Marine Training Program

The Government of Canada's $1.5 billion Oceans Protection Plan is providing Indigenous peoples with new opportunities to protect, preserve, and restore Canada's oceans and sea routes.

The Marine Training Program provides federal funding to expand traditional learning, e-learning, and blended learning programs at Canada’s marine training schools.

These funds:

  • raise public awareness of, and access to, training and job opportunities for underrepresented groups in the marine sector, including women, Northerners, Inuit and Indigenous peoples
  • develop marine training programs that reflect Traditional Knowledge, culturally appropriate material, and the learning needs of isolated and remote coastal communities
  • provide infrastructure, equipment, and new technology to improve marine training and local access to training

The Oceans Protection Plan is the largest investment ever made to protect Canada’s coasts and waterways. This program creates a diverse and well-trained labour force to strengthen the safety and security of Canada’s marine transportation system.

Marine Training Program projects

The following projects are funded by the Oceans Protection Plan under the Marine Training Program. If you are looking to apply for training, please contact the project recipients directly.

Recipient

Project Start Date

Project Completion Date

Description

Funding

Nunavut Fisheries and Marine Training Consortium (NFMTC)

November 25, 2017

March 31, 2020

Opened a marine training facility in Hay River, Northwest Territories, and expanded existing training programs in Nunavut and Nunavik.

$13,608,000

Nova Scotia Community College

February 21, 2019

March 31, 2022

Facilitates access to, and increase wareness of, marine training and employment, for women and Indigenous Peoples.

$5,930,409

British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)

February 21, 2019

March 31, 2022

Facilitates access to, and increase awareness of, marine training and employment, for women and Indigenous Peoples. This project is jointly delivered with the Camosun College.

$6,207,176

Contact us

If you have questions about this program, contact us by email.

Email: TC.MarineTrainingProgram-Programmedeformationmaritime.TC@tc.gc.ca

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