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Canadian Coast Guard
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.

As a Special Operating Agency of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), the CCG helps DFO meet its responsibility to ensure safe and accessible waterways for Canadians.
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....

Posted date [2022-Apr-05] (ID: 2425)

We are currently looking for qualified cooks/chefs to join our team!
Selection process number: 19-DFO-CEN-EA-CCG-266763 (SC STD 03-05)

What qualities and interests are important?

  • To be empathetic, generous and versatile
  • Enjoy providing high quality services
  • Have an interest in working at sea
  • Have a good sense of organization and priorities
  • Able to work irregular schedules
  • Taste for adventure and travel!

Cooks/Chefs work a schedule of a period of 14 to 42 days at sea, followed by equivalent time off with pay.

Job TitlesCook/Chef
TenureTerm (Relief) Opportunities
Locations: Various locations in Ontario and Québec
Rates of Pay:  $55,824 to $59,496 annual salary not including overtime
Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad

Qualifications candidates must possess (essential):

  • English Essential (Ontario), French Essential (Québec)
  • Valid TC Ship's Cook Certification OR Provincial Standard (Red Seal) OR Successful completion of Vocational diploma (DEP) in cooking or pastry.
  • Valid Safe Food Handling certificate
  • Working Effectively with Others
  • Initiative
  • Experience in the hospitality industry as a cook or chef   

Conditions of Employment:

  • Reliability or Secret security clearance
  • Hold a valid passport
  • Valid Health Canada Medical (however, a valid Transport Canada Seafarer’s medical may be accepted on initial appointment for a period of up to a maximum of 6 months or until a Health Canada Medical is completed)
  • Others as applicable to the position


For questions in English please contact:

Laura Bear, Human Resources Advisor, Laura.Bear(at)  

For questions in French please contact:

Chanelle Belzil, Human Resources Advisor, Chanelle.Belzil(at)

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 contact 1-800-645-5605 to request special accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.  


Job Details
Posted By Canadian Coast Guard
Start Date
Salary $55,824 to $59,496 annual salary not including overtime
Location Various locations in Ontario and Québec
Deadline for Application
Contact Phone #
Contact Email Laura.Bear(at)
Categories and Description
Ship's Main Trading Area Ship's Main Trading Area -> Great Lakes / St-Lawrence River
Term Term -> Relief / Temporary
Position / Rank Position -> Cook