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La Garde côtière canadienne (GCC) possède et exploite la flotte civile du gouvernement fédéral et fournit aux Canadiens des services maritimes essentiels, notamment les suivants: recherche et sauvetage en mer, intervention en cas de pollution marine, services de communications et de gestion du trafic maritimes, services de déglaçage et de gestion des glaces, aides à la navigation, à l'entretien des canaux et au soutien d'autres ministères, conseils et agences du gouvernement en fournissant des navires, des aéronefs et d'autres services.

En tant qu'organisme service spécial de Pêches et Océans Canada (MPO), la GCC aide le MPO à s'acquitter de sa responsabilité d'assurer des voies navigables sécuritaires et accessibles aux Canadiens....
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Posted date [2020-Nov-09] (ID: 1938)

Canadian Coast Guard

We are currently looking for qualified navigation officers to join our team!
Selection process number: 19-DFO-CEN-EA-CCG-266765  (SO MAO 03-08)

What qualities and interests are important?

  • Strong interest for sciences and technological equipment
  • Have an interest in working at sea
  • Good concentration, communication and adaptation capabilities
  • Good work organization and be able to set priorities
  • Leadership and good judgement
  • Team work capabilities
  • Taste for adventure and travel!

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

Job TitlesNavigation Officer, Commanding Officer, Chief Mate, Chief Officer, Second Officer, Third Officer
TenureTerm (Relief) Opportunities
Locations: Various locations in Ontario and Québec
Rates of Pay:  $68,681 to $98,571 annual salary not including overtime
Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad

Qualifications candidates must possess (essential):

  • English Essential (Ontario), Bilingual (AAA/AAA)(BBB/BBB)(AAA/BBB)(Quebec)
  • Valid Transport Canada Watchkeeping mate, near coastal or higher
  • Valid Marine Emergency Duties (MED) with respect to Basic Safety-STCW
  • Valid Marine Emergency Duties (MED) Proficiency in Advanced Firefighting- STCW
  • Valid Marine Emergency Duties (MED) Proficiency in survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boats-STCW
  • Leadership

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


For questions in English please contact:

Jayson Briscoe, Human Resources Advisor, Jayson.Briscoe(at) 

For questions in French please contact:

Nathalie Doiron, Human Resources Advisor, Nathalie.Doiron(at)


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Job Details
Posted By Canadian Coast Guard
Start Date
Location various locations across Ontario and Québec
Deadline for Application
Contact Phone #
Contact Email Jayson.Briscoe(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 -> Watchkeeping Mate