The Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials

Directory of Occupational Profiles

1 Confirm your occupation

Water transport deck and engine room crew (7532)

Description

Workers in this unit group stand watch, operate and maintain deck equipment, perform other deck and bridge duties, assist ship engineer officers to operate, maintain and repair engines, machinery and auxiliary equipment aboard ships or self-propelled vessels. They are employed by marine transportation companies and federal government departments.
Skill Level C
Skill Type 7

Other titles

  • able seaman - except armed forces
  • able seaman/woman - except armed forces
  • able seawoman - except armed forces
  • able-bodied seaman
  • able-bodied seaman/woman
  • able-bodied seawoman
  • barge deckhand
  • boatswain
  • boatswain - water transport
  • boiler tender - ships
  • deckhand
  • deckhand - ships
  • deckhand, dredge
  • dredge deckhand
  • engine and boiler room crew member - ships
  • engine room crew member - ship
  • engine room crew member, ship
  • engine room greaser - marine
  • engine room greaser - water transport
  • engine room mechanical assistant - ships
  • engine room mechanical assistant, ship
  • ferryboat deckhand
  • greaser, engine room
  • greaser, engine room - marine
  • helmsman - water transport
  • helmsman/woman - water transport
  • helmswoman - water transport
  • log boom tugboat deckhand
  • marine engine oiler
  • marine engineering mechanic
  • marine engineering technician
  • marine oiler
  • mechanical assistant - water transport
  • mechanical assistant, engine room - ships
  • mechanical assistant, ship's engine room
  • oiler, marine
  • ordinary seaman - except armed forces
  • ordinary seaman/woman - except armed forces
  • ordinary seawoman - except armed forces
  • pump seaman
  • pump seaman/woman
  • pump seawoman
  • pumpman - ships
  • pumpman/woman - ships
  • pumpwoman - ships
  • quartermaster
  • seaman
  • seaman/woman
  • seawoman
  • ship boiler tender
  • ship engine room greaser
  • ship engine room mechanical assistant
  • ship stoker
  • ship tunnelman
  • ship tunnelman/woman
  • ship tunnelwoman
  • ship watchman
  • ship watchman/woman
  • ship watchwoman
  • ship's carpenter
  • stoker - ships
  • tanker pumper - ship
  • tugboat deckhand
  • tunnel operator, ship
  • tunnelman, ship
  • tunnelman/woman, ship
  • tunnelwoman, ship
  • watchman, ship
  • watchman/woman, ship
  • watchwoman, ship
  • wheelsman
  • wheelsman/woman
  • wheelswoman

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2 Confirm the occupational regulations

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Regulations and laws

Regulations and laws governing specific occupations are fixed by provincial and territorial governments around specific occupations.


If a trade is regulated in the province or territory you wish to settle in, contact the regulatory authority and/or apprenticeship office in that province or territory. When a trade is regulated, it means that you are required to be registered with a provincial or territorial regulatory authority to be authorized to practise that trade in that province or territory.


Regulated Non-regulated
Mandatory certification, licence, or registration Voluntary certification, licence, or registration No certification, licence, or registration exists
Exclusive right to practise Reserved title Available None
Alberta
British Columbia
Manitoba
New Brunswick
Newfoundland and Labrador
Nova Scotia
Northwest Territories
Nunavut
Ontario
Prince Edward Island
Quebec
Saskatchewan
Yukon

Definition

Regulated occupation

An occupation controlled by provincial and territorial (and sometimes federal) law, and governed by a regulatory body. About 20 per cent of jobs are in regulated occupations. These include regulated professions (e.g., nursing) and skilled trades (e.g., plumbing).

The law requires you to obtain a certificate, licence, or registration to use the reserved title for the occupation or obtain the exclusive right to practise the occupation. These regulations are intended to protect the health and safety of Canadians by ensuring that professionals meet the required standards of practice and competency.

There are two types of regulation:

  • Exclusive right to practise: A profession whose members are the only ones who can engage in the profession’s activities and use the title allowed them by law. The law defines, among other things, the professional activities strictly reserved for the members of each regulatory body.
  • Reserved title: A profession where only members of a regulatory body can make use of specific titles and abbreviations allowed them by law. Individuals who are not members of that regulatory body may practise the occupation, but they may not use any of these titles or allow others to believe (by using a similar title or abbreviation) they are members of a regulatory body.
Non-regulated occupation:  

A profession or trade for which there is no legal requirement or restriction on practice with regard to licences, certificates, or registration.

