Fire training students putting out fire

Our student experience

Whether it’s state-of-the-art virtual reality marine navigation and engineering simulators, real life fire and rescue training, outstanding athletic/fitness programs and facilities, or the variety of services available to students (housing, food services, library, healthcare and more), we’ve got it all going on.

Looking for the right place to build your marine career?

The Centre for Marine Training and Research (CMTR) is recognized as Central Canada’s marine centre of excellence.

As a leader in marine innovation, customized training, research and development, we pride ourselves on delivering industry-driven marine training and certifications.

We are focused on providing the highest standard of relevant training, delivered by expert instructors with extensive industry experience.

Advanced marine training facilities

With more than 16 state-of-the-art marine simulation and synthetic training systems, CMTR provides a unique experience beyond books and assignments.

A Georgian College student is working in a commercial ship simulator

A unique student experience

There’s more to student life than assignments. If you love skiing, hiking, stand-up paddle boarding or any outdoor adventure, there’s lots to do. Local restaurants serve delicious fair and art is a regular feature of the Owen Sound lifestyle. You’ll enjoy getting your education in an area many people come to for their holidays. And if the big city calls, Toronto, Canada’s largest city, is only a short ride away.

A Georgian College student sitting in class looking at viewer

A unique campus

Located in the historic port of Owen Sound, our campus is a unique balance of rural and urban life. Featuring beautiful waterways and parks, Owen Sound is part of the largest urban centre in Grey and Bruce Counties, with a vibrant downtown and all of the amenities of a larger city. Beyond the city limits, Owen Sound is positioned as the gateway to the Bruce Peninsula on the spectacular shores of Georgian Bay.

An arial view of the Georgian College campus in Owen Sound

A unique community – life in Owen Sound

Known as the Scenic City, Owen Sound features an expansive harbour and bay, winding rivers, tree-lined streets, extensive parks and trails and a thriving, historic downtown.

Arial view of the city of Owen Sound

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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