Answering the Call of the Sea at the Canadian Coast Guard College

Two Coast Guard ships

Answering the Call of the Sea at the Canadian Coast Guard College

 
A Coast Guard ship on a lake surrounded by snowy mountains

Application Requirements

 

The Coast Guard ship the Griffon maneuvering through ice

Three training vessels on the water at the Coast Guard College

Thank you for your interest in the Canadian Coast Guard Officer Training Program.

Applying to the Canadian Coast Guard College differs from a typical application to a university or college because you are not only applying to a degree program, you are also applying to become an employee with the Public Service of Canada. In fact, as soon as you begin your program at the Canadian Coast Guard College, you are a federal government employee.

Once you have determined your eligibility and confirmed you have or in the process of completing the educational requirements you are ready to Apply to the College.

Determine your eligibility

The Sir Wilfrid Laurier: a high endurance multi-tasked vessel

The Canadian Coast Guard College trains some of the world’s most elite naval experts. The Canadian Coast Guard Officer Training Program being one of the most fundamental programs in the development of Marine Engineering Officers and Marine Navigation Officers for the Canadian Coast Guard.

To be eligible for the Canadian Coast Guard Officer Training Program you must:

  • Fulfill all the educational requirements in math, physics, chemistry and English/French
  • Meet a medical standard required for seagoing personnel, including vision and hearing standards
  • Be willing to take training in respiratory protection and wear a breathing apparatus which maintains a non-leaking face piece-to-skin seal
  • Have a valid Canadian Passport upon joining
  • Be able to pass a criminal record check and government security clearance at the reliability and secret levels

Verify if you meet educational requirements

Snowy scenery viewed from the bridge of a ship

In order to qualify to admission in the Canadian Coast Guard Officer Training Program, at a minimum you must have successfully complete a high school diploma by June 30 of the intake year.

Required courses must be at the pre-university level suitable for post-secondary study in Science or Engineering with a grade of 70% or higher in each of the required courses.

The course prerequisites for provinces and territories outside of Quebec are Chemistry Grade 11, Advance Math Grade 12, Physics Grade 12, and English or French Grade 12. For Quebec, the course prerequisites are Secondary V courses in Chemistry, Math, Physiques and English or French.

University or College courses may be accepted as equivalencies to the required high school courses.

The Canadian Coast Guard College reserves the right to be the final arbiter of what it will accept as an academic equivalency.

Prerequisites by province

Please note: A final grade of 70% is normally required for each of the required courses.

Course requirements effective September 2018

Course requirements by provinceChemistryPhysicsAdvance MathEnglish
Alberta, Northwest Territories and Nunavut Chemistry 20 Physics 30 Math 30-1 or 31 English 30-1
British Columbia and Yukon Chemistry 11 Physics 12 Pre-Calculus 12 English 12
Manitoba Chemistry 30S Physics 40S Pre-Calculus 12 English 40S
New Brunswick (English Sector) Chemistry 111 or 112 Physics 121 or 122 Pre-Calculus A120 & B120 or Calculus 120 English 121 or 122
New Brunswick (French Sector) Chemistry 52311 Physics 51421 or 51411 Math 30421C or 30411C French 10411 or 10421
Newfoundland and Labrador Chemistry 2202 Physics 3204 Math 3200 or 3208 English 3201
Nova Scotia Chemistry 11 Physics 12 Pre-Calculus 12 English 12
Ontario Chemistry SCH3U Physics SPH4U Math MCV4U or MHF4U English ENG4U
Prince Edward Island Chemistry 521A Physics 621A Math 621B or 611B English 621A
Quebec Chemistry 534 (051504) Physics 534 (053504) Math-Technical Science (064506) or Math, Natural Sciences (065506) English (132506)
Saskatchewan Physical Science 20 Physics 30 Pre-Calculus 30 English A30 and B30

The CCGC reserves the right to change the admission requirements.

Non-canadian education systems

Applicants who completed secondary and/or post-secondary school through an education system outside of Canada are required to meet the equivalent standards indicated in the Canadian education system. All applicants must possess the equivalent of a high school diploma and meet the 70% mark in the required courses of Chemistry 11, English or French 12, Physics 12 and Advance math 12.

The applicant must provide the Canadian Coast Guard College a list of course subjects comparable to a grade 12 level with comparable credit values and grade. This can be acquired through a ”Secondary School Comprehensive Report,” a “Secondary and Postsecondary Comprehensive Report,” an ”Educational Assessment,” or a “Comprehensive Report” from a Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials.

Home schooling

Applicants who have been home schooled will be considered individually and will be required to meet the equivalent standards to those indicated for the Canadian Education System. All applicants must possess the equivalent of a high school diploma and must demonstrate they meet all the educational requirements: meet the 70% mark in the required courses of Chemistry 11, English or French 12, Physics 12 and Advance math 12.