Fisheries and Oceans Canada
St. John's, NL
Canadian Coast Guard (an Agency of Fisheries and Oceans Canada) - Fleet
St. John's (Newfoundland and Labrador), Dartmouth (Nova Scotia)
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Closing date: N/A

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.
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Important messages
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.

Your application in this inventory will be active for 90 days. A notice that your application is about to expire will be posted to the "My jobs menu" of your account 7 days before the end of your active period. If you do not take action, your application will no longer be active and therefore no longer considered for this inventory. Should your application become inactive while the process is still open, a notice will be posted to your account indicating that your application has expired. You may select the link "Update my Inventory Status" to reaffirm your interest. If your application expires, you can re-submit your application at any time while the inventory process is still open.

Please provide a valid e-mail address as correspondence will be sent via e-mail whenever possible.

Candidates are required to provide the name, current email and telephone for one (1) work related reference when you submit your applications.

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!

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Intent of the process
ANTICIPATORY STAFFING...A pool of qualified candidates will be established and may be used to staff positions on an indeterminate, term, casual or acting basis. Candidates must clearly identify which location(s) (Dartmouth, St. John's or both) they are applying for. 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.
Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide
Your résumé.

You must meet all essential qualifications in order to be appointed to the position. Other qualifications may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed. Some essential and other qualifications will be assessed through your application. It is your responsibility to provide appropriate examples that illustrate how you meet each qualification. Failing to do so could result in your application being rejected.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
Possession of valid Marine Emergency Duties certificate (STCW Basic Safety [A1 & B2])

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

Information on language requirements

Effective Interpersonal Skills


The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
  • Possession of valid Marine Emergency Duties Certificate - Proficiency in Survival Craft & Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boats [B1]
  • Required for periods of employment in excess of 6 months
Professional Cook's Certificate

Valid Marine Basic first aid certificate.

Experience in Hospitality/Hotel Services or providing professional housekeeping or janitorial services or services with the food industry or experience as a steward on an ocean going vessel.

Experience working as a cook.

Experience on seagoing vessels.

Experience as a Steward on a Coast Guard vessel.

Experience in taking inventories and ordering supplies.

Organizational Needs

Membership in one of the designated Employment Equity groups.

Operational Requirements

Requirement to work overtime when required.

Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance

. Valid Health Canada Medical for seagoing personnel
. Requirement to go to sea for prolonged periods of time (including Arctic Waters) and in adverse weather conditions
. Requirement to wear and maintain a uniform and Personal Protective Equipment to Coast Guard standards
. Compliance with the CCG Safety Management System and Standards
. Adherence to Canadian Coast Guard Respiratory Protection Program
. Willingness to be deployed within the Atlantic Region
. Valid Canadian Passport (for identified positions).
. For vessels assigned primarily to Search and Rescue operations, must be within 30 minutes response time to the vessel during assigned work period.
. Must be willing and able to travel by air, land or by sea

Other information
Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application.

Candidates must meet the essential qualifications to be appointed to a position.

Candidates may be required to meet the asset qualifications or the organizational needs, depending on the requirements of the specific position being staffed.

Acknowledgment of receipt of applications will not be sent; we will contact candidates when the screening process is completed.

Reference checks will be sought.

An interview may be administered.

The Public Service of Canada recognizes that the diversity of its employees' population contributes to its strength and integrity. We are committed to achieving employment equity and developing a highly capable workