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Funding for nautical short programs

Women and Indigenous Peoples

As a woman or Indigenous person enrolled in nautical short programs, you may qualify to have 90% of your costs covered. Indigenous students are automatically considered for additional funds (up to $300 per week) to help with living expenses while enrolled in a nautical course.

 To receive funding you must be enrolled in one of the following eligible course categories:

Eligible Short Programs

Marine Foundations - Marine Emergency Duties (Certificate of Completion)
Learn about personal survival, firefighting, rescue craft and traditional knowledge. Completion of this program prepares seafarers with the minimum requirement for sailing on commercial vessels in international waters. In this program, you have courses in Traditional Knowledge, Marine Basic First Aid, MED Basic Safety, Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats, and Introduction to WHMIS and OH&S Act.

Start Dates: June 7 - 25, 2021; and July 26 – August 13, 2021
Location: Strait Area Campus
Program Length: 3 weeks
Bursary value: $2,656

Marine Foundations - Small Vessel Operator Proficiency (Certificate of Completion)
Learn to safely operate small commercial vessels, other than tugs and fishing vessels, in coastal waters. In this program, you have courses in: Small Vessel Operator Proficiency, Restricted Operator Certificate, Domestic Vessel Safety, Marine Basic First Aid, Traditional Knowledge, and Introduction to WHMIS and OH&S Act.

Start Date: January 11 – 28, 2021; and February 22 – March 11, 2021
Locations: Strait Area Campus (Port Hawkesbury), and Wagmatcook Learning Centre
Program Length: 3 weeks
Bursary value: $1,807

• Indigenous applicants must provide confirmation of self-identification and/or registered status recognized by the Government of Canada.

Next steps

1. Apply for Marine Program
Be sure to self-identify as a female or Indigenous person

2. Apply for funding
Once registration is confirmed, you receive a link to apply for funding.