Preparation guide: Applying to the Canadian Coast Guard College
Perks of the Canadian Coast Guard College
The college's officer training program provides the following benefits:
- classroom and practical training (at the college, at sea and online)
- textbooks and uniforms
- monthly allowance
- medical and dental plan coverage
- a Bachelor of Technology degree in nautical sciences (partnered with Cape Breton University)
- a diploma from the Canadian Coast Guard College
- commercial certification
- employment in the Canadian Coast Guard
Applying to college versus other institutions
Applying to the Canadian Coast Guard College has more requirements than other post-secondary institutions. This is because you are applying for a job with the federal government, as well as a study program.
The college recruits and develops candidates to become Canadian coast guard officers. Candidates are initially recruited as officer cadets at the SO-MAO00 level. They progress to SO-MAO-02 level upon graduating from the 4-year training program.
The selection process includes many stages that you must succeed in before entering the program.
The officer training program is an exciting opportunity to serve your country, while making a real difference on Canada's waters. The ultimate goal of the program is to train individuals to become highly-motivated and competent ship's officers who will serve at sea in the Canadian Coast Guard fleet.
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