Protecting our coasts: Working together

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We are working together with Indigenous peoples, coastal communities, industry and stakeholders to protect our oceans.



Protecting Canada’s endangered whales

Building on the Oceans Protection Plan, the Government of Canada is keeping its promise to protect and support the recovery of Canada's endangered, iconic whale populations.

Discover how climate change affects shipping in the Arctic

The temperature in the Arctic has risen, on average, 3-4 °C over the past 50 years. The Arctic Climate Impact Assessment has found that this increase represented almost twice the rate of that of the rest of the world.

Join the Canadian Coast Guard

Learn about careers within Canadian Coast Guard and current job openings.

Better managing west coast marine traffic through an Interim Protocol

Introducing interim measures to effectively manage the use of anchorages outside of port boundaries along the southern coast of British Columbia.

Marine Training Program

The Marine Training Program provides federal funding to help expand traditional learning, e-learning, and blended learning programs at Canada's marine training schools.

Reconciliation Framework Agreement for Bioregional Oceans Management and Protection

On June 21, 2018, the Prime Minister and several Pacific North Coast First Nations announced the Reconciliation Framework Agreement for Bioregional Oceans Management and Protection, through which the Government of Canada and First Nations governments committed to work together to develop and manage marine initiatives on the Pacific North Coast. A twin agreement was signed by Lax Kw'alaams and Metlakatla First Nations, bringing the total number of First Nations involved in the governance structure to 14 First Nations.

Oceans Protection Plan priorities: What we heard

From October 2018 to October 2020, we asked your thoughts on Oceans Protection Plan priorities. The consultation was done online through Let’s Talk – Oceans Protection Plan.