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Marine Personnel Regulations (SOR/2007-115)

Regulations are current to 2019-08-28 and last amended on 2019-03-04. Previous Versions

PART 1Certification (continued)

Ratings

Able Seafarer

 An applicant for an Able Seafarer certificate shall meet the requirements set out in column 1 of the table to this section and the corresponding specifications set out in column 2.

TABLE

ItemColumn 1Column 2
RequirementsSpecifications
1ExperienceAt least 36 months of sea service on one or more vessels as a rating performing deck duties.
2Certificates and other documents to be provided to the examiner
  • (a) MED with respect to STCW basic safety;

  • (b) MED training with respect to proficiency in survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boats;

  • (c) steering testimonial attesting to the applicant’s ability to steer and containing the declaration and at least the information set out in Schedule 3 to this Part; and

  • (d) marine basic first aid.

3Pass examinations

The following examinations on general seamanship, after meeting the other requirements of this table:

  • (a) a written examination; and

  • (b) a practical examination.

Bridge Watch Rating

 An applicant for a Bridge Watch Rating certificate shall meet the requirements set out in column 1 of the table to this section and the corresponding specifications set out in column 2.

TABLE

ItemColumn 1Column 2
RequirementsSpecifications
1Experience

The following sea service performing bridge watchkeeping duties on one or more vessels:

  • (a) at least 6 months; or

  • (b) at least 2 months if the applicant has successfully completed an approved training program in bridge watchkeeping duties.

2Certificates and other document to be provided to the examiner
  • (a) MED with respect to STCW basic safety;

  • (b) MED training with respect to proficiency in survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boats;

  • (c) steering testimonial attesting to the applicant’s ability to steer and containing the declaration and at least the information set out in Schedule 3 to this Part; and

  • (d) marine basic first aid.

3Pass an examinationWritten examination on general seamanship, after meeting the other requirements of this table.

Engine-room Rating

 An applicant for an Engine-room Rating certificate shall meet the requirements set out in column 1 of the table to this section and the corresponding specifications set out in column 2.

TABLE

ItemColumn 1Column 2
RequirementsSpecifications
1Experience
  • (a) At least 6 months of qualifying service consisting of

    • (i) at least 3 months of sea service as an engine-room rating, and

    • (ii) any remaining time in any combination of the type of service required for a Fourth-class Engineer certificate, as set out in item 2 of the table to subsection 147(1); or

  • (b) if the applicant has obtained a training certificate in engine-room rating duties, at least 3 months of qualifying service consisting of

    • (i) at least 2 months of sea service as an engine-room rating, and

    • (ii) any remaining time in any combination of the type of service required for a Fourth-class Engineer certificate, as set out in item 2 of the table to subsection 147(1).

2Certificates to be provided to the examiner
  • (a) MED with respect to STCW basic safety;

  • (b) MED training with respect to proficiency in survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boats; and

  • (c) marine basic first aid.

3Pass an examination

One of the following examinations on the duties of an engine-room rating, after meeting the other requirements of this table:

  • (a) a written examination; or

  • (b) an oral examination.

Ship’s Cook

 An applicant for a Ship’s Cook certificate shall meet the requirements set out in column 1 of the table to this section and the corresponding specifications set out in column 2.

TABLE

ItemColumn 1Column 2
RequirementsSpecifications
1ExperienceAcquire at least 1 month of qualifying service on one or more vessels as a ship’s cook or cook’s helper.
2Certificates to be provided to the examiner
  • (a) MED with respect to STCW basic safety; and

  • (b) marine advanced first aid.

3Pass examinations
  • (a) Written examination on the duties of a ship’s cook; and

  • (b) practical examination on the duties of a ship’s cook unless the applicant provides the examiner with

    • (i) a cook certificate recognized by a province, or

    • (ii) a training certificate indicating that the applicant has successfully completed a cooking course.

Compass Adjuster

 An applicant for a Compass Adjuster certificate shall meet the requirements set out in column 1 of the table to this section and the corresponding specifications set out in column 2.

TABLE

ItemColumn 1Column 2
RequirementsSpecifications
1ExperienceWithin three years before the application date for issuance of the certificate, have completed 12 compensations or adjustments of different magnetic compasses on board more than one vessel, of which no fewer than 4 are on board steel vessels.
2Pass an examinationMagnetic compass adjustment.
 
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