Extending the Validity of Canadian Marine Personnel Certificates

Due to the ongoing situation with COVID19, Transport Canada Marine Safety and Security (TCMSS) will grant a general extension for the validity of certain marine personnel certificates. Due to the imposed community based mitigation methods, including the closure of schools and focus on social distancing, TCMSS has decided that due to the difficulty this will cause seafarers in completing their courses that the best course of action is to grant this temporary extension.

Please see the information provided by TCMSS for further details on this temporary measure.