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MarineWorx Development Fund & Scholarships



MarineWorx, Working for you!

"Advancing Ontario's Marine Workforce"

Industry funded

Education focused

For all membersOf all sizes, In all markets, In all segments of our business


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MarineWorx, Working for You

Boating Ontario has had the privilege of investing in the future of our industry through the MarineWorx Development Fund. Your contributions to this scholarship and bursary program have impacted several individuals who have chosen to enter the industry or further their education in a particular sector. Boating Ontario has had the honour of presenting cheques to numerous members and students in various segments of the recreational boating industry; click here to see the associated press releases. 

MarineWorx Program and Eligibility


Our objective is to provide a $2,000 transportation and/or accommodation bursaries (please note there are 4 available). This applies to students taking the 8 month, MTME Marine Technicians program beginning in September of 2020 at the Georgian College - Midland Campus who need to travel further than 100 KM to attend the program. For more details on the program click below.


MTME Program Details




Student travel must exceed 100 KM distance from their home to the Midland campus and must be referred by a Boating Ontario member.

Making it happen is simple; any Boating Ontario member can refer a student, even if they are not working for the business yet. It is as simple as a quick email to Duane McKay or phone call 1 (888) 547-6662 with a students’ name and contact info - before August 29th and the association along with a task force will take it from there.

Are you a student looking for a referral to pursue a career in the Marine industry?

Click here to find a Boating Ontario member near you.



Level 1, 2 & 3 Marine Technician


This curriculum standard for the Marine Engine Technician trades is designed down from the learning outcomes, which were in turn developed from the industry-approved training standard. The curriculum is organized into three levels of training, each including reportable subjects containing like or similar learning outcomes to reflect the units of the training standard. 

A maximum of 6 students per level working or referred by Boating Ontario members will be eligibile for $400 each.

For more information on the program use the links below.

Marine Engine Technician

Apprenticeship Training Standard (PDF)

Curriculum Training Standard

Level 1 (PDF)

Level 2 (PDF)

Level 3 (PDF)


Click here to apply for MarineWorx!


Academic Scholarships For Marine Engine Mechanic Students

The Bruce Robertson Boating Ontario Academic Awards of Excellence offers financial aid to students pursuing their  Marine Engine Technician Program offered at Georgian College, Midland Campus. The scholarship supports the ongoing need for qualified marine technicians in the recreational marine industry in Ontario.

The Bruce Robertson Boating Ontario Academic Awards of Excellence is named in honour of the son of the founder of the Ontario Marine Operators Association (now known as Boating Ontario Association).  

This scholarship is presented to the top two graduating students of the Marine Engine Mechanic program with the highest cumulative GPA.  Students must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents and have demonstrated a commitment to a career in the marine industry.  The maximum value of this scholarship is $1,000.

For further information on how to apply for the scholarship email:

Saving Money & Sending More Your Way!

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) has a commitment to providing technical education, training, certification and professional development. Their  seminars, workshops and technician certification courses are instrumental in increasing the level of knowledge & professionalism throughout the boating industry.

The MarineWorx Development Fund provides a $450 reimbursement off ABYC certification courses at Georgian College.

Click here to learn more about ABYC.

AMI, or the Association of Marina Industries, is a non-profit membership organization dedicated exclusively to serving the needs of the marina industry.

Receive discounts on AMI membership & training through the MarineWorx Development Fund, our industry-funded scholarship & bursary program.

Become a member of AMI & receive $100 towards your membership through the MarineWorx Development Fund.

Successfully complete the IMM or CMM certification course and receive $500 from MarineWorx for your training costs.

Click here to learn more about AMI.

Are you a Yacht Sales Professional (YSP) or are you looking to become one? Yacht Sales Professionals (brokers, dealers, salespeople) nationwide, through CPYB, have a benchmark for measuring their skills, abilities, and performance, while enhancing their marketing value.

Become a Certified Professional Yacht Broker or further your CPYB training and receive a $150 MarineWorx bursary to help fund your career.


Click here to learn more about CPYB.

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas is comprised of membership and support of not only marine retailers but also many Partner Members who offer products and programs that help retailers continuously improve their businesses. Through MRAA membership, Retail and Partner Members gain access to the community of fellow members, a voice in Washington, D.C., and many programs, services, and products specifically tailored to our industry.

The MarineWorx Development Fund will match MRAA's $100 discount for Boating Ontario members, saving you $200 on MRAA programs.


Click here to learn more about MRAA.

Mission Statement

Boating Ontario provides a foundation to ethically support and grow the recreational boating lifestyle

while protecting the environment and enhancing the sustainability of its members. 

Code of Ethics

The Boating Ontario Association (BOA) requires all current and prospective new members

to review and agree to our Code of Ethics 



 Our members represent your local marinas, boat dealers, brokers, boat & engine service centres and suppliers to the marine industry across the province. Boating Ontario provides several programs that support the recreational boating industry in Ontario. 


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