Table 1 - Training of Seafarers

Activities and Outputs - (TC Controls)

Certification & Training of Seafarers
Marine Safety communicates to seafarers the need for updating qualifications to meet national and international requirements; develops syllabi for seafarer training to be delivered by approved marine institutes; conducts examinations of seafarers; and issues appropriate seafarer certificates.

Behavioural Changes - (TC directly influences)

Vessel operators are to employ properly qualified personnel on their ships.

Canadian seafarers should be aware of and comply with the regulatory requirements specific to their occupations i.e. fishing masters, oil tanker personnel, etc.


  • number of approved seafarer training courses
  • number of students at marine training institutes
  • number of examinations conducted by Marine Safety
  • number of seafarer certificates issued by Marine Safety
  • number of foreign seafarer certificates converted to Canadian equivalents

Data Sources

  • Marine Safety list of approved courses
  • Enrollment statistics from training institutes
  • Statistics from Marine Safety examination centres
  • Database of certificates issued by Marine Safety

Ultimate Outcomes - (TC indirectly influences)

  • Adoption by the industry of personnel training programs that meet and preferably exceed regulatory requirements.
  • Reduction in number of casualties and/or incidents traced to unqualified seafarers as a contributing factor.