Marine Training

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Get Industry Approved Marine Training Certification, Resources & Support

If you’re looking for marine training, whether you’re just starting out or are an experienced seafarer ready to advance your career, you’ve come to the right place.

Not sure what certifications you need? We can help. At Western Maritime Institute (WMI) we’re always up-to-date on the latest regulations from Transport Canada, Industry Canada, and the provincial government. We can help you understand exactly what’s required and will provide the best information to help you make an informed decision for your future.

Courses are led by experienced marine experts in a hands-on environment. As a WMI student, you’ll receive the real world training, practical skills and industry certifications you need, in the shortest time possible.

WMI has created an environment where marine industry professionals who are serious about their training can achieve their academic goals with the minimum amount of disruption to their careers.
– Chris O’Malley, Western Canada Marine Response Corporation, WMI graduate

Industry Training Offered…

Western Marine Institute is your partner in a successful marine career and a brighter future. WMI programs are eligible for Student Aid Funding.

WMI Announcements

Spring Marine Courses

May 9, 2018

Whether you operate a fishing vessel, tug boat, or whale watching boat, Western Maritime Institute spring marine courses starting in September, 2018 will help you and your crew meet Transport Canada’s certificate requirements. Transport Canada is enforcing certificate requirements on vessels now. Fishing Master, Fourth Class  For individuals with 12 months sea-service experiences as a master, mate […]

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Coming Soon – Marine Engineering Programs and Bridge Simulator

March 9, 2016

  If you haven’t been at the Ladysmith campus in the past few months, then you haven’t seen the transformation that’s taking place in the WMI gym, future home of WMI’s Transas Bridge Simulator and Marine Engineering programs. Once installed, the new Bridge Simulator will allow our Watchkeeping Mate and 500 Tons Master students to […]

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MEDs Refresher Training Courses

November 20, 2015

For those who have been wondering about MEDs refresher training courses, this week, Transport Canada released a new Ship Safety Bulletin regarding steps to be taken by seafarers and vessel owners to ensure the requirements of the 2010 STCW Manila Amendments are met before January 1, 2017. The Bulletin covers the process of renewing Certificates […]

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A career at sea looks like… – YouTube

June 19, 2015

Check out this fun cartoon by the International Maritime Organization celebrating #careeratsea. Call us today to get started on your seafaring career.

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2014/2015 Off to a Great Start!

October 27, 2014

It’s been a busy and fun fall semester on our campus! We’re well into the 150 Tons Mate and Master, Watchkeeping Mate, and Bridge Watch Rating programs. We’ve also welcomed a host of Marine Emergency Duties, Marine First Aid, and radio operator students over the last 8 weeks of classes. Here are a few pictures […]

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