MARINE TRAINING:
What do you need?

A career in the marine or fishing industry requires some basic safety training. Fish Safe offers Transport Canada and WorkSafeBC recognized programs such as the Safest Catch and Stability Education Program for commercial fishermen. This type of training includes one on one training on board the vessel with the master and crew.

The type of training you require varies according to the size of vessel and area of operation. The following list includes some basic requirements/certificates and links to training institutions for more details*. 


Choosing the right certificate can create opportunities for both fishing and other marine jobs. Check it out!  

VESSEL MASTER

Fishing Vessel
• Master 150 gt
• Fishing Master 4 (vessels over 15 gross tonnage)
• Small Vessel Operator Proficiency (vessels under 15 gross tonnage)
• Pleasure Craft Operator Card (limited area of operation and size of vessel)

Tugboat
• Master 150 gt
• Limited Master <60 gt
• Small Vessel Operator Proficiency

Passenger Vessel
• Limited Master <60 gt
• Small Vessel Operator Proficiency
• Pleasure Craft Operator Card

Workboat
• Master 150 gt
• Limited Master <60 gt
 • Small Vessel Operator Proficiency

DECKHAND

All Vessels
• Marine Emergency  Duties
• Marine Basic First Aid
• Restricted Operator Certificate-Maritime
• Watchkeeping Mate of a Fishing Vessel
 

ENGINEER

Fishing Vessel
• 1, 2, 3 and 4th Class Engineer
• Watchkeeping Engineer of a Fishing Vessel

Tug
Passenger Vessel

Workboat                    
• Small Vessel Machinery Operator Proficiency       
 

*This is not a complete list of requirements. Always refer to the actual Transport Canada Marine Personnel Regulations to ensure you have the most up to date information.


 
 

Still Confused about requirements and certifications? 

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