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Some education and training may be required for some positions in the fishing industry. Below are some relevant courses and certifications applicable to the fishery. Not all training courses are required; however, being trained makes you more appealing to employers and allows versatility for your career.  These programs listed are available in Nova Scotia.

Marine Emergency Duties – Domestic Vessel Safety (MED DVS) https://www.nscc.ca/learning_programs/marine_training/fisheries/Course.aspx?I=013169

Fishing Master Class IV https://www.nscc.ca/learning_programs/marine_training/fisheries/Course.aspx?I=005375

Global Maritime Distress and Safety System-Restricted Operators Certificate Maritime Commercial (ROC-MC Certificate) https://www.nscc.ca/learning_programs/marine_training/fisheries/Course.aspx?I=004665

Quality Handling of Lobster https://www.nscc.ca/learning_programs/marine_training/fisheries/Course.aspx?I=013166

Simulator Electronic Navigation (SEN) Limited https://www.nscc.ca/learning_programs/marine_training/fisheries/Course.aspx?I=009965

Small Vessel Operator Proficiency https://www.nscc.ca/learning_programs/marine_training/fisheries/Course.aspx?I=009591

Diploma of Marine Engineering https://www.nscc.ca/learning_programs/programs/PlanDescr.aspx?prg=METD&pln=METECHDIP

Advanced Diploma of Marine Engineering https://www.nscc.ca/learning_programs/programs/plandescr.aspx?prg=METAD&pln=METECHADV

Diploma of Oceans Resources – Fisheries and Aquaculture https://www.nscc.ca/learning_programs/programs/PlanDescr.aspx?prg=OCFA&pln=OCRESFAQ

Food Handlers Certification https://novascotia.ca/sns/paal/nse/paal365.asp http://www.traincan.com/basicsfst/nsagriculture.html

First Aid Certification http://www.fisheriessafety.ca/2016trainingrates.pdf http://www.sja.ca/English/courses-and-training/Pages/default.aspx

Marine Basic First Aid/Marine Advanced First Aid http://www.fisheriessafety.ca/ http://www.redcross.ca/training-and-certification/course-descriptions/workplace-and-corporate-first-aid-courses/marine-basic-first-aid http://www.sja.ca/English/Courses-and-Training/Pages/Course%20Descriptions/Specialized-Industry.aspx

Occupational Health and Safety Certification https://canadasafetycouncil.org/nova-scotia-occupational-health-and-safety-committee-training#node-1683 http://www.ccohs.ca/products/courses/orientation/ http://access.nscc.ca/safety2006/accessInfo.htm

Forklift Training Certification http://www.fisheriessafety.ca/ https://canadasafetycouncil.org/training/safe-operation-forkliftlift-truck-training-course http://www.safetyservicesns.com/RegisterB.php?selection=courseid&courseid=468&categoryid https://safetycollege.ca/programs/forklift-operator

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) Certification http://www.fisheriessafety.ca/ https://canadasafetycouncil.org/training/whmis-workplace-hazardous-materials-information-system-training-course http://access.nscc.ca/safety2006/accessInfo.htm

Certificates/Diplomas/Degrees in Business, International/Global Business, Marketing https://www.nscc.ca/learning_programs/programs/programlisting.aspx?list=category&cat=C15 http://www.smu.ca/academics/sobey/academic-programs.html https://www.dal.ca/faculty/management/rsb/programs.html http://business.acadiau.ca/program_structure.html http://www.msvu.ca/en/home/programsdepartments/professionalstudies/businessadministration/default.aspx

Certificates/Diplomas/Degrees in Sciences (General and Aquaculture) http://www.dal.ca/academics/programs/undergraduate/aquaculture/program_overview.html https://www.dal.ca/academics/graduate_programs/food-science-and-technology.html http://www.smu.ca/academics/science-departments-and-programs.html http://science.acadiau.ca/science-home.html http://www.msvu.ca/en/home/programsdepartments/bachelorofscience/biology/default.aspx

Office Administration https://www.nscc.ca/learning_programs/programs/PlanDescr.aspx?prg=OFFAD&pln=OFFADMIN http://www.maritimebusinesscollege.ca/office-administration

Certificates/Diplomas/Degrees in Human Resource Management http://www.smu.ca/academics/cert-human-resource-management.html https://www.dal.ca/faculty/cce/programs/business-management/certificate-programs/human-resource-management.html https://www.nscc.ca/learning_programs/programs/PlanDescr.aspx?prg=HUMT&pln=HUMRESMAN

Additional relevant courses: https://www.nscc.ca/learning_programs/programs/PlanDescr.aspx?prg=OCFA&pln=OCRESFAQ https://www.nscc.ca/learning_programs/programs/PlanDescr.aspx?prg=RFAC&pln=REFAIRCOND https://www.dal.ca/faculty/cce/programs/quality-management.html

There are many additional courses that may assist you in your career path within the industry; check out SkillsOnlineNS at: https://www.coursepark.com/learningnetwork/courses/index/id/1371

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