Marine Studies in Vancouver Canada
BCIT is the primary provider of accredited professional training for the maritime industry in Western Canada. We offer a wide range of courses and programs in navigation, marine engineering, seamanship, and maritime safety and security.
NOTE: All mid-term and final examinations are required to be held at the Marine campus.
In order to receive a Transport Canada Training Certificate, students must provide proof of successful completion of prerequisites to the instructor on the first day of your course.
Note: Due to COVID-19 the ability to obtain a Transport Canada (TC) medical may be difficult. BCIT will accept application without a TC Seafarers medical and if found competitive for the program you may be made a conditional offer. Once a TC Medical is obtained (fit-Deck or Engine Service) after application and you have been made a conditional offer for acceptance you will receive full acceptance.
A full listing of Transport Canada Approved Physicians is available through Transport Canada.
Canadian Maritime Document (CMD)
You must have a Candidate Document Number (CDN) in order to get a Canadian Maritime Document (CMD) or other Transportation Canada Marine Safety (TCMS) document.
Download Transport Canada Ship Safety Bulletin [PDF] for more info.