QXMC, in collaboration with Naut'sa mawt Tribal Council, and the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) is offering SVOP training and certification to Klahoose and its Sister Nations' members. This training is fully covered. 

For small commercial vessels of either: 

  • Work Boats and Passenger Vessels of up to 5 gross tons (up to 8.5 meters in length) and carrying up to 12 passengers, or

  • Commercial Fishing Vessels of up to 15 gross tons (up to 12 meters in length)

This ticket is commonly used by operators of Whale Watching operators, Water Taxis, Crew Boats, Small Research Vessels, small Trolleys/Gillnetters/Crab boats.   

This course will provide the student with thorough knowledge of the safe operation of small nonpleasure vessels in coastal and sheltered water environments under normal operating conditions, including darkness and reduced visibility, basic knowledge of hazards associated with the marine environment, vessel operation and the prevention of marine incidents.

Participants will learn:

  • SVOP Small Vessel Operator Proficiency Course

  • SDV-BS Small Non-Pleasure Domestic Vessel Basic Safety

  • ROC-M Marine VHF Radio Training Course

Date: March 15-20, 2021

Location: Carlson Club located at 4463 Joyce Avenue, Powell River (in person with COVID protocols)

Space is limited.

Please contact us at Paul Muskee at if you are interested in this opportunity.


1790 Tork Road, 

P.O. Box 09

Squirrel Cove, BC, V0P 1T0 

Tel. (250) 935-6536