If you have a sense of adventure, this could be the career for you. This program prepares you to successfully complete Transport Canada's Bridge Watch Rating Certificate, a pre-requisite for entry into work on marine vessels. You will be introduced to all aspects of the mariner's trade through a combination of classroom and hands-on training in shops, simulators and at sea. You learn deck duties (seamanship, mooring, anchoring, cargo work), bridge team duties (steering, lookout, aids to navigation) and emergency duties. Where feasible, tours/field trips will be arranged to provide additional context for lectures related to ship-board equipment.
Funding available for women and indigenous peoples
To help meet the marine industry demand and diversify the workforce, the federal government is providing $2.5 million in bursaries for women and Indigenous peoples.
- As a woman or Indigenous person, you may qualify for a $10,000 annual bursary for your education. View bursary details
- As an Indigenous person, you may qualify for additional funds to cover living expenses. View bursary details
You apply for funding after you've been accepted to the program.