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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.

Canadian Coast Guard College

Training programs, how to apply and life on campus.

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.


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


Marine vessels and helicopters, services, design and construction.

Maritime security

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

Levels of service

Objectives, services and standards.

Wrecked, abandoned or hazardous vessels

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

Live operations

Information about Canadian Coast Guard response operations.


The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier

Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard

Mario Pelletier

Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard

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