The Canadian Institute of Marine Engineering (CIMarE) was created in 1976 to advance and promote the science and practice of marine engineering, naval engineering, naval architecture, and other associated professions. Membership in the CIMarE allows marine engineers and those in Canada's marine technology industry to meet, correspond and exchange information and ideas. Our Branches offer technical meetings as well as various social events.



We help foster the next generation of marine engineers by offering greatly reduced student membership rates as well as scholarships and awards provided through the various educational institutions.


CIMarE hosts an annual technical conference, Mari-Tech. New research papers are presented, key note speakers address the current issues and panel discussions promote lively debates. There is also a large exhibit hall where companies supporting the marine field can display their products. 


This year's Mari-Tech was hosted by the Newfoundland and Labrador Branch in St. John's in May 2016. Next year's will be hosted by the St. Lawrence Branch and will be held in Montreal, April 20 - 21, 2017. 


2017 Medal of Excellence

Call for Nominations Extended to March 31st


Do you know someone whose contribution to the Canadian marine industry should be recognized? The National Council seeks nominations for the 2017 CIMarE Medal of Excellence. 



This award recognizes an individual’s outstanding contribution to marine engineering in Canada, including technical innovation, sea-going service, substantial leadership in the industry or the teaching of marine engineering.  The Medal is the hallmark of achievement in Canada’s marine engineering profession. 


The nominee does not have to be a member of the Institute but they must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. Currently serving members of the National Council or any Branch Executive are not eligible.


The presentation will be made at our annual conference, Mari-Tech, taking place in Montreal, Quebec on April 20th and 21st, 2017. Nominations are due on or before Friday March 31st.


All nominations with be kept in strict confidence. Please return this form along with a supporting document, outlining the nominee’s qualifications and achievements (maximum 1,000 words) to the National Administrator, Lauren Solar, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


For more details, please go to our Awards page. 






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