About the NSSC

Who we are?
The NSSC is a unique partnership, bringing together employers, employees, unions, associations, regulatory agencies and training centres to work toward one common goal: a strong and prosperous seafood processing industry created by a well trained and productive workforce.

The NSSC is a non-profit, industry driven organization. Established in 1995, the NSSC works on behalf of the entire seafood processing industry to provide up-to-date training programs and information services.

What we do?
The NSSC develops industry-specific training courses designed to meet the needs of the Canadian seafood processing sector.

The training courses are up-to-date, and are created through the input and expertise of employers, employees, educational institutions, government and regulatory agencies. Courses are developed based on industry set voluntary standards.

Courses are delivered by qualified trainers. Participants who complete NSSC training courses receive national industry certification.

The NSSC provides training in modules; you take only the training you need or want.

Our Board of Directors
Meet our dedicated volunteer Board of Directors.

Membership Benefits
Please note that membership is currently available in Canada only.

The National Seafood Sector Council relies on the patronage of its industry members to provide support, input and endorsement of its programs and services.

Membership benefits include:

priority participant placement in pilot courses
opportunity to assist with the establishment of national industry occupational skill sets
regular updates on industry developments and NSSC initiatives through the Seafood Trainer newsletter and regular bulletins
special member discounts on NSSC products and services
a major voice regarding the future agenda of the NSSC, through its Board of Directors
complementary copy of the ‘Personal Hygiene and the Fish Fillet’ training video
Membership is $500.

Members of NSSC affiliated associations and organizations (eg. FANL, BCSSC etc.) can enjoy full benefits for only $300.

Application for Membership

Request for Information

Why the sectoral approach?
Many industries have identified that human resource development is a large undertaking and can be best be dealt with through the creation of a sector council.

Sector councils were established to address industry specific human resource needs. Right now, there are over 29 sector councils representing more than 1/3 of the Canadian workforce.

Sector Councils bring together various industry participants, such as management, labour, and industry associations to work on common human resource needs and develop appropriate training courses and services.

The end result is – sector councils take on the task of creating industry-specific training and human resource programs, and allow individual companies to spend their time working towards other important goals.