- Canada’s accession to the STCW Convention means that all approved marine training programs and courses must be delivered and monitored through a quality management system.
- Courses are to be provided by a “recognized institution” as defined in the Marine Personnel Regulations. Approval procedures are provided in the chapter entitled Approval of Marine Training Courses and Programs of the Quality Management Manual – Marine Personnel Standards and Pilotage, published by the Department of Transport, Marine Personnel Standards and Pilotage Directorate.
- Institutions must submit for approval their course syllabus, training manual, instructor qualifications and any other information required by the above-mentioned document, to the following address:
Marine Personnel Standards and Pilotage ( AMSP )
Transport Canada, Marine Safety
Tower C, Place de Ville,
330 Sparks Street, 11th floor
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N5