Apply to the Canadian Coast Guard Officer Training Program: Step 1. Overview

Step 1. Overview

We’ll train you to become an officer in the Canadian Coast Guard. The 45-month training period covers in-class theory at the College and practical experience at sea on Coast Guard vessels.

When you apply to the college, you’ll be applying for both a degree program and a job with the Public Service of Canada. You become an employee upon acceptance into the program and will receive benefits, including:

  • paid education
  • monthly allowances
  • textbooks and uniforms
  • accommodations and meals
  • medical and dental coverage
  • 4 weeks paid vacation leave per year (subject to operational requirements)
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