Careers at Sea
Are you skilled at mathematics and physics? Do you like travelling and don’t shy away from responsibilities? Learn all about a career as a Navigation Officer!
As Navigation Officer, you will be responsible for coordinating on-board operations, staying alert to changes in conditions that could affect navigating, while ensuring the smooth running of operations, including loading and unloading cargo.
Safety is your number one priority and you will help the Master in the decision-making process!
Whether it’s in the Canadian Arctic, on the Atlantic Ocean, on the St. Lawrence River or on the Great Lakes, this is a highly stimulating work environment!
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Oversee the safety of the vessel, crew, passengers and cargo by ensuring excellent navigating in all weather and visibility conditions
Ship’s Navigation Officer certification and sea time
DCS in marine mechanical engineering technology at the IMQ or the equivalent in continuing professional education
$70,000 to $120,000
With a placement rate of over 90%, Navigation Officers have great opportunities ahead of them, such as aspiring for the long-distance captain's certificate. You can also advance to the rank of Navigation Officer through continuing education while accumulating experience at sea. Your career may even lead you to a teaching career at IMQ or CFMU!