The mission of the Canadian Coast Guard College (CCGC) is to enhance the safety and security of national and international maritime transportation systems and protection of the marine environment by developing, disseminating and administrating maritime training, education and research programs on behalf of the Government of Canada.
The Canadian Coast Guard College is dedicated to delivering high quality, up-to-date maritime training and services in a progressive, bilingual and client oriented facility. The College's programs emphasize both professional development and educational initiatives.
The Canadian Coast Guard College:
- employs approximately 150 people
- contributes 8 million dollars indirectly to the local economy from College residents on training
- has hosted numerous international events, including:
- Middle East Peace Talk conferences
- International Associations of Marine Aids and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA)
- International Maritime Lecturers Association Conference
- International Association of Maritime Search and Rescue Conference
- NATO Search and Rescue Conferences
- provides training and support on sites across Canada
- has a partnership and Memorandum of Understanding with Cape Breton University (CBU) for shared services
- The College's staff supported the Coast Guard's response to the Swiss Air Crash in 1998.