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Careers at Sea

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Start your career at sea

If you're big on adventure, consider a career at sea. Explore our marine programs and courses.

Why choose a career at sea?

  • Marine careers offer high salaries and a life of adventure.
  • Marine workers are in demand and there are many career options to choose from.
  • Students learn from highly experienced marine professionals.
  • Employers hire our grads.
  • The marine industry is changing and Indigenous Peoples and women are needed as we work toward a safer and inclusive environment.
  • Funding is available, including the Ocean Dream Award for Indigenous Peoples and women.

Get the skills you need

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Marine programs and courses

NSCC's Nautical Institute offers specialized, state-of-the-art training. Get the skills you need while learning on land and on board a ship. 

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Funding for Indigenous Peoples and Women

The Ocean Dream Award encourages greater participation in marine training and careers for Indigenous Peoples and women. 

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Student spotlight

Learn more about the experience of our marine students and the advice they have for future students.

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Career options

Train at NSCC's Nautical Institute for marine jobs including Marine Navigation Technology, Marine Engineering Technology, and Bridge Watch Rating.

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Career paths and salary expectations

Explore career paths and salary ranges for navigation and marine engineering careers.

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Paying for your education

When it comes to paying for your nautical training, there are many funding options.