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Cook, Chief Cook Opportunity in the Canadian Coast Guard - Western Region
Posted date [2022-Dec-07] (ID: 2800)

Selection process number: 22-DFO-WCCG-EA-CCG-335671

DEADLINE TO APPLY: August 31, 2023 Job Title: Cook, Chief Cook Classification: SC STD 03, SC STD 04 and SC STD 05 Tenure: Casual, Deployment, Secondment, Specified Period, Indeterminate Locations: Victoria, BC Rates of pay: $59,436 to $63,348 Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents residing abroad. For more information about the Canadian Coast Guard We Are the Canadian Coast Guard ► Understanding the job advertisement Cracking the Code (navigate the application process step by step)


What will this process be used for?

A pool of qualified candidates will be established.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined  


What We Do:

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. The department has received special recognition as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People.

The Government of Canada recently announced the Oceans Protection Plan, a whole-of-government approach to improve marine safety, to work with Indigenous groups, provinces, territories, and other stakeholders to better co-manage Canada’s oceans. DFO/CCG are dedicated to deliver on this significant initiative and other departmental commitments. We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated individuals to join our team in making an impact on the lives of Canadians.

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.



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


Essential qualifications candidates must possess:

Assessed on application:



Assessed at a later date:

Personal Suitability:

Language Requirements:

Information on language requirements

Asset Qualifications:



  • 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 Food Safety Training
  • Valid Basic Marine First Aid or Marine Advanced First Aid
  • In the Hospitality Industry or in an institutional setting as a cook or chef

  • Reliability
  • Demonstrating Integrity and Respect
  • Effective Interpersonal Skills
  • English Essential
  • 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


Conditions of Employment:

  • Valid Reliability Security Clearance.
  • *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
  • Valid Seafarers 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 CCG Respiratory Protection Program – RPP
  • Must be willing 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, or by sea
  • 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.


Important Notes:

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 special accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Information on accommodation for persons with disabilities

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

Information on employment equity

Acknowledgment of receipt of applications will not be sent; we will contact candidates when the screening process is completed.

Candidates who are hired must be willing and able to travel from their place of residence to designated vessel’s home port at own expense.

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.

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

On October 6, 2021, the Government of Canada announced details of its plans to require vaccination across the federal public service. As per the new Policy on COVID-19 Vaccination for the Core Public Administration Including the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, federal public servants in the Core Public Administration and members of the RCMP must attest to their vaccination status. The requirement for employees to be fully vaccinated applies whether they are teleworking, working remotely or working on-site. This is a condition of employment and it applies to indeterminate (permanent), determinate (term), casual, and student hiring. Should you reach the point in the selection process where it is necessary to verify terms and conditions of employment then the hiring manager or a human resources representative will contact you in order to complete an attestation.

For questions please contact:

Philip Trinh, Staffing Officer, Philip.Trinh(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 Philip.Trinh(at) to request special accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.  


Job Title Cook, Chief Cook Opportunity in the Canadian Coast Guard - Western Region
Job Details
Posted By Canadian Coast Guard
Start Date
Salary $59,436 to $63,348
Location Victoria, BC
Deadline for Application 2023-Aug-31
Contact Phone #
Contact Email Katherine.Prior(at)
Categories and Description
Ship's Main Trading Area Ship's Main Trading Area -> West Coast
Term Term -> Long-term
Position / Rank Position -> Cook