Seafarer certification



Oversees the training, examination, certification and medical fitness of all seafarers.



Services and information

How to obtain a Canadian Marine Medical Certificate

What you need to know prior to applying for a Canadian Marine Medical Certificate, the application process and relevant restrictions.

Information for Marine Medical Examiners

Information for current MMEs and qualified individuals wanting to become MMEs.


Training, examination and certification of seafarers

Standards for marine education, marine medical training, seafarer certification, registry and records.

Approved Ship Training

Mandatory training programs, ship security training, recognized training institutions and organizations, testimonial for seafarers.


Seafarer Recruitment and Placement Service (SRPS) Licensing

Requirements and process to apply for, and acquire a seafarer recruitment and placement service (SRPS) licence.

Request a Canadian Endorsement Attesting the Recognition of a Foreign Certificate Through the Reciprocal Arrangement

Requirements and process to apply for a Canadian endorsement.


Marine Occupational Health and Safety (MOHS)

Discover the rights and responsibilities for all in the workplace, and learn about health and wellness, workplace hazards and injury prevention.

Marine Pilotage

Information on the issuance, suspension and cancellation of a marine licence or certificate.


Equivalencies for Royal Canadian Navy competencies and certificates from Transport Canada

Transport Canada, the Royal Canadian Navy and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs are working on a project that will give certain naval trades credits towards a commercial marine certificate under the Marine Personnel Regulations (MPR).

Seafarer Certification Services Modernization

Project to create a new way to deliver seafarer certification services.


Direct Examination process

Assesses qualifications given to seafarers by an authority other than the Minister of Transport.