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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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