  • Voluntary certification, licence, or registration: The province or territory in which voluntary certification, licensing, or registration is available but not required by law..
  • • No certification, licence, or registration exists

3 Learn about credential assessment and recognition

It is strongly recommended that you gather all supporting documents and arrange for them to be sent while you are still in the country in which they were issued. It is very important to submit documents for assessment following the specific process required by the provincial/territorial regulatory authority and/or apprenticeship offices (see list below). This will greatly facilitate the assessment and recognition process.

Use the tabs below to find information on credential assessment and any mobility agreements in place.

Occupational assessment

Provincial/territorial regulatory authorities and/or apprenticeship offices are responsible for:
  • the assessment of your qualifications; and
  • issuing a Certificate of Qualification.
This will only be possible in cases where certification, licensing, or registration is either:
  • compulsory; or
  • voluntary.

Note that provincial and territorial authorities are generally not set up to issue certificates of qualification to individuals outside Canada. You may find relevant information before your arrival in Canada, but the process might require you to be physically present in order to complete it.


Provincial/territorial regulatory authorities and/or apprenticeship offices


ALBERTA APPRENTICESHIP AND INDUSTRY TRAINING

tradesecrets.alberta.ca
Telephone: (+1) 780-427-8517
10th Floor, Commerce Place, 10155-102 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4LS Canada

INDUSTRY TRAINING AUTHORITY

www.itabc.ca
customerservice@itabc.ca
Telephone: (+1) 778-328-8700
Fax: (+1) 778-328-8701
8100 Granville Avenue, 8th Floor, Richmond, British Columbia V6Y 3T6

APPRENTICESHIP MANITOBA

http://www.gov.mb.ca/wd/apprenticeship/
apprenticeship@gov.mb.ca
Telephone: (+1) 204-945-3337
Fax: (+1) 204-948-2346
100-111 Lombard Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0T4 Canada

APPRENTICESHIP AND OCCUPATIONAL CERTIFICATION BRANCH

www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/post-secondary_education_training_and_labour/Skills/content/ApprenticeshipAndTrades.html
aoc-acp@gnb.ca
Telephone: (+1) 506-453-2260
Fax: (+1) 506-453-5317
470 York Street, Room 100, P.O. Box 6000, Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 5H1 Canada

APPRENTICESHIP AND TRADE CERTIFICATION DIVISION

www.aes.gov.nl.ca/app/index.html
app@gov.nl.ca
Telephone: (+1) 709-729-2729
Fax: (+1) 709-729-5878
1170 Topsail Road, P.O. Box 8700, Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador A1B 4J6 Canada

NOVA SCOTIA APPRENTICESHIP AGENCY

nsapprenticeship.ca
apprenticeship@gov.ns.ca
Telephone: (+1) 902-424-5651
Fax: (+1) 902-424-0717
2021 Brunswick Street, P.O. Box 578, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2S9

APPRENTICESHIP AND OCCUPATIONAL CERTIFICATION OFFICE

http://www.ece.gov.nt.ca/advanced-education/apprenticeship-trades-occupation-certification
certification@gov.nt.ca
Telephone: (+1) 867-873-7357
Fax: (+1) 867-873-0200
P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2L9

NUNAVUT APPRENTICESHIP, TRADE AND OCCUPATIONS CERTIFICATION BOARD

www.gov.nu.ca
zmunkacsy@gov.nu.ca
Telephone: (+1) 867-975-5658
Fax: (+1) 867-975-5605
PO Box 1000, Station 910, Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0 Canada

ONTARIO COLLEGE OF TRADES

www.collegeoftrades.ca/
info@collegeoftrades.ca
Telephone: (+1) 647-847-3000
Fax: (+1) 866-398-0368
600 - 655 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2K4 Canada

APPRENTICESHIP, TRAINING, AND CERTIFICATION

www.gov.pe.ca/ial/index.php3?number=1027715
rjmacinnis@edu.pe.ca
Telephone: (+1) 902-368-4460
Fax: (+1) 902-368-6144
90 University Avenue, Atlantic Technology Centre, Suite 212, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 7N8 Canada

MINISTÈRE DE L'EMPLOI ET DE LA SOLIDARITÉ SOCIALE DU QUÉBEC, EMPLOI-QUÉBEC

emploiquebec.gouv.qc.ca
Telephone: (+1) 514-873-4000
800, Tour de la Place Victoria, 27e étage, C.P. 100, Montréal, Quebec H4Z 1B7 Canada

SASKATCHEWAN APPRENTICESHIP AND TRADE CERTIFICATION COMMISSION

www.saskapprenticeship.ca
apprenticeship@gov.sk.ca
Telephone: (+1) 306-787-2444
Fax: (+1) 306-787-5105
2140 Hamilton Street, Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 2E3 Canada

APPRENTICESHIP AND TRADESPERSON QUALIFICATIONS

www.education.gov.yk.ca/certification.html
apprenticeship@gov.yk.ca
Telephone: (+1) 867-667-5298
Fax: (+1) 867-667-8555
Box 2703, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6 Canada

Immigration

Immigration to Canada

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is the department responsible for immigration to Canada.

