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Marine industry partnerships

The Centre for Marine Training and Research (CMTR) not only leads in the training of marine professionals, but also works with marine industry partners to provide research, support and services that move the industry forward. Efficiencies and savings are just some of the key benefits that can be gained by working with the CMTR’s faculty and facilities.

Innovation partner for Canada’s marine industry

The CMTR has a proud and successful history of working with marine industry partners across a number of business challenges beyond standard training.

Who we have worked with

The CMTR is committed to working with marine industry partners to solve challenges and continue to improve the trade. Clients have included:

  • Algoma Central Corporation
  • Sifto Mines
  • Port of Goderich
  • Canada Steamship Lines (CSL)
  • Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO)
  • Canadian Forces – Navy
  • Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)
  • Canadian Coast Guard
  • Great Lakes Pilotage Authority (GLPA)
  • Owen Sound Transportation Company

Services we offer

Our marine industry partners have been able to leverage world-class facilities, faculty and relationships to tackle evolving challenges. Some of the ways we can help include:

  • pilotage courses
  • pilot qualifying voyages
  • ice navigation and harsh environments
  • Navigational Skills Assessment (NSA)
  • quantitative assessment techniques
  • Human Element, Leadership and Management (HELM)
  • leadership and team building

Commitment to quality assurance and marine standards

Instructor training

Instructor training at the CMTR consists of an in-house training program that runs quarterly to educate and improve the competencies of our simulation instructors.

Procedures and methods

In order to utilize all of the capabilities of our simulation technology, we have a commitment to our investment in both IP and technology. This approach guarantees our clients the best simulation and training experience possible. Our quality management system creates oversight on all aspects of our simulation centre. This will cover everything from chart updates to exercise continuity and course co-ordination and integration.

Continuously learning from our clients and staff through feedback

Surveys are taken from our clients and instructors on a regular basis to gain information on performance and relevance of our exercises, models and areas. This information is utilized in a dynamic feedback loop to improve our systems, capabilities and deliverables.

Electronic chart folios

Electronic charts in our systems are updated on a quarterly basis to ensure they remain pertinent to real-world circumstances. Major changes can be made immediately to any area on an ad hoc basis.

System backups and redundancies

All exercises, areas, vessels and objects are backed up and removed for offsite storage on a quarterly basis. This ensures continuity and succession planning.


All networks and systems in the CMTR simulation centre follow standard industry guidelines for security. Simulators and networks are isolated from the internet. Only simulator employees with the appropriate permissions are allowed access to the system. No students are allowed to access the system at any time. USB drives are used only by CMTR employees with permission.

Contact the Centre for Marine Training and Research

For more information, contact us today!

Phone: 519.376.0840, option 6
Toll-free: 1.866.468.3225

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