Canada announces new funding for Marine Training Program

Underrepresented groups will continue to have access to marine training opportunities thanks to a nearly $30M investment from the Government of Canada’s Ocean Protection Plan. The funds will extend the Marine Training Program–which provides marine training opportunities to Indigenous Peoples, Northerners, and women–for an additional four years. It will support the delivery of marine training courses, a safe learning environment, and increased diversity and recruitment. The investment renews partnerships between the federal government and the British Columbia Institute of Technology, in collaboration with Camosun College; Nova Scotia Community College; and the Nunavut Fisheries and Marine Training Consortium. Funds will also be provided to the Western Arctic Marine Training Consortium to support marine training opportunities in the Northwest Territories.

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