The Guysborough County Inshore Fishermen’s Association coordinates and partners with other training institutions to deliver industry regulated or requested training in and around the fishing communities. Training is offered at the GCIFA training facility in Canso to reduce travel time and expenses for local fishermen. Occasionally, courses are offered at a reduced rate when the GCIFA staff completes the coordination and administration work.
Marine Basic First Aid Course (St. John Ambulance) in January – March annually.
ROC-MC – Digital Radio Operator Course (NSCC School of Fisheries instructed)
SVOP- Small vessel Operator Proficiency Course (NSCC School of Fisheries instructed)
SEN-L – Simulated Electronic Navigations (NSCC School of Fisheries instructed)
MED-A1 – Marine Emergency Duties (NSCC School of Fisheries instructed)
Forklift for Fishing Enterprise / Buyers
CD Program for FM IV – Canadian Council of Professional Fish Harvesters for 4 components of the Fishing Master IV
Workplace Essential Skills Training – For Fishing Enterprises crew and staff - Call GCIFA to Register
Other Hall Usages
Guysborough Adult Learning Association uses the hall on occasion to conduct classes.
The GCIFA Training and Meeting Hall is open to rentals and community usage – contact GCIFA