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Bay Ferries Limited
We offer multiple ferry services taking our passengers to Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Maine.

GP Steward/Purser - Relief/Casual
Posted date [2024-Jun-05] (ID: 3392)

Bay Ferries Limited is currently recruiting GP Steward/Purser for casual positions working on MV Fundy Rose, a year-round ferry service across the Bay of Fundy between Digby, Nova Scotia and Saint John, New Brunswick.

This is a casual, unlicensed position and may lead to a full-time position. 

Preference will be given to applicants with:

  • CDN number.
  • Valid Marine Medical.

Description of role:

Stewards ensure the safety and comfort of our passengers while onboard and undertake cleaning of the public areas, washroom and crew areas of the vessel.  They assist with embarkation and disembarkation of passengers, and engage with customers to provide information, assistance and overall professional, friendly customer service.  Stewards may also be required to perform other General-Purpose duties, such as Deckhand.  Fundy Rose is a live-aboard vessel, and Stewards must be prepared to reside on the vessel for 7 days. 

The Purser is responsible for the care of passengers. Passengers must be greeted and cared for in a friendly and courteous manner. Pursers must ensure that special attention and assistance is provided when needed.  They are responsible for making PA announcements to advise passengers of any changes to scheduled arrival or departure times. Other duties as assigned.

The Purser: is the crew member identified to be the person in charge during a medical emergency.

What to expect:

  • Training incentives.
  • Work-life balance.
  • Competitive salary (as per Collective Agreement).
  • Company Pension (as per Collective Agreement).
  • Group Benefits Plan (as per Collective Agreement).

Desired qualifications:

  • Experience in the passenger ship industry.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Proven track record of safe operations.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills.
  • Valid CDN # and marine medical.
  • MED - STCW 6.1 & STCW 6.2.

Bay Ferries Limited is committed to employment equity and actively recruits candidates from designated groups as defined in the Employment Equity Act (women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities).


**We thank all applicants for their interest. Please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. **


Please submit copies of your certifications when applying.

Job Title GP Steward/Purser - Relief/Casual
Job Details
Posted By Shawna Smith
Start Date ASAP
Salary 25.58/hour
Location Saint John, New Brunswick
Deadline for Application
Contact Phone #
Contact Email gcolborne(at)
Categories and Description
Ship's Main Trading Area Ship's Main Trading Area -> East Coast / Gulf
Term Term -> Relief / Temporary
Position / Rank Position -> General Purpose