Clinic Location

140 Ponto Road, Kelowna, BC V1X 2G1

Reception Hours

Monday to Thursday: 9am to 1pm
Friday: 9am to 11am - Sat. to Sun.: CLOSED

Marine Medical Examination

All seafarers and mariners operating in British Columbia are obligated to hold essential certifications for employment aboard commercial watercraft.

These certifications are mandated by Transport Canada.

Dr Wolf is authorized to grant Marine Seafarer Medical Certificates to eligible candidates.

The Marine Seafarer Medical Certificate serves as the Canadian counterpart to the globally acknowledged ENG-1 Certificate, and if required, your certificate will denote “ENG-1”.

Medical examinations for seafarers/mariners assess one’s fitness and health to undertake necessary duties.

Dr Wolf will assess the overall health of job applicants, identifying any pre-existing medical conditions and establishing a medical baseline for continuous monitoring.

The evaluation process typically lasts about an hour and encompasses:

  • Completion of a personal medical questionnaire
  • Thorough examination of family history and risk factors
  • Physical examination including assessment of heart and lung function, blood pressure, heart rate, reflexes, etc.
  • Successful candidates will receive a certificate valid for 2 years, confirming their fitness for offshore work
  • Additional tests such as audiograms, visual acuity testing, ECG/EKG (Electrocardiograph), or Spirometry (lung function test) may be required upon review
  • Measurement of Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Bend and Reach testing
  • Hernia assessment
  • Urinalysis

    Please note: Applicants’ medical histories are kept confidential and not disclosed to employers. Any discussions or sharing of medical information occur solely between medical professionals for the purpose of providing care, adhering to confidentiality obligations.

The validity period is two years; thereafter, you must undergo a fresh seafarer medical or mariner medical examination.

  • Photo ID (preferably a passport or driver’s license)

  • Your current ENG1 or equivalent, if available

  • Name, address, and contact details of your family doctor, if applicable

  • List of any medication(s) you are currently taking

  • Additionally, ensure you have a CDN number.

If you don’t have a CDN number, please visit the Transport Canada Marine website where one will be issued to you.

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