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Notice of Annual General Meeting

Join us for the Annual General Meeting of the Corner Brook Port Corporation. All members of the public are welcome to attend.

Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2024
Time: 4:00 PM
Location: Suite 201, RA Pollett Building (61 Riverside Drive)

Current Agenda

  • Greetings from Chair
  • Introduction of Board and Staff
  • Adoption of Agenda
  • Approval of June 6, 2023 AGM Minutes
  • Approval of 2023 Financial Statements
  • 2023 Annual Report
  • Appointment of Auditor
  • Presentation on Corner Brook Port Corporation
  • Other Business

An RSVP is required. Please contact Jennifer Crane at 709-634-6600 or jcrane@cornerbrookport.com to confirm your attendance.

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Summer Job Opportunity – Project Administration Officer (CSJ)

Job Type: full-time (minimum 8 weeks)

Rate of Pay: $18.00 per hour

Location: Corner Brook, NL

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Business Development Manager, the Project Administration Officer will assist with the planning and coordination of key corporate events including the 20th anniversary of the Port and assist with the cruise program. The successful candidate will:

  • Gather and analyze historical data about the incorporation and subsequent growth of the Port of Corner Brook. Prepare a summary of findings and develop a communication plan to highlight the port’s operational milestones to its stakeholders.
  • Support the implementation and evaluation of the cruise program at the Port of Corner Brook.
  • Other administrative duties as required.

Requirements: The ideal candidate is an indigenous youth, currently enrolled in a post-secondary institution studying business, marketing or a similar program. However, all interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. The requirements of this position also include:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and stakeholder engagement.
  • Proficient in MS Office including word, excel and outlook.
  • Strong attention to detail, prioritization, problem solving and organizational skills.
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently to complete assignments with minimal direction.

Eligibility: This position is funded by the Canada Summer Jobs program. Applicants meeting the following requirements are eligible to apply.

  • Between the ages of 15 and 30 years old.
  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
  • Valid Social Insurance Number.
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada.

To Apply: Interested applicates must email a cover letter, resume and two references to applicants@cornerbrookport.com. CBPC is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace, and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds. We strive to create a culture of inclusivity where individuals feel comfortable and empowered to contribute their unique talents and skills to our team.

Deadline: May 16, 2024

Tentative start date: June 24, 2024

CBPC is an independent and community-based organization that provides high-quality ocean transportation and distribution services through strategic partnerships. Its vision is to create economic value by connecting Western Newfoundland globally through tourism and trade. The Corporation achieves this through its three lines of business: industrial port operations, real estate, and cruise tourism.

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Job Opportunity – Cruise Information Officer

Job Type: part-time, seasonal

Location: Corner Brook, NL

Join our dynamic team dedicated to promoting tourism and providing exceptional experiences to visitors from around the world. We’re passionate about showcasing the beauty, culture, and attractions of our region, and we’re seeking knowledgeable and enthusiastic Cruise Information Officers to join us!

Responsibilities:

  • Welcome cruise guests with a warm and friendly demeanor, answer questions and make suggestions regarding their time in port
  • Distribute maps, brochures, and other promotional materials to help visitors navigate the area
  • Stay up-to-date on local events, attractions, and amenities to provide accurate and current information to visitors
  • Uphold standards for cleanliness and safety in the work environment (eg: information kiosk)
  • Effectively communicate workplace concerns and suggestions for improvement through proper channels

Requirements:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong customer service orientation with a positive attitude
  • Ability to multitask and work effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Knowledge of the local area, including attractions, landmarks, and amenities
  • Ability to work harmoniously in team settings, navigate conflicts, and welcome constructive feedback
  • Previous experience in tourism, hospitality, or customer service is preferred but not required
  • Ability to speak French, German and/or Italian is preferred but not required
  • Flexibility to work outdoors in varying weather conditions is required

To Apply:

If you’re passionate about tourism and enjoy helping others discover new destinations, we’d love to hear from you! Please let us know why you’re interested in joining our team and provide your relevant experience in person or by email. CBPC is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace, and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds. We strive to create a culture of inclusivity where individuals feel comfortable and empowered to contribute their unique talents and skills to our team.

