Sydney, NS – The Canadian Coast Guard College celebrated its 54th graduating class of 40 Officer Cadets from across seven different provinces. Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, honoured the graduating class of 2023 during a ceremony on June 3 at the Canadian Coast Guard College in Sydney. Minister Murray was joined by Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Mike Kelloway, and the Canadian Coast Guard Commissioner, Mario Pelletier.
These newly graduated officers will immediately be posted to Canadian Coast Guard vessels to start conducting and supporting operations in service of the people of Canada.
The Canadian Coast Guard College is a world-class training facility that provides quality service and expert maritime training to its residents in both official languages. More than 1,400 Fleet Officers have graduated from the College.
“This year’s graduating class showed perseverance through the challenging times of a pandemic and Hurricane Fiona,” said Mario Pelletier, Commissioner, Canadian Coast Guard.
Established in September 1965, the Canadian Coast Guard College offers the opportunity to train in either Marine Navigation or Marine Engineering in its four-year Officer Training Program. The program provides Officer Cadets with a thorough understanding of ship operations and the latest in marine technology.
This year’s graduates will be posted to Canadian Coast Guard Regions across Canada:
- 12 graduates going to the Atlantic Region
- 8 graduates going to the Central Region (St. Laurent)
- 14 graduates going to the Western Region
- 6 graduates going to the Arctic Region (Great Lakes)
(Photo on Facebook from Canadian Coast Guard College)