The Canadian Institute of Marine Engineering (CIMarE) was created in 1976 to advance and promote the science and practice of marine engineering, naval engineering, naval architecture, and other associated professions. Membership in the CIMarE allows marine engineers and those in Canada's marine technology industry to meet, correspond and exchange information and ideas. Our Branches offer technical meetings as well as various social events.

 

 

We help foster the next generation of marine engineers by offering greatly reduced student membership rates as well as scholarships and awards provided through the various educational institutions.

 

CIMarE hosts an annual technical conference, Mari-Tech. New research papers are presented, key note speakers address the current issues and panel discussions promote lively debates. There is also a large exhibit hall where companies supporting the marine field can display their products. 

 

This year's Mari-Tech was hosted by the St. Lawrence Branch in Montreal in April 2017. Next year's will be hosted by the Vancouver island Branch and will be held in Victoria, April 11 - 13, 2018. 

 

2017 Medal of Excellence

presented to Wendy Tadros

 

This award recognizes an individual’s outstanding contribution to marine engineering in Canada, including technical innovation, sea-going service, substantial leadership in the industry or the teaching of marine engineering.  The Medal is the hallmark of achievement in Canada’s marine engineering profession. 

 

 

In selecting Ms. Tadros for award of the Medal, the National Council considered her long career in senior government and regulatory appointments; most notable being her term as chair of the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) during which Ms. Tadros demonstrated exceptional leadership in the improvement of safety across Canada’s marine industry.

 

One clear improvement to marine safety was the TSB’s recommendation that voyage data recorders be mandatory on Canadian registered commercial vessels which has already helped to prevent marine accidents.

 

For further details of Ms. Tadros' accomplishments, please go to our Awards page.

 

In Ms. Tadro's absence, the award was accepted by Brian Staples, the Council Representative from Ottawa. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About CIMarE

The Canadian Institute of Marine Engineering (CIMarE) was incorporated by federal charter in 1976 to advance and promote the science and practice of marine engineering, naval engineering, naval architecture, ocean engineering, marine electrics/electronics, control engineering and other associated professions.

Communications:

Membership in the CIMarE allows marine engineers, and others involved in Canada's marine industry, to meet, correspond and exchange information and ideas. Our seven local Branches offer technical meetings as well as various social events.

We also promote communications through our publications and our website; both of which are undergoing upgrades to better serve our members.

Mari-Tech:

Each year, one of our Branches hosts Mari-Tech, a national conference and technical exposition. New research papers are presented, key note speakers address the current issues and panel discussions promote lively debates. There is also a large exhibit hall where companies supporting the marine field can display their products.

Representation:

The Institute is a learned society that speaks as a body on behalf of all those working in Canada's marine engineering field. We strive to have representatives on government committees at every level in order to promote the interests of our members in decision making and policy creation that affects our profession.

Education:

The CIMarE co-operates with the education establishments that are training the next generation of marine engineers. We offer a greatly discounted membership rate for students as well as scholarships for deserving candidates.

We welcome your interest and hope that you will join us in advancing and promoting the science and practice of engineering in Canada's marine field. If you wish to become a member, please click here.

Membership

The CIMarE always welcomes new members.  As with many professional organizations, we require proof of your qualification for membership. Therefore, the process is slightly more involved. 

Step 1:

  • Complete the online Membership Application form to register for the website and start your application; The form will create a user profile for you pending email confirmation and membership approval. You will receive an email from CIMarE requesting you confirm your email address by clicking on a hyperlink. Once you have confirmed your email you have completed step 1.

Step 2:

  • Once you have confirmed your email address, please download a PDF fillable form. Please fill it in, print it, sign it and take or mail it, along with your supporting documentation, to your local branch for processing. We have seven branches, six of them located in the major shipping ports across Canada; a list of them can be found here.
  • Your local branch will confirm your qualifications and endorse your application. They will then forward it to the Director of Memberships for final approval.
  • You will receive an invoice in the mail. Once your dues are paid, you will receive your Membership Certificate and begin to enjoy the benefits of membership.

Note: Please read the Membership Application Conditions before you begin.

Online application for membership

To apply for membership online, click here.

Classes of membership

There are four classes of membership within CIMarE:

  • Member
  • Associate Member
  • Student
  • Corporate [Procedures are under development at this time]

To ascertain which class best matches your qualifications, please read our Membership Application Conditions, found here.

Dues

Currently, annual dues are:

  • Members and Associate Members $110
  • Retired Members $40
  • Students $10
  • Corporate $500

However, if you join as a Member or Associate Member part way through a year, the following pro-rated amounts are due:

  • Between January and March: $75
  • Between April and June: $60
  • Between July and September: $45
  • Between October and December: $110 for the following year

 

Our Branches

The CIMarE has seven branches; six in the important shipping areas across Canada and one in Ottawa, the hub of regulatory and purchasing decisions that affect the marine industry. 

Visiting your local branch is the best way to begin your involvement with the Institute. Click on the appropriate link below to find out how to contact the branch closest to you, as well as when and where their next meeting is scheduled.

Newfoundland & Labrador

Atlantic

St. Lawrence

Ottawa

Great Lakes

Vancouver

Vancouver Island

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