Should you wish to hire a student or have questions about our Bachelor of Commerce (Co-operative) Degree program, please contact me. 

Joyce Drodge
[email protected]


Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP)

The Atlantic Immigration Program is a pathway to permanent residence for skilled foreign workers and international graduates from a Canadian institution who want to work and live in 1 of Canada’s 4 Atlantic provinces.

Innovation Centre Project in Newfoundland and Labrador

In the last few years, established companies and innovation leaders in NL have thus looked to their industry associations techNL, Energy NL, Energy Research and Innovation NL and the Ocean Supercluster to develop a place in which they could collocate and collaborate to better address their needs, especially on technology development related to remote/digital operations.

Cleaner Waters: Smart, Practical, Long-Term Solutions to Sea Conservation

Cleaner Waters is a division of Kane Industries Inc. With generational knowledge of caring for and responsibly living off of the sea, they are a multi-industry company with 20+ years in the commercial construction and aquacultural industry. Click here to watch a YouTube demo of their Collec’Thor skimmer.

Interested in Learning More About the 2023 Mate ROV Competition? 

The MATE ROV Competition is an underwater robotics (aka remotely operated vehicle or ROV) challenge that engages a global community of learners each year.

City of St. Johns Business Information Centre Are Here to Help Answer Your Questions About Starting a Business 

At the City of St. John’s Business Information Centre, their staff can help find the answers you need. Conveniently located at 348 Water Street, they are open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You can reach them at 709-576-8107 or [email protected] to book an appointment or to arrange a video call. 

WAGE/FEGC Feminist Response and Recovery Fund

Funded by Women and Gender Equality Canada (WAGE)’s Feminist Response and Recovery Fund, Women in Resource Development Corporation (WRDC) is leading a project to advance inclusive skills development policies and practices to remove barriers that prevent women’s full participation with various partnerships.

Mitacs Seeking to Hire Various Positions Across Canada 

Mitacs has current openings in various different positions and provinces across Canada. . 

Poseidon Marine Consultants Welcome Resumes From Those With Post-Secondary Naval Architecture Degrees or Diplomas 

Poseidon Marine Consultants welcome resumes from those interested in potential employment with the company, who can demonstrate the following competencies, such as a degree or diploma from an accredited post-secondary program with a specialization in Naval Architecture and eligibility for registration with PEGNL or ATTENL.

ACOA Jobs and Growth Fund: Applications Open

The Jobs and Growth Fund (JGF) provides funding to businesses and organizations to help create jobs and position local economies for long-term growth.


WRDC’s Educational Resource Centre (ERC) offers a series of practical, hands-on career exploration programs, creating awareness of the exciting opportunities in trades and STEM, and empowering girls with the information and self-confidence needed to pursue these careers.  

Co-op Wage Subsidy Funding Programs

Employers of any size operating in Newfoundland and Labrador could qualify for a wage subsidy to hire a student from the College of the North Atlantic. 

The Business Development Support Program assists Newfoundland and Labrador SMEs with opportunities to increase their productivity and improve their competitiveness. 

Skills Canada Newfoundland and Labrador (SCNL) is partnering with College of the North Atlantic (CNA) to offer tuition opportunities to secondary and current post-secondary students, and financial support to graduating students, who demonstrate excellence in Skills Canada competitions. 

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