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Marine Trades: On Land or at Sea

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Discover marine trades on land or at sea! Read job profiles that include information about the main tasks and duties of each trade as well as educational requirements, career opportunities and average annual income.

You can also read portraits of women, people and crews working in the marine industry.

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Many of the programs of study required for these trades are only given by the Institut maritime du Québec (in French only).

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)
  • Food and Beverage Services (5793)
  • Marine Mechanics (1750)
  • Professional Cooking (5811)


  • Architectural Technology (221.A0)


  • Mechanical Engineering

Programs of study indirectly linked

Vocational training

  • Construction Equipment Mechanics (5831)
  • Contemporary Cuisine (5659)
  • Fire Safety Techniques (5822)
  • Market-Fresh Cooking (5824)
  • Northern Heavy Equipment Operations (5784)
  • Residential and Commercial Drafting (5750)
  • Stationary Engine Mechanics (5646)


  • Food Service Management (430.B0)
  • Forest Technology (190.B0)
  • Industrial Maintenance Technology (241.D0)
  • Tourism (414.A0)


  • Architecture
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering

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