Deadline: May 1st, 2024

CBPC is an independent and community-based organization that provides high-quality ocean transportation and distribution services through strategic partnerships. Its vision is to create economic value by connecting Western Newfoundland globally through tourism and trade. The Corporation achieves this through its three lines of business: industrial port operations, real estate, and cruise tourism.

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Setting Sail Into 2024

Following the tremendous achievements of the 2023 cruise season, the Port of Corner Brook is well-positioned for further growth and anticipates achieving significant milestones again this year. The Carnival Pride, making its maiden call on June 5th, will officially launch the 2024 season.

The Port of Corner Brook has thirty-eight scheduled cruise ship calls, with a capacity of 57,000 passengers and 24,000 crew. Aligning with Atlantic Canada’s highly sought-after fall foliage, the peak season will occur in September and October. Originating from England, Germany, Norway, and the United States, passengers from thirteen unique cruise lines will embark on the experience of a lifetime: touring our coastal and rural communities and embracing Newfoundland’s culture, history, and hospitality. The Port of Corner Brook expects eleven inaugural visits and three double-ship days throughout the season with remarkable numbers expected for early fall.

“As the Port’s Cruise Marketing Coordinator, I am thrilled to announce that the Sky Princess and the Norwegian Jade are expected on September 21st, with a combined capacity of more than 6,000 passengers. With the energy and excitement these ships bring, we anticipate surpassing the Port’s single-day passenger record of 4,240 set by the MSC Meraviglia in 2019. Strategically aligning with the City’s Colours of Corner Brook Festival, this day promises to be a momentous occasion for the Port and downtown core, showcasing our ability to accommodate and delight cruise guests. We’re ready to welcome them with open arms and ensure an unforgettable experience.” Patti Ricketts, Cruise Marketing Coordinator

Spanning 316 metres, the Mein Schiff I will be the longest vessel and the Sky Princess, weighing 141,000 metric tonnes, will be the heaviest. The departure of the Insignia on November 1st will signify the end of the 2024 cruise season.

Photo by Dru Kennedy.

The Port extends its gratitude to its regional stakeholders for their steadfast support and invaluable contributions in fostering a welcoming environment for cruise guests. Local businesses looking to enhance their engagement in cruise tourism are encouraged to join the Cruise Network Committee.  

Established over a decade ago, this committee comprises community representatives who share a common goal of enhancing the cruise guest experience. By becoming part of the Cruise Network Committee, you’ll have the opportunity to actively shape the trajectory of cruise tourism in our area, leveraging your insights and passion to create unforgettable experiences for visitors. Let’s continue strengthening our commitment to hospitality and tourism excellence.

A detailed copy of the 2024 cruise schedule can be found here.

Corner Brook Port Corporation (CBPC) is an independent, community-based organization providing high-quality ocean transportation and distribution services through strategic partnerships. Its vision is to create economic value by connecting Western Newfoundland globally through tourism and trade. The Corporation achieves this through its three lines of business: industrial port operations, real estate, and cruise tourism.

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Call for Cruise Vendors

The Port of Corner Brook is accepting applications for vendors for the 2022 cruise ship season. Vendors will be located at the newly constructed cruise passenger welcome park at the Port of Corner Brook. Selected vendors can lease a salt box style market shed for the season starting August, however preference will be given to vendors who commit to operating for the full season.

The market will be open for cruise passengers on ship days, as well as other tourism functions such as motorcoach tours. The park will only be open to the general public for special events. There will be scheduled times for vendors to access the sheds on days when there are no cruise vessels, in the event that they need to access their inventory or prepare for upcoming days.

We are looking forward to a busy season with 24 vessels scheduled from Friday, May 6th until Sunday, October 16th. The full cruise ship schedule can be viewed here.

DOWNLOAD VENDOR APPLICATION

For further information regarding this opportunity please contact the Port of Corner Brook’s main office at 709-634-6600.

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