Job Opening: Simulator Instructors – Nautical

About WMI

Western Maritime Institute (WMI) is the largest private marine training institution in Canada and the largest Transport Canada certified marine training provider on the West Coast. Did you have an instructor that left a great impression on you as a young sailor? Are you interested in being that role model for future and current mariners that are upgrading their skills? WMI is expanding again and looking for instructors at both our Ladysmith and Surrey Campuses.



Job Summary

This position will teach all Simulated Electronic Navigation (SEN) subjects from SEN-Fishing through SEN- Management, Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) etc. on a new state-of-the-art Wartsila (Transas), DNV and Transport Canada approved nautical simulator. To apply, provide a resume and cover letter with references that clearly outline how you meet the criteria below. Send your email to Please put “Simulator Instructor” in the subject line

Language Requirements

You must be fluent in all aspects of the English language including oral, written, and reading communication skills. This is a critical requirement.

Residency Requirement

You must be legally allowed to work in Canada.


The Certificate of Competency depends on certificate level required for the course. The instructor must hold a Certificate of Competency at least one level above the level being taught. The minimum requirement is Chief Mate Near Coastal with Master Near Coastal or better, preferred.

Teaching Qualifications

All instructors must have experience in course and curriculum development or have attended a course on this subject. Course instructors must hold teaching qualifications incorporating training in instructional techniques, educational technology, and evaluation methods. These qualifications may be obtained in the following ways:

  • Through a federal government department in Canada, or an overseas government which operates a recognized teacher training program;
  • Through a provincially accredited post-secondary institution in Canada;
  • Through a firm in Canada recognized by a provincial government or by the federal government, and which is engaged in providing education and training or educational technology consulting services. i.e. Instructor Development Program (IDP) Level 1 and 2.


Minimum: experience as an Officer in charge of a navigational watch at sea; Command experience preferred


Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and theories of chartwork, electronic navigation, and bridge watch keeping. Comprehensive demonstrable knowledge of the care and use of radars, GPS, doppler and other logs, ECDIS, bridge procedures, and position fixing electronically. Knowledge of Canada Shipping Act and associated regulations including international conventions such as SOLAS, MARPOL, STCW., etc.


You have proven record in soft skills such as adaptability, problem solving, creativity, work ethic, interpersonal skills and time management. Computer skills with the MS suite of products is an asset.


Send a cover letter and your resume as described above to: Please put “Simulator Instructor” in the subject line