100 Main Street Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 6R9
Tel: (807) 345-6400
Fax: (807) 345-9058

Director Opportunity

Thunder Bay Port Authority, established under the Canada Marine Act and part of Canada’s national ports system, has upcoming vacancies on its Board of Directors. The Minister of Transport has entrusted Port User Group Nominating Committees to identify qualified candidates for these positions.  Applications submitted will be considered for all available Director positions; candidates need only apply once.

Port User Group Nominating Committees are seeking eligible candidates to be considered for a Director position on the Thunder Bay Port Authority Board.


The directors of a port authority shall have generally acknowledged and accepted stature within the transportation industry or the business community and relevant knowledge and extensive experience related to the management of a business, to the operation of a port or to maritime trade.

Professional qualifications in accounting, human resources, or law are considered assets.

Candidates are encouraged to submit a curriculum vitae outlining relevant experience and qualifications.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Thunder Bay Port Authority and its User Group Nominating Committees value diversity and encourage women, Indigenous Peoples, visible minorities and persons with disabilities to apply.  The Federal Government is using an appointment process that is transparent and merit-based, strives for gender parity, and ensures that Indigenous Canadians and minority groups are properly represented in positions of leadership. 


The following individuals may not be directors of a port authority:

(a) an individual who is a mayor, councilor, officer or employee of a municipality mentioned in the letters patent;

(b) an individual who is a member of the legislature of a province, or an officer or employee of the public service or of a Crown corporation of a province, mentioned in the letters patent;

(c) a Senator or a member of the House of Commons;

(c.1) an officer or employee of the federal public administration, a federal Crown corporation or a port authority;

(d) an individual who is not a resident Canadian, as defined in subsection 2(1) of the Canada Business Corporations Act;

(e) an individual who is a director, officer or employee of a person who is a user of the port;

(f) an individual who is under eighteen years of age;

(g) an individual who has been declared mentally incompetent by a court in Canada or elsewhere; or

(h) an undischarged bankrupt.


Interested parties must submit their current curriculum vitae addressed to Mr. Mel Parker, Corporate Secretary, by LinkedIn, mail, or e-mail.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/3798686051/

Email: tbport@tbport.on.ca

Mail Address:

Thunder Bay Port Authority

100 Main St.

Thunder Bay, ON

P7B 6R9


Applicable User Groups will review all applications and forward a list of eligible candidates and Committee recommendations to the Minister of Transport for his consideration.

Deadline to submit applications is January 31, 2024.

We thank all those who apply. Only those considered will be contacted.