Canadian Coast Guard College

Canadian Coast Guard College

  • 85
    Acceptance Rate
  • 2
    Available Programs
  • Permit


The CCGC core training program revolves around a 4-year Officer Cadet program that prepares navigation and engineering officers for service on Canadian Coast Guard ships. These cadets receive a Bachelor of Technology (Nautical Science) that is granted in collaboration with Cape Breton University. Other training programs include a 6-month program for Marine Communications and Traffic Services Officers that specializes in radiotelephony procedures for marine safety and vessel traffic services to co-ordinate and monitor vessel movements in Canada's territorial waters. Canadian Coast Guard officers that work in the nation's Joint Rescue Coordination Centres (JRCCs) also undertake advanced training at CCGC where a mock-up of a JRCC exists for simulation and training purposes.

Entry requirements

Applicants who were educated outside of Canada are required to meet the standards indicated in the Canadian education system. You must:

  • have the equivalent of a high school diploma
  • obtain a minimum final grade of 70% in the required courses:
    • physics
    • chemistry
    • advanced math
    • English or French
  • provide a list of course subjects comparable to a Grade 12 level with equivalent credit values and grades


Student life

You're living with almost 150 cadets at one time so there's a huge social base for you to hang out with other people.