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Posted date [2022-Apr-08] (ID: 2444)

Are you interested in an career opportunity that offers an excellent work / life balance on board a modern vessel.

The Owen Sound Transportation Company / Pelee Island Transportation Service is currently accepting applications for the position of Captain on the MV Pelee Islander II vehicle / passenger ferry.

In service since the fall of 2018 the Pelee Islander II is a 62 metre RORO ferry capable of carrying 36 vehicles from the Ontario mainland (Leamington / Kingsville) to Pelee Island Ontario on Lake Erie.  

A typical work rotation consists of 7 days on / 7 days off during the sailing season.  

The Pelee Islander II is powered by a Schottel steer prop (Z Drive) system.


OSTC offers a competitive wage, generous benefit plan and enrollment in the OPB Pension plan.  The OPB Pension plan is a defined benefit pension plan.


The position requires a valid TC approved Master, Near Coastal certificate.  The successful candidate must also demonstrate leadership abilities for both people and processes.  The ability to work in a customer service environment is very important.  A copy of your CoC is to be included with your resume.

Shiphandling experience with steer prop (Z Drive) systems is beneficial.

The Owen Sound Transportation Company is an Agency of the Province of Ontario.

The Owen Sound Transportation Company is an equal opportunity employer.

Resumes are to be forwarded to Joe Ostrander - VP - Engineering at joe.ostrander(at)  The email title is to be called - Resume - Captain - Pelee Islander II.

Job Title Captain
Job Details
Posted By Owen Sound Transportation Company
Start Date Immediately
Salary 93 600.00 (Under review)
Location Leamington / Kingsville / Pelee Island on Lake Erie
Deadline for Application 2022-Jun-01
Contact Phone # 5193790303
Contact Email joe.ostrander(at)
Categories and Description
Ship's Main Trading Area Ship's Main Trading Area -> Great Lakes / St-Lawrence River
Term Term -> Long-term
Position / Rank Position -> Captain