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The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) owns and operates the federal government’s civilian fleet, and provides key maritime services to Canadians such as: marine search and rescue, marine pollution response, marine communications and traffic management services, icebreaking and ice-management services, aids to navigation, channel maintenance and support of other government departments, boards and agencies by providing ships, aircraft and other services.

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La Garde côtière canadienne (GCC) possède et exploite la flotte civile du gouvernement fédéral et fournit aux Canadiens des services maritimes essentiels, notamment les suivants: recherche et sauvetage en mer, intervention en cas de pollution marine, services de communications et de gestion du trafic maritimes, services de déglaçage et de gestion des glaces, aides à la navigation, à l'entretien des canaux et au soutien d'autres ministères, conseils et agences du gouvernement en fournissant des navires, des aéronefs et d'autres services.

En tant qu'organisme service spécial de Pêches et Océans Canada (MPO), la GCC aide le MPO à s'acquitter de sa responsabilité d'assurer des voies navigables sécuritaires et accessibles aux Canadiens....
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Cook with the Canadian Coast Guard Western Region
Posted date [2021-Dec-24] (ID: 2317)


Reference number: DFO21J-019892-000896
Selection process number: 21-DFO-WCCG-EA-CCG-326941
Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Canadian Coast Guard - Fleet
Victoria (British Columbia)

For further information on the organization, please visit Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Closing date: 24 December 2022 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.
Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.

You must meet all essential qualifications in order to be appointed to the position. Other qualifications may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed. Some essential and other qualifications will be assessed through your application. It is your responsibility to provide appropriate examples that illustrate how you meet each qualification. Failing to do so could result in your application being rejected.


Key duties may include:
• Provides input to the Chief Cook in planning the ship's cyclical, formal and special occasion menus
• Modifies recipes to suit the dietary and special needs of passengers and crew
• Assists in preparing and cooking all food, planning and organizing its operation, assisting in storing of food and maintenance of the galley and its equipment
• Ensures a high standard of food safety and sanitation throughout the galley
• Participates in shipboard emergency and safety drills, firefighting, abandoning ship, man overboard, damage control and other operations such as rescue
• Provides all support necessary to ensure Canadian Coast Guard meets its mandate

Work environment

At Fisheries and Oceans Canada, we are proud to:
• Celebrate our diversity and our commitment to values and ethics – we recognize our employees for a variety of achievements, including Excellence in Values and Innovation;
• Provide a healthy, respectful and supportive work environment for all employees – many resources and initiatives are available such as the Working on Wellness program, which promotes work-life balance and access to LifeSpeak, which is an innovative health and wellness platform;
• Provide wide-ranging career opportunities, as we are the third largest Federal Public Service Department in British Columbia;
• Commit to continuous learning and employees’ career development;
• Be recognized as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.

The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG), a Special Operating Agency within Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), is entrusted to deliver valuable programs and services to Canadians that save lives, protect the environment and support our Canadian economy. Embracing a proactive culture for 24/7 service to Canadians and for Canadians, CCG offers exciting sea-going and shore-based career opportunities in the delivery of critical maritime safety, security and response services; response to on-water and maritime incidents using a variety of vessels, hovercraft, helicopters, and small craft; and providing vital information and assistance to vessels, including navigation support, distress and safety communications and coordination of maritime trade.

Come work for a Department that thrives on change, building partnerships and providing a high level of service to Canadians. Women, Aboriginal people and visible minorities are particularly encouraged to apply.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

English essential

Information on language requirements

Occupational Certification:
Cook’s Certificate issued by a recognized institute or a Ship’s Cook Certificate issued by Transport Canada Marine Safety*
*Those candidates who meet the experience for this position but do not have the occupational certification may be deemed partially qualified until such time as they successfully challenge their Ship’s Cook Certificate issued by Transport Canada. Upon issuance of a Ship’s Cook certificate by Transport Canada, they candidate will then become fully qualified.

Valid Basic Marine First Aid or Marine Advanced First Aid**
**Any candidate holding First Aid qualifications other than the requested certification (i.e. certification which does not include a marine component) may be deemed partially qualified with the expectation that, at minimum, the Marine Basic First Aid training be obtained prior to hire.

Valid Food Safety Training.

Experience working as a cook or chef in the hospitality industry or an institutional setting.

Interpersonal Skills

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

Valid Marine Medical Care, OFA 3 or other First Aid certification without a marine component
Valid WHMIS Certificate

Working in a Marine environment
Working at sea
Supervising staff
Provisioning (stock ordering) and/or providing logistical support
Managing a budget and/or inventory
Menu planning

Organizational Needs :
DFO recognizes that the diversity of its employee population contributes to its strength and integrity. Selection may be limited to candidates self-identifying as belonging to one of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal peoples, persons with a disability, visible minorities, and Women.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

• Valid medical (new hires: Transport Canada Marine Medical or Health Canada Periodic 3
• For Canadian Citizens, Valid Canadian Passport or for Canadian Permanent Residents, A Valid Passport from a recognized Passport Issuing Authority
• Must be willing and able to wear a Respiratory Protection device and meet the standard of the Canadian Coast Guard Respiratory Protection Program – RPP;
• Willingness to wear and maintain a uniform per Canadian Coast Guard standards, inclusive of CSA approved safety footwear, and maintain job related personal safety equipment;
• Must be willing and able to be deployed
• Must be willing and able to perform overtime work as required, often on short notice;
• Must be willing and able to work shiftwork, rotating hours, and variable hours of work;
• Must be willing and able to work aboard a vessel for up to 42 consecutive days
• Must be willing and able to travel by air, land and sea.
• *Marine Emergency Duties Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) – Basic Safety training course completed within the last 5 years OR valid Marine Emergency Duties, Certificate of Proficiency in STCW Basic Safety
• *Marine Emergency Duties STCW – Survival Craft training course completed within the last 5 years OR valid Marine Emergency Duties Certificate of Proficiency in STCW Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boats
*Note: Required within 6 months of employment

Candidates who are hired must be willing and able to travel from their residence to home port at their own expense.

All employees of the core public administration are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and attest to their vaccination status unless accommodated based on a medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground for discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act.

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

Reference checks may be sought.

A test may be administered.

You must provide proof of your education credentials.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language(s) of their choice.

It is your responsibility to ensure that your email and contact information are maintained with the hiring board and in your Public Service Resourcing System (PSRS) account. All communication for this process will be conducted via the email address provided in your application AND via your PSRS account. It is your responsibility to ensure that you check for messages regularly and to ensure that your email address accepts messages from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email or filter them to a junk mail folder). Failure to respond to key messages may result in your being eliminated from this process.

The Public Service of Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the Public Service Commission or the departmental official in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.


Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information
Ashleigh Harding
Job Title Cook with the Canadian Coast Guard Western Region
Job Details
Posted By Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Canadian Coast Guard - Fleet
Start Date
Salary $59,436 per year
Location Victoria, BC
Deadline for Application 2022-Dec-24
Contact Phone #
Contact Email Ashleigh.Harding(at)
Categories and Description
Ship's Main Trading Area Ship's Main Trading Area -> West Coast
Term Term -> Long-term
Position / Rank Position -> Cook