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Fishing Officer/Fishing Mate
Posted date [2020-May-21] (ID: 1844)

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

Assessment accommodation When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.

Work environment

Want a career where you help save lives?

The Canadian Coast Guard offers a sea of careers that few can emulate. We are an organization that offers its employees the chance to save lives; protect Canada’s pristine environment; and travel to areas so remote that your only neighbour is wildlife. In short, we are anything but ordinary!

As an organization, we oversee ships of all types; cutting-edge helicopters; and employ about 4,500 people, who work tirelessly to protect and secure 243,000 kilometers of Canada’s vast and rugged coastline.

The Canadian Coast Guard has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People in 2017! Apply now so you don’t miss the boat!

Intent of the process

A pool of qualified candidates will be established and may be used to staff positions on an indeterminate, term or acting basis.

If appointed to a position, the location associated with the position will become the employee's homeport and travel to and from the homeport will be the employee's responsibility. A candidate may change / update the location he/she is applying for at any time prior to being offered a position resulting from this process.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

Possession of a valid Transport Canada Watchkeeping Mate Near Coastal CoC or higher and Possession of a Valid Transport Canada Fishing Master Class III CoC or higher.

Experience as a Fishing Officer, Officer of a Watch or Boatswain on a CCG Offshore Fishery Science Vessel Or Experience as a Fishing Mate, Officer of a Watch, Boatswain or Deck Supervisor on a Commercial Stern Trawler

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

English essential


Working effectively with others



The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

Possession of a valid Transport Canada Watchkeeping Mate Certificate CoC or higher. Possession of a valid Transport Canada Fishing Master Class II CoC or higher.

Successful completion of training in one or more of the following areas:

• Rescue Specialist

• Twiners Course Experience in repairing and maintaining Stern Trawler Fishing Gear and Equipment such as splicing wire rope, natural and synthetic fibre ropes.

Conditions of employment

  • Secret security clearance
  • Valid Health Canada Medical for seagoing personnel. 
  • Maintain a valid Certificate of Competency.
  • Requirement to go to sea for prolonged periods of time and in adverse weather conditions.
  • Requirement to wear and maintain a uniform, safety footwear, and personal protective equipment to Canadian Coast Guard standards.
  • Willingness and ability to work overtime as required. - Willingness to be deployed within the Atlantic Region.
  • Compliance with the CCG Safety Management System and Standards. 
  • Adherence to the Canadian Coast Guard Respiratory Protection Program.
  • For vessels assigned primarily to Search and Rescue operations, employees must be within 30 minutes response time to the vessel during assigned work period.
  • Valid Canadian Passport (for identified positions)
  • Must be willing and able to travel by air, land or by sea.

Other information

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

All information obtained throughout the selection process, from the time of application to close of process, may be used to evaluate the candidates. 

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. 

ORGANIZATIONAL NEEDS: The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group. Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women.


Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first. Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Job applications must be submitted through the GC Jobs website  

Contact information

Candice Reath, Fleet Staffing Officer


Job Title Fishing Officer/Fishing Mate
Job Details
Posted By Atlantic Region Canadian Coast Guard a department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Start Date
Salary $39.14 to $43.39 per hour
Location St. John's (Newfoundland and Labrador), Dartmouth (Nova Scotia)
Deadline for Application
Contact Phone #
Contact Email Candice.Reath(at)
Categories and Description
Ship's Main Trading Area Ship's Main Trading Area -> East Coast / Gulf
Term Term -> Long-term
Position / Rank Position -> Watchkeeping Mate