The action plan for the next five years, elaborated with the sustained support of leaders in the maritime sector, will establish the foundation of Québec’s maritime sector for the future. Concrete action will support the training and development of skilled labour. Québec will thus be called upon to fully benefit from its know-how.

Sectoral manpower committees have already targeted certain needs. The government will work with the sector and ensure, in particular, the elaboration of new types of training to satisfy needs in promising sectors and new health, safety and environmental protection requirements. It also intends to adopt measures to better match the level, quality and scope of training and the industry’s short- and long-term manpower needs.

The government, in partnership with community interveners in the education sector, especially the school boards and specialized training centres such as the Institut maritime du Québec (IMQ) and the École des pêches et de l’aquaculture du Québec (ÉPAQ), will establish adequate training offerings to satisfy the market’s needs.