About us

Canada Branch


The British Columbia Branch of the Institute was formed in Vancouver in 1961 and, at that time, was the second overseas branch after Hong Kong. After several years in hiatus, the branch was resurrected and expanded in 2005 to include members outside of British Columbia and was re-named the Canada Branch to reflect this.  Vancouver serves as the Headquarters, while Montreal has had representation dating back to 2008.

Examinations are offered in four locations: Vancouver, Montreal, Toronto and most recently Halifax was introduced.  Vancouver and Montreal have an established programme of Luncheon Speakers which are open to both Institute Members and others in the local maritime community, offering topical lectures at least four or five times a year.

The Branch organises regularly seminars, social get-togethers, such as pub nights and golf tournaments, highlight industry networking.

Please check our website for all the details.


Who's who in 2018-2019

Chair Kay Afghahi MICS
Vice Chair   Daryl Raibl MICS
Secretary Dena Rantz FICS


The Institute Of Chartered Shipbrokers (Canada Branch)

c/o Chamber of Shipping of British Columbia

100-1111 West Hastings

Vancouver BC

V6E 2J3 Canada


E: secretary@ics-canada.ca

W: www.ics-canada.ca

T: +1-604-681-2351

F: +1-604-681-4364