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Marine Seafarer Medical Exam
Transport Canada

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Our certified Marine Medical Examiner is Dr Matthew Kalinowski

Our office is conveniently located in Downtown Vancouver and we would be happy to help with your certification!

In Canada, it is obligatory for all seafarers and mariners working on commercial waterborne vessels to hold essential certifications mandated by Transport Canada.

The seafarer medical examination will assess your physical fitness and overall health to ensure that you are capable of fulfilling the necessary duties.

After successfully completing the medical examination, you will receive a provisional medical certificate, valid for up to 6 months. The final certificate, subject to approval, will be issued by Transport Canada.


As a designated Transport Canada Marine Medical Examination Clinic, we would be pleased to assist you in receiving your Marine Seafarer Medical Certification.

Our prices are competitive and you can pay on arrival.

We accept all major credit cards or cash.

Questions? Email us at

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Common Questions

What do I need to bring?

1. Your CDN number.

2. A piece of government issued photo ID

3. A previous Marine Medical Certificate, if you have one. This includes any restrictions you may have had in the past.

4. A list of any medications you are taking

5. Knowledge of your past medical history. 

6. Prescription eye glasses or contact lenses, if you have them. We will need to test you vision without corrective lenses.

What happens during your exam? 

We will conduct a comprehensive assessment of your overall health, examine for any pre-existing medical conditions, and establish a medical baseline for continuous monitoring. This involves analyzing a urine sample, testing uncorrected visual acuity and color perception, as well as conducting a pertinent physical examination. Additionally, you might be required to fill out medical questionnaires during the process.

What if I don't have a CDN Number? 

For information on obtaining a CDN Number, click:

Where can I find out more?

Visit the Transport Canada website:

For a list of local Transport Canada Marine Safety Services (TMCSS) offices, click:

What is the cost & is it covered?

The cost of a marine medical examination falls outside the coverage provided by MSP. However, if your employer covers the costs, we can offer direct billing.

Our prices are competitive and our clinic currently charges $279.00 per assessment. Some examining doctors at our clinic may set their own pricing.

We will price match.

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