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    Start In the $12 Billion/Year Marine Industry

    The marine industry is looking for enthusiastic mariners to join or advance in its ranks. With over 373,000 jobs in the Canadian Marine industry, you couldn’t ask for a better opportunity with excellent career possibilities.

    As mariners retire and projects like LNG Kitimat come online, demand for qualified, experienced people is increasing, creating shortages for mariners to fill these roles.

    Western Maritime Institute Graduates Work

    B.C. Ferry Services

    Seaspan Marine

    Canadian Coast Guards

    Jones Marine

    RCMP West Coast Marine Services

    Nanaimo Port Authority

    James Walkus Fishing Co.

    And many more

    Accelerate Your Career. Study at the Largest Private Marine Institute in Canada

    Western Maritime Institute has two campuses in BC (Surrey & Ladysmith) and is the largest private marine institute in Canada. You will be able to launch your career in the marine industry faster than other public institutions. WMI’s courses are designed to ensure students minimize their time in class and maximize their time at sea.

    In as little as three months, you could be at sea working as part of a ship’s crew instead of sitting in a classroom. This means you are earning more money, sooner, getting your required hours at sea sooner, and working towards the career you dream of sooner.

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    Grad Spotlight:

    Mike Van der Vlugt

    Graduated: 2013
    Course: Bridge Watch Rating
    Job: Deckhand, Canadian Coast Guard

    “About 11 days after leaving the school, I was working on a Coast Guard ship. I wanted to thank you and the school for preparing me so well for employment! The job is awesome.”