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Canadian Coast Guard Careers

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General Career Exploration Tools | Added on December 12, 2017

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Are you interested in working for the Canadian Coastguard? Find out about seagoing careers and shore-based careers as well as the Officer Training Program. Each career profile provides a description of the job, including responsibilities, the qualities and interests that are essential for this job, career opportunities and required training.

You can also watch video interviews with various people who have careers within the Canadian Coastguard.

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Note that many of these careers require training at the Canadian Coast Guard College in Sydney, Nova Scotia.

Please note that the programs of study listed below were drawn from websites providing vocational and educational information in the province of Québec (including educational institutions). For more detailed information, please visit these websites directly.

Programs of study directly linked

Vocational training

  • Electricity (5795)
  • Marine Mechanics (1750)
  • Professional Cooking (5811)


  • Computerized Engineering Technology (243.A0)
  • Electronics and Information Technology (243.B0)
  • Electronics Engineering Technology (243.B0)
  • Electronics Engineering Technology (Computers and Networks) (243.B0)
  • Electronics Engineering Technology (Telecommunications) (243.B0)
  • Engineering Technologies (Energy Management) (244.A0)
  • Engineering Technologies (Photonics) (244.A0)
  • Industrial Electronics (243.C0)


  • Administration
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication Studies
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Water Environments and Ecosystems

Programs of study indirectly linked

Vocational training

  • Contemporary Cuisine (5659)
  • Food and Beverage Services (5793)
  • Hotel Reception (5783)
  • Market-Fresh Cooking (5824)


  • Food Service Management (430.B0)
  • Hotel and Restaurant Management (430.A0)
  • Hotel Management (430.A0)


  • Architecture
  • Business Administration
  • Computer Engineering
  • Environment
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies

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