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Merchant Marine Training, Maritime Apprenticeships & Training, Boating & Sailing and Logistics & Supply Chain Education in Nova Scotia, Canada

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Located on the eastern seaboard of North America, Nova Scotia is one of the three Maritime provinces and one of the four Atlantic provinces. With a population of over 9.5 million, Nova Scotia is the most populous of Canada's four Atlantic provinces and comprises the peninsula of Nova Scotia, Cape Breton Island, and over 3800 coastal islands.

The province bounded by New Brunswick on the west and the Gulf of St. Lawrence, the Northumberland and Cabot straits to the north and the island of Newfoundland to the northeast. Nova Scotia is Canada's second-smallest province and as a Maritime province, its life is closely tied to the maritime life of fishing, shipbuilding, and transatlantic shipping.


Halifax is the provincial capital of Nova Scotia and the largest port in the province, the Port of Halifax, comprises various port facilities in Halifax Harbor and strategically located as North America's first inbound and last outbound gateway. Halifax Harbor, with a depth of 18 meters at low tide, is one of the world's deepest and largest natural harbors. The port handles breakbulk, bulk, roll-on/roll-off, containerized and project cargoes. The Halifax seaport is also a popular port of call for cruise ships from around the world.

The Port of Yarmouth is another port located on the Southwestern tip of Nova Scotia and is the first secure port of destination from the US Eastern Seaboard and one of the four ports of entry to Nova Scotia for international vessels. The Port of Yarmouth is a major hub of the fishing industry.

The Port of Sydney is a medium-sized port and is Canada's ocean gateway to the Cape Breton Island. oil/chemical tankers, self-discharging bulk carriers and tugs are some of the vessels regularly calling at the port.

For marine leisure activities, Nova Scotia in home to a large number of marinas and yacht clubs located in Northumberland Strait, Eastern Shore, Halifax-Dartmouth Area, St Margaret’s Bay-Liverpool and Shelburne-Digby.

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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.

Marine Navigation, Engineering & Logistics (College Level)

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CANADIAN COAST GUARD COLLEGE (CCGC) AT WESTMOUNT, NOVA SCOTIA - Marine Navigation, Marine Engineering, Marine Maintenance and Equipment Training & Education. The Canadian Coast Guard College (CCGC) is a national maritime training facility located on Canada's East Coast, on scenic Cape Breton Island. It provides training and services in both official languages.

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CAPE BRETON UNIVERSITY (CBU) AT SYDNEY, NOVA SCOTIA - Canadian Coast Guard Officer Training Program with CCGC and Supply Chain Management Education in Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia - Established in 1951 and located at Sydney Nova Scotia in Canada, Cape Breton University (CBU) is the only post-secondary degree-granting institution on Cape Breton Island. CBS is home to over 3500 full-time and part-time students.

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EASTERN COLLEGE, HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA - Supply Chain & Logistics Diploma Programs with Internship in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia Campuses, Canada and Online - Established over 30 years ago and campuses in four locations across New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, Eastern College is a diploma-granting college focused on providing you with practical hands-on training and is one of the largest career colleges in Atlantic Canada.

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DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY AT HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA - Supply Chain Management & Logistics and Marine Management Education - Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Dalhousie is a leading, research-intensive Canadian university offering more than 180 degree programs in 11 diverse faculties.

Marine, Technical, Nautical (Professional Training)

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NSCC NAUTICAL INSTITUTE AT PORT HAWKESBURY, NOVA SCOTIA - Marine Engineering, Marine Navigation and Nautical Training programs at the Nova Scotia Community College - The NSCC includes nationally recognized specialized institutes. The Nautical Institute is a state-of-the-art technical school located at Port Hawkesbury on the coast of Cape Breton Island.

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NOVA SCOTIA BOATBUILDERS ASSOCIATION (NSBA) AT HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA - Boat Builder and Marine Service Technician Apprenticeship Programs & Composites Fabrication Training by NSBA - The Nova Scotia Boatbuilders Association (NSBA) was established in 1998 by a small group of leading boatbuilders who shared a common vision of growing and diversifying this maritime industry beyond its original domestic fishing boat market.

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SURVIVAL SYSTEMS TRAINING (SSTL) AT DARTMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA - STCW and Transport Canada Approved Training, and Canadian & International Offshore Training in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada - Established in 1996, Survival Systems Training Limited (SSTL) provides safety and survival training courses for the marine and offshore industries in Dartmouth, Canada. SSTL delivers training on-site at its Dartmouth center, or as a satellite delivery project at the client’s premises.

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CIBS MARINE TRAINING, HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA - Transport Canada and Marshall Islands Approved Courses STCW Training Programs & ISM, ISPC and MLC Courses in Montreal, Quebec, Halifax, Toronto, Ottawa, and Vancouver - Located at Orleans, Ontario in Canada, CIBS Marine (Canadian International Bureau of Shipping - CIBS Group), is a Canadian incorporation established in Canada.

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RELYONNUTEC, DARTMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA - 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.

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INTERNATIONAL NAVIGATION SCHOOL - Celestial Navigation & Coastal Navigation Courses & Transport Canada, Marine Safety Certification Programs - Established in 1976 and located at Royston BC, International Navigation School has been providing distance-learning navigation and safety courses for professional mariners as well as onshore and offshore courses for non-professionals.

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.

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SAILING LESSONS IN NOVA SCOTIA - Top Certified Sailing Schools in Marriots Cove, Lunenburg, St. Peter's, Bedford, and Halifax in Nova Scotia, Canada