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Training Programs in Marine Transportation, IMDG and Other Courses and Seminars for the Marine Industry in Montreal, Toronto, Halifax, and Online

shipping federation of canada

Established in 1903 by an Act of Parliament, Shipping Federation of Canada (HQ in Montreal with a regional office in Vancouver) represents and promotes the interests of the owners, operators and agents of ships involved in Canada's world trade. The Federation's member companies are involved in all sectors of the shipping industry, including dry bulk, liquid bulk, container and cruise.

The Federation's key activities are to provide advocacy for the ocean shipping industry; offer operational support to its membership; disseminate information to members, governments and the general public; and provide training to members and other industry stakeholders.

The Federation's overall objective is to work towards a safe, efficient, competitive, environmentally sustainable and quality-oriented marine transportation system. An essential element of the Shipping Federation’s mandate is to ensure that members and other maritime industry stakeholders have access to quality training programs on relevant aspects of the commercial shipping industry.

Training Programs

 Certificate Program


  • Certificate in Marine Transportation: This is a university-level program composed of 5 marine courses focusing on key aspects of the commercial shipping industry and offered in partnership with Concordia University (Continuing Education). All courses are available both in-class (Montreal) and through e-learning either individually or as part of certificate program.

Other Marine Training Programs

  • Government Training Sessions: Marine industry familiarization sessions for government departments and agencies (ongoing)
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods: A one-day seminar on the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code and its applicability to commercial marine operations offered in Montreal, Toronto, and Halifax. This course helps companies meet Transport Canada’s transportation of dangerous goods training requirements.

Maritime Industry Training Courses (Ad Hoc)

  • Logistics and Containerization
  • Customs 101
  • Mariners’ Workshop
  • Canadian Ballast Water Regulations
  • Maritime Transportation in a Canadian Context
  • Marine Agency Operations

LAST UPDATED ON Apr 4, 2017

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