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.

MED DVS (Domestic Vessel Safety)
https://www.nscc.ca/learning_programs/marine_training/marine/Course.aspx?I=013169

Fishing Master Class IV
https://www.nscc.ca/careersatsea/programs-and-courses/courses/operations.asp

Global Maritime Distress Safety System- GOC (GMDSS-GOC)
https://www.nscc.ca/learning_programs/marine_training/marine/Course.aspx?I=004664

Quality Handling of Lobster
https://www.nsfsc.ca/contact-us/

Simulator Electronic Navigation Limited (SEN-L)
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/marine/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 Management Technology
https://www.nscc.ca/learning_programs/programs/PlanDescr.aspx?prg=MEMT&pln=MEMTECH

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

Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety
https://www.nscc.ca/learning_programs/programs/PlanDescr.aspx?prg=OHSD&pln=OHSAFETYD

Food Handlers Certification
https://novascotia.ca/sns/paal/nse/paal365.asp

First Aid Certification
https://fisheriessafety.ca/

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

Forklift Training Certification
https://www.nsfsc.ca/contact-us/
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

Certificates/Diplomas/Degrees in Business, International/Global Business, Marketing
https://www.nscc.ca/learning_programs/programs/ProgramListing.aspx?list=alpha
https://www.smu.ca/academics/sobey/welcome.html
https://www.dal.ca/faculty/management/rsb/programs.html
http://www.msvu.ca/en/home/programsdepartments/professionalstudies/businessadministration/default.aspx

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

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

Certificates/Diplomas/Degrees in Human Resource Management
http://www.smu.ca/academics/cert-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=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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