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Canadian Coast Guard

The Canadian Coast Guard is a special operating agency within Fisheries and Oceans Canada. We work to ensure the safety of mariners in Canadian waters and protect Canada’s marine environment.

We support Canada’s economic growth through the safe and efficient movement of maritime trade. We help to ensure our country’s sovereignty and security through our presence in Canadian waters.

Services and information


Student employment, volunteering and how to join the Canadian Coast Guard.

Coast Guard college

Training programs, how to apply and life on campus.

Emergency numbers

Emergency contact information for marine search and rescue, nautical hazards and marine pollution.

Search and rescue

Incident reporting, safety systems and equipment, and maritime search and rescue service delivery.

Environmental response

Preparing and responding to marine pollution, make a report and international cooperation.


Icebreaking centres, services, fees, response-time commitments and fleet.

Marine communications and traffic services

Safety and navigation-related services for vessels, boaters and fishers.

Maritime security

National and international systems, projects and organizations enhancing Canada’s maritime security.


Marine vessels and helicopters, services, design and construction.


Regional maps and charts, navigation aids, waterways management and marine services fees.

Levels of service

Objectives, services and standards.

The Canadian Coast Guard at 60

Join us in our celebration, shop for anniversary products.

Wrecked, abandoned or hazardous vessels

About the program, compliance, funding, inventory, risk assessment and how to report a problem vessel.

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