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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

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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100% Pass Rate Achieved by Haida Gwaii Fishing Master, Fourth Class Students.

April 11, 2014

Over the winter, fishermen generally take time off after working hard during their fishing season. This year was different. 10 men from Haida Gwaii registered in Western Maritime Institute’s Fishing Master, Fourth Class Program at the Northwest Community College, Masset Campus and all 10 passed the Transport Canada exam at the end of the course. The 10 […]

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Spring Courses – Sign up Today!

March 4, 2014

Whether you operate a fishing vessel, tug boat, or whale watching boat, Western Maritime Institute has courses coming up this March and April that 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 […]

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New Accommodations on Site!

June 21, 2013

Single study cabins with ensuite washrooms. Call us for details.

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