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Ottawa extends Marine Training Program for four years


VANCOUVER – The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, has announced a new investment of nearly $30 million, through the Oceans Protection Plan, to extend the Marine Training Program for four additional years, and to continue delivering marine training opportunities for Indigenous Peoples, Northerners, and women.

Through this investment, the Government of Canada is renewing its partnership with:

  • the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), in collaboration with Camosun College;
  • the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC); and
  • the Nunavut Fisheries and Marine Training Consortium (NFMTC).

The renewed investment will also provide funding to the Western Arctic Marine Training Consortium (WAMTC) to encourage ongoing marine training opportunities in Hay River, Northwest Territories.  

This funding will support the capacity of partner institutions to deliver marine training courses, create a safe learning environment and equitable work culture for its students, and increase diversity and recruitment—resulting in more skilled workers entering the Canadian marine industry.

(Transport Canada photo)