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Get Industry Approved Maritime 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, Canadian Coast Guard 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

CoC Renewals and MED Refresher Courses

November 13, 2015

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 of Competency and Endorsements before the December 31, 2016 expiry date and […]

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Scotiabank Yconic Scholarship

October 27, 2015

Do you need help financing your marine training and are you: A Canadian citizen, permanent resident of Canada or international student with a valid student visa (permit must be for one year or longer) 16 years old or older at the time of application A high school or CEGEP student planning to enroll in a […]

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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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Accredited Course for Fishermen and Mariners in a Campus Environment.

June 6, 2014

The 2014/2015 school year looks to be an exciting year of growth for Western Maritime Institute (WMI). In the fall and winter semesters, WMI will be rolling out several new Transport Canada accredited courses. Building on the success of the past thirteen years, the Ladysmith, B.C. based maritime college will add the Watch Keeping Mate […]

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