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Tell us a bit about yourself

Across Canada, industries are advancing towards decarbonization and sustainability goals.  We'll advance more quickly if we have skilled and engaged people working in these industries - and it starts with people your age who will comprise the workforce of the net zero economy.  This survey will give you a chance to tell us your opinions and perceptions of careers in the sustainable ocean industry.  Your responses will confidential and anonymous.  Your participation is completely voluntary - and very much appreciated.  

If you have any questions please contact the lead investigator Dr. Sherry Scully at 902-880-6587

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1. What is your age?

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2. Gender: How do you identify?

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3. What is your current school/employment status

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4. If you are comfortable with sharing, please check any of the following that you identify with.

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5. Which region of Canada are you from?

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6. Are you currently studying STEM subjects or working in a STEM field (STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

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7. Do you know someone who works or worked in the ocean industry?

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8. I believe the skills I currently have and am developing would be relevant to a career in the ocean industry.

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9. The skills, education, and/or experience I have are in a different industry, but could transfer well into the ocean industry.

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10. There is an easy pathway for me to enter the ocean industry or continue to work and advance in it.

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11. I learned a lot about ocean science and the ocean generally in grade school (i.e. kindergarten/primary - grade 12).

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12. I became curious about the ocean when I was a child.

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13. What words come to mind when you hear about the sustainable ocean industry?

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14. Which sectors of the ocean economy have you heard of? (tick all that apply)

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15. What statements do you believe to be true about careers in the ocean industry?

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You can be an entrepreneur and have your own business in this industry.
There are many interesting jobs near me in the ocean industry
Most of the jobs involve being outside or on the ocean.
You need to have a degree or diploma in a STEM field (science, technology, engineering, math).

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16. What statements do you believe to be true about careers in the ocean industry?

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You need to live near the ocean for the best jobs.
Many of these jobs pay well.
You need to feel comfortable in or on the the water.
The best jobs are in big Canadian ocean cities.

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17. What statements do you believe to be true about careers in the ocean industry?

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These jobs involve creative thinking, problem solving, and managing complexity.
This industry is open and inclusive to people of all genders, ethnicities, and sexual orientation.
The industry is focused on taking things from the ocean.
This industry contributes to climate change and other environmental challenges.
This industry is focused on climate change and other environmental challenges.

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18. What statements do you believe to be true about careers in the ocean industry?

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It would be easy for me to get a job in the ocean industry.
This industry will allow me to make a difference by making the world a better place.
This industry is old-fashioned and hasn't kept up with the times.
This industry is primarily focused on research and ocean observation.
You need to a some skill with digital technology to work in this industry.

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19. Are you interested in a career in the ocean industry?

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20. When I think about my future career, what is most important to me is that it; (check the 3 most important to you)

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