For more detailed information on IRCC's requirements for immigration programs, visit their Web site.

Immigration to Quebec (Canada)

Under the Canada-Québec Accord on immigration, Quebec establishes its own immigration requirements and selects immigrants who will adapt to living in Quebec.

To obtain more information on Quebec's immigration programs and eligibility criteria, please consult the Web site of the ministère de l'Immigration, de la Diversité et de l'Inclusion du Québec (MIDI).

Additional information

Before undertaking an academic credential assessment for general purposes, it is extremely important to verify that the regulatory authority, or employer requires and will accept an assessment report issued by one of the six members of the Alliance of Credential Evaluation Services of Canada (ACESC).

If so, contact one of the academic credential assessment services below to obtain detailed information on:
  • application forms;
  • how to submit your international academic credentials for assessment;
  • timelines and fees for obtaining an academic credential assessment report.

An academic credential assessment for general purposes can take between several weeks to several months to obtain. It is strongly recommended that you begin this process prior to your arrival in Canada.

Although assessment services offer expert advice on how qualifications obtained outside Canada compare with those obtained in Canada, their assessments are advisory only. In Canada, they do not guarantee recognition of your qualifications for:
  • admission at an educational institution;
  • certification, licensing, or registration in an occupation; and/or
  • general employment.

All six members of the Alliance adhere to the Pan-Canadian Quality Assurance Framework for the Assessment of International Academic Credentials, and their assessments are used by many organizations. For more information on the Alliance, please visit its Web site, or use the information below to connect directly with its members.

Alberta

International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS)
9th floor, 9942 108 Street Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2J5 Canada
Telephone : (+1) 780-427-2655
Fax : (+1) 780-422-9734

British Columbia

International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES)
3700 Willingdon Avenue Burnaby, British Columbia V5G 3H2 Canada
icesinfo@bcit.ca
Telephone : (+1) 604-432-8800
Fax : (+1) 604-435-7033

Northwest Territories

International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS)
9th floor, 9942 108 Street Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2J5 Canada
Telephone : (+1) 780-427-2655
Fax : (+1) 780-422-9734

Ontario

World Education Services - Canada (WES)
1400 - 2 Carlton Street Toronto, Ontario M5B 1J3 Canada
contactca@wes.org
Telephone : (+1) 416-972-0070
Fax : (+1) 416-972-9004
Comparative Education Service (CES)
162 St. George Street, University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies Toronto, Ontario M5S 2V8 Canada
ces.info@utoronto.ca
Telephone : (+1) 416-978-0393
Fax : (+1) 416-978-2185
International Credential Assessment Service of Canada (ICAS)
102 - 100 Stone Road West Guelph, Ontario N1G 5L3 Canada
info@icascanada.ca
Telephone : (+1) 519-763-7282
Fax : (+1) 519-763-6964

Quebec

Ministère de l'Immigration, de la Francisation et Intégration du Québec (MIFI)
Direction de l'enregistrement et de l'évaluation comparative (DEÉC), 285 rue Notre-Dame Ouest, 4e étage Montréal, Quebec H2Y 1T8 Canada
Telephone : (+1) 514-864-9191

Saskatchewan

International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS)
9th floor, 9942 108 Street Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2J5 Canada
Telephone : (+1) 780-427-2655
Fax : (+1) 780-422-9734

Mobility

International mobility

Find out more about international mobility and MRAs.

Financial assistance

Internationally trained professionals may have access to financial assistance to complete the assessment process that will allow them to work in their intended occupations. These micro-loan programs are offered to citizens or permanent residents of Canada who were trained outside Canada and do not have sufficient credit history to borrow from a Canadian financial institution.

To learn about participating provinces and territories, and determine your eligibility, use the information below to find an organization close to you offering micro loans.

Windmill Microlending
Suite 709, 7015 Macleod Trail SW
Calgary Alberta
T2H 2K6 Canada

Suite 2020 (Scotia Place Tower 1) 10060 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton Alberta
T5J 3R8 Canada

Suite 305, 701 Broadway Avenue
Saskatoon Saskatchewan
S7N 1B3 Canada

601 – 1240 Bay Street
Toronto Ontario
M5R 2A7 Canada

Suite 709, 7015 Macleod Trail SW
Calgary Alberta
T2H 2K6 Canada

Suite 2020 (Scotia Place Tower 1) 10060 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton Alberta
T5J 3R8 Canada

