MarineWorx Development Fund & Scholarships



MarineWorx, Working for you!

"Advancing Ontario's Marine Workforce"


Industry funded

Education focused

For all members

Of all sizes

In all marketsin all segments of our business


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In November 2019, Boating Ontario presented $1000 bursary cheques to three student currently enrolled in the Marine Engine Mechanic at the Georgian College Midland campus. This bursary was given to students traveling more than 100 km to attend the program and who were referred by a Boating Ontario Member. A second cheque will be presented to the students during the second semester.






In January 2019, Boating Ontario presented $250 cheques to all students working for Boating Ontario members attending the Level 3 Marine Technician program at Georgian College. Students were encouraged to put these funds towards the necessary tools to succeed in our trade.



Just one of the ways MarineWorx can work for you!





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 2019 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 taskforce 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)


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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 a Canadian citizen or permanent resident 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:


MRAA will offer Boating Ontario members a $100 discount on membership which will then be matched by the MarineWorx Development Fund.

To learn more about the Marine Retailers Assocition visit


With over 100 training videos available at, there is always something to help you build your business.


Looking to get a sneak peak of what MRAA has to offer?

Contact Nikki Duffney for more FREE resources or to sign up for an MRAA membership today!

direct: 763.333.2420

office: 763.315.8043

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

IMI, or the International Marina Institute, is a subsidiary of AMI and is the global leader in training and certification for marina professionals. Under the auspices of AMI, IMI coordinates the only internationally recognized certification program for marina managers, offering a wide range of training and networking opportunities. IMI provides this training exclusively in the US, and by authorized franchise partners outside of the U.S.

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Want to become an AMI member? Receive $100 towards your membership with this simple form.

Application Form


Always dreamed of becoming an Intermediate or Certified Marina Manager but just needed a little help?

Become an IMM / CMM

Successfully complete the IMM or CMM certification and receive $500 towards your training expenses from MarineWorx.

Application Form

Become ABYC certified at Georgian College and have your name entered into a draw to receive $450 towards your training. Fill out the simple application form below.

Application Form

Requirements & Restrictions:

  • Must be or work for a Boating Ontario Member
  • A maximum of 10 bursaries are available in 2019


View the full 2020 ABYC Training Calendar at Georgian College - Midland Campus

2020 ABYC Training Calendar


Yacht Sales Professionals – YSPs (brokers, dealers, salespeople) nationwide have a benchmark for measuring their skills, abilities and performance, while enhancing their marketing value. Boat sellers and buyers are in a better position to select qualified, competent sales professionals with confidence and trust. The Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB) program has made this dream a reality.

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

 Application Form


2019 Re-Certification Opportunities