To qualify for a position as a Deckhand at Seaspan, you must have the following certifications:
- Bridge Watchman Certificate
- A valid D.O.T. Medical Examination
- MEDI 1500 (Marine Emergency Duties – Basic Safety Training)
- MEDI 1800 (Survival Craft)
- Food Safe Course
- A valid St. John’s Marine Basic First Aid Certificate
To find out more about marine training and certification, visit Transport Canada
Deckhand Training Program
If you are a candidate for membership in the relevant union and have the qualifying certification and documentation, we can offer you a specialized training program that will complete the skills you need to become a Deckhand.
The Deckhand Training Program includes 10 days of in-harbour hands-on training and classroom instruction. Trainees who successfully complete the program will also undergo 14 additional days of supernumerary training work on our vessels.
To qualify for this program you must have the certifications listed above in addition to:
- A clear criminal background check
- A valid passport and the ability to enter the United States
Contact your trade union to find out how to access our Deckhand Training Program and join our at-sea team.