by Stella Shepard
The Canadian Coast Guard College (CCGC) in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia trains students to become Marine Engineering Officers or Marine Navigation Officers
The four-year officer training program offers paid education with a monthly allowance, and students receive accommodations, meals, textbooks, uniforms, a medical, dental and pension plan, and up to four weeks paid vacation leave every year.
The Canadian Coast Guard College offers the following training programs:
Officer Training Program
The Officer Training Program is a four-year program that develops Officer Cadets to become Marine Engineering or Marine Navigation Officers for the Coast Guard Fleet. This program has a combination of in-class learning, simulation and practical hands-on training at the College and at sea. You become a federal government employee when you join the program in which you will obtain several benefits. The program is fully funded; therefore, there is no cost to you for training, textbooks, uniforms, and travel for training purposes.
To apply to the Canadian Coast Guard Officer Training Program, all applicants must have a high school diploma and must have completed the following grade 11 and 12 university preparatory courses with a final grade of 70 percent in each of the following required courses:
CHEMISTRY – GRADE 11**
PHYSICS – GRADE 12
ADVANCED MATH –
ENGLISH OR FRENCH –
** Please note Chemistry 11 is only required for the Marine Engineering Program.
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- by Speaking to a recruiter
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- The opening of the application process
- Virtual Open House
- Other recruitment events near you