Transport Canada Marine Security & Safety is the regulatory authority for the Canadian marine industry. It oversees licensing, certifications, safety and training. WMI is a Transport Canada approved institute.
Over 51,000 students enroll in private training institutions in B.C. each year. This sector of the B.C. Ministry of Education is regulated by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB), which is responsible for:
- ensuring institutions meet the requirements and standards for certification,
- maintaining a Private Training Institution Directory of all certified institutions, along with formerly certified institutions, and
- providing student protection and overseeing the Student Tuition Protection Fund. Please click here for more info on PTIB.
The Education Quality Assurance (EQA) designation is available to public and private institutions in B.C. that meet or exceed quality assurance standards set by the Province of British of Columbia. There are multiple benefits to the EQA designation both for institutions and students. Please click here for more information.
Det Norske Veritas – Germanischer Lloyd ( DNV-GL) is an international and world’s largest accredited registrar and classification society. It is the world’s leading classification society and a recognized advisor for the maritime industry and the technical advisor to the oil and gas industry. DNV-GL is one of the world’s leading certification bodies, helping businesses assure the performance of their organizations, products, people, facilities and supply chains. For more information, please click here.
The Vancouver Island Economic Alliance (VIEA) is a collaborative partnership spearheading regional economic development for the Vancouver Island region. It is a registered non-government and non-profit society. Click here for more info.