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Posted date [2023-Dec-15] (ID: 3217)

Canadian Coast Guard

We are currently looking for qualified deckhands to join our team!
Selection process number: 19-DFO-CEN-EA-CCG-266708 (SC DED 02-07)

What qualities and interests are important?

  • Enjoy team work
  • Aptitude for manual work
  • Resourcefulness and initiative
  • Able to work irregular schedules
  • Taste for adventure and travel

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

Job TitlesDeckhand, Seaman, Ship’s Crew, Leading Deckhand, Able Seaman, Coxswain, Boatswain
TenureTerm (Relief) Opportunities
Locations: Various locations in Ontario and Québec
Rates of Pay:  $65,601 to $76,977 annual salary not including overtime
Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents abroad.

Qualifications candidates must possess (essential):

  • English Essential (Ontario), French Essential (Québec)
  • Valid Marine Emergency Duties (MED) with respect to Basic Safety-STCW
  • Working Effectively with Others
  • Initiative

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


Job Details
Posted By Canadian Coast Guard
Start Date
Salary $65,601 to $76,977 annual salary not including overtime
Location Various locations in Ontario and Québec
Deadline for Application 2024-May-31
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 -> Deck (Other)