Jamaica and Canada sign reciprocal agreement for employment of seafarers

Jamaica and Canada have signed a Reciprocal Recognition Agreement to enable seafarers from both countries to work on ships sailing under the Jamaican or Canadian flags.

The agreement was signed recently at the London headquarters of the International Maritime Organisation by Director General of the Maritime Authority of Jamaica, Rear Admiral Peter Brady, and the Director General, Marine Safety and Security at Transport Canada, Joanna Manger.

Rear Admiral Brady says the agreement is crucial as Jamaican seafarers get the opportunity to work on Canadian ships and be paid decent wages.

Jamaica has undertakings for the recognition of certification under the Convention with 22 countries.

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