About FMI Marine

FMI Marine is a Transport Canada recognized institution that provides instruction on commercial marine related courses and marine medical examinations for seafarers. FMI is based out of North Saanich (30 minutes from Victoria) on southern Vancouver Island.  We provide instruction and certification for the Capital Regional District and other parts of Vancouver Island, British Columbia and the Western provinces.

Marine Safety Training

FMI emphasizes a “hands-on” approach to learning including critical thinking scenarios, a tour of an operational marine rescue facility and specialized marine equipment. It is our belief that real-world examples coupled with a hands-on approach reinforces the learning objectives for the student, while emphasizing the reality of potential dangers at sea.

Marine Medicals

FMI can facilitate all categories of marine medical examinations. A marine medical examination is required by Transport Canada for seafarers working on a vessel in Canada. The examination ensures that the seafarer is capable of performing their work related duties at sea. The examination includes testing of hearing, vision and colour acuity and other physical requirements. Marine medical examinations must be performed by physicians designated by Transport Canada.

Upon completion of the examination a report will be sent to Transport Canada for issuance of a marine medical certificate.

Get in Touch

Questions about our marine safety and training courses? Give us a call!


Our Training Courses

FMI provides entry-level instruction and Transport Canada examination/certification for mariners in:

Our People

FMI’s staff consist of members of BC’s Marine Search and Rescue (SAR) Unit deployed through the Joint Rescue Coordination Center for marine SAR tasking on BC’s coastal waters. As such, FMI’s instructors bring their experience to the classroom and through first-hand examples of marine incidents and safety failures, illustrate to the students the importance of marine safety procedures and protocols.

Mission statement: Enhance the students ability to understand relevant marine procedures and protocols through real-life learning examples that provide context and blend concepts with real world experience.

Vision Statement: Prioritize and promote “safety first.”

Value Statement: FMI is committed to quality education and continued improvement by providing a respectful learning environment that values participation, inclusiveness, and diversity of opinion for all participants.