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Ordinary Seaman / Deckhand
Posted date [2021-Sep-21] (ID: 2227)

Are you interested in a career opportunity that offers an excellent work / life balance on board a modern vessel?

The Owen Sound Transportation Company / Pelee Island Transportation Service is currently accepting applications for the position of Ordinary Seaman on the MV Pelee Islander II vehicle / passenger ferry.

In service since the fall of 2018 the Pelee Islander II is a 62 metre RORO ferry capable of carrying 36 vehicles from the Ontario mainland (Leamington / Kingsville) to Pelee Island, Ontario on Lake Erie.

A typical work rotation consists of 7 days on / 7 days off during the sailing season.


OSTC offers a competitive wage - $18.16 for the probationary period of the first 60 days worked and $19.33 per hour after the candidate successfully completes their probationary period.

Benefits and enrollment in the Open Access Pension program are also part of the compensation package.


OSTC is looking for a self starter who can work with minimal supervision.

A valid marine medical with no restrictions is required prior to starting employment on board.

MED Basic Safety and Proficiency in Survival Craft is also required.  OSTC will consider applicants who do not currently have the training.  The applicant has 6 months to obtain the Transport Canada credentials.

The applicant will also have to obtain their Bridge Watch certificate after 6 months of sea time.

Resumes are to be forwarded to Stephen Shaw - VP - Operations at  The email is to be called - Resume - Ordinary Seaman - Pelee Islander II.

Job Title Ordinary Seaman / Deckhand
Job Details
Posted By Owen Sound Transportation Company
Start Date Immediate
Salary See description
Location Lake Erie
Deadline for Application 2021-Oct-30
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Contact Email
Categories and Description
Ship's Main Trading Area Ship's Main Trading Area -> Great Lakes / St-Lawrence River
Term Term -> Seasonal
Position / Rank Position -> Ordinary Seaman / Deckhand