An Act to amend the Canada Shipping Act, 2001 (certificate of competency)


Maxime Blanchette-Joncas  Bloc

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)


Introduced, as of March 25, 2021

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This enactment amends the Canada Shipping Act, 2001 in order for a foreign national who holds a diploma issued by a prescribed Canadian maritime institution to be eligible for a certificate of competency.


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Canada Shipping ActRoutine Proceedings

March 25th, 2021 / 10:05 a.m.
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Maxime Blanchette-Joncas Bloc Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques, QC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-281, An Act to amend the Canada Shipping Act, 2001 (certificate of competency).

Mr. Speaker, this morning, I am pleased to introduce a bill to amend the Canada Shipping Act, 2001.

This legislative measure will address head-on the labour shortage in the marine industry, which is a major concern. A foreign national who holds a diploma from a recognized school, such as the Institut maritime du Québec in Rimouski, will now also be able to benefit from the privileges that come with the certificate of competency and sail on the majestic St. Lawrence River.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)