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Merchant Marine Training, and Other Maritime Training Programs in Newfoundland and Labrador (NL), Canada

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Located at the easternmost side of Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) comprises of the island of Newfoundland and Labrador in the mainland. Newfoundland is separated from Labrador by the Strait of Belle Isle and from Nova Scotia by Cabot Strait. With a population of little over half a million, Newfoundland and Labrador, majority of the population lives on the island of Newfoundland.

Labrador is bordered to the north and east by the Labrador Sea and to the south and west by the province of Quebec. The largest city of NL and its capital, St. John's is Canada's 20th-largest census metropolitan area.


The Port of St John, Newfoundland and Labrador’s primary and most advanced container terminal is a mid-sized port located in St. John and with vessels ranging from Fishing, Offshore Supply, Trawlers Research/Survey call on the port regularly. The port is in close proximity to the fishing grounds and offshore and has shipping, ship repairs and ship stores facilities for the industry.

With 17000 km (10000 miles) of coastline and more than 8000 small islands the opportunities for boating are available from June to September season. Marinas in Newfoundland and Labrador include - Holyrood Marina Lewisporte Marina and South Coast Marina.

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Online Maritime Training

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VIRTUAL MARITIME ACADEMY ONLINE - Transport Canada Approved Maritime Security, Safety Management, Leadership & Managerial and Internal Auditor Courses Under ISPS, ISM and STCW Online - Established in 2019 and located in Quebec, Canada, Virtual Maritime Academy (VMA) provides Transport Canada approved and STCW compliant maritime training programs completely online.

Online Career Oriented Int'l Trade Programs

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INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACADEMY (ICC ACADEMY) - International Trade and Trade Finance Certifications and Professional Designation from ICC Academy - ICC Academy offers a wide range of specialized e-learning courses and online certifications for trade professionals worldwide.

Transport Canada Marine

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TRANSPORT CANADA SEAFARER CERTIFICATIONS - A Guide to Transport Canada Marine Safety (TCMS) Canadian Seafarer Certification and Licence Requirements - Transport Canada develops and enforces regulations related to training, testing and certifying marine personnel, including seafarers, ship security officers and pleasure craft operators, to ensure the safe operation of all marine vessels in Canada.

Maritime, & Nautical (College / Professional)

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MARINE INSTITUTE OF MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY OF NEWFOUNDLAND AT ST JOHN, NEWFOUNDLAND - Marine Engineering, Marine Navigation, Naval Architecture, Marine Technician and Maritime Management Education And Training At The Marine Institute - The Marine Institute, located in St. John, is one of the world’s most respected centers for marine education and applied research. Specialized programs and individualized learning are a strong basis for a professional education in the global oceans sector.

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RELYONNUTEC, MOUNT PEARL - Approved Training Programs in Maritime, Offshore & Technical Training in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland - With training facilities in 20 countries on 6 continents, RelyOn Nutec (formerly Falck Safety Services) operates in four major sectors - Oil & Gas, Maritime, Industrial and Military.

Boating & Sailing

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NAUTICED INTERNATIONAL SAILING SCHOOL - Online Sailing Certification and Endorsement Programs Worldwide by NauticEd International Sailing School - NauticEd is an eLearning and sailing resume company. NauticEd helps beginner to advanced sailors get educated and build their sailing resume through highly interactive multimedia courses, a cloud based electronic logbook and access to over 500 sailing schools worldwide.

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BOATEREXAM CANADA - Transport Canada (TC) Approved Boating Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) Course and Exam Online - Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, BOATERexam.com® is a leading provider of safe boater education and certification across the United States and Canada.