Suite 305, 701 Broadway Avenue
Saskatoon Saskatchewan
S7N 1B3 Canada

601 – 1240 Bay Street
Toronto Ontario
M5R 2A7 Canada

Suite 709, 7015 Macleod Trail SW
Calgary Alberta
T2H 2K6 Canada

Suite 2020 (Scotia Place Tower 1) 10060 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton Alberta
T5J 3R8 Canada

Suite 305, 701 Broadway Avenue
Saskatoon Saskatchewan
S7N 1B3 Canada

601 – 1240 Bay Street
Toronto Ontario
M5R 2A7 Canada

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. - Foreign Credential Recognition (FCR) Loan Project
238 - 8131 Westminster Hwy
Richmond British Columbia
V6X 1A7 Canada

SEED Winnipeg Inc. - Recognition Counts! Micro Loans for Skilled Immigrants
80 Salter Street
Winnipeg Manitoba
R2W 4J6 Canada

Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS)
2120 - 6960 Mumford Road
Halifax Nova Scotia
B3L 4P1 Canada

WIL Employment Connections - Internationally Trained Workers
141 Dundas Street, 4th Floor
London Ontario
N6A 1G3 Canada

Canada Microcredit Educators Group - Foreign Credential Recognition (FCR) Pilot Project
420 University Ave, Suite 200, P.O. Box 1551
Charlottetown Prince Edward Island
C1A 7Z5 Canada

Association Communautaire d'Emprunt de Montréal - Loans For Foreign Credential Recognition
319 - 3680 rue Jeanne Mance
Montreal Quebec
H2X 2K5 Canada

Alberta

Windmill Microlending
Suite 709, 7015 Macleod Trail SW
Calgary Alberta
T2H 2K6 Canada

Suite 2020 (Scotia Place Tower 1) 10060 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton Alberta
T5J 3R8 Canada

Suite 305, 701 Broadway Avenue
Saskatoon Saskatchewan
S7N 1B3 Canada

601 – 1240 Bay Street
Toronto Ontario
M5R 2A7 Canada

British Columbia

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. - Foreign Credential Recognition (FCR) Loan Project
238 - 8131 Westminster Hwy
Richmond British Columbia
V6X 1A7 Canada

Manitoba

SEED Winnipeg Inc. - Recognition Counts! Micro Loans for Skilled Immigrants
80 Salter Street
Winnipeg Manitoba
R2W 4J6 Canada

New Brunswick

Multicultural Association of Fredericton
28 Saunders Street
Fredericton New Brunswick
E3B 1N1 Canada

Multicultural Association of the Greater Moncton Area
22 Church St, Suite C170
Moncton New Brunswick
E1C 0P7 Canada

YMCA of Greater Saint John
191 Churchill Blvd.
Saint John New Brunswick
E2K 3E2 Canada

Newfoundland and Labrador

AXIS Career Services, Association for New Canadians
A/S Association for New Canadians, 10 Smithville Crescent, P.O.Box 2031, Stn. C
St. John's Newfoundland and Labrador
A1C 5R6 Canada

Nova Scotia

Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS)
2120 - 6960 Mumford Road
Halifax Nova Scotia
B3L 4P1 Canada

Ontario

Windmill Microlending
Suite 709, 7015 Macleod Trail SW
Calgary Alberta
T2H 2K6 Canada

Suite 2020 (Scotia Place Tower 1) 10060 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton Alberta
T5J 3R8 Canada

Suite 305, 701 Broadway Avenue
Saskatoon Saskatchewan
S7N 1B3 Canada

601 – 1240 Bay Street
Toronto Ontario
M5R 2A7 Canada

WIL Employment Connections - Internationally Trained Workers
141 Dundas Street, 4th Floor
London Ontario
N6A 1G3 Canada

Ottawa Community Loan Fund (OCLF)
80 Aberdeen Street
Ottawa Ontario
K1S 5R5 Canada

Prince Edward Island

Canada Microcredit Educators Group - Foreign Credential Recognition (FCR) Pilot Project
420 University Ave, Suite 200, P.O. Box 1551
Charlottetown Prince Edward Island
C1A 7Z5 Canada

Quebec

Association Communautaire d'Emprunt de Montréal - Loans For Foreign Credential Recognition
319 - 3680 rue Jeanne Mance
Montreal Quebec
H2X 2K5 Canada

Saskatchewan

Windmill Microlending
Suite 709, 7015 Macleod Trail SW
Calgary Alberta
T2H 2K6 Canada

Suite 2020 (Scotia Place Tower 1) 10060 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton Alberta
T5J 3R8 Canada

Suite 305, 701 Broadway Avenue
Saskatoon Saskatchewan
S7N 1B3 Canada

601 – 1240 Bay Street
Toronto Ontario
M5R 2A7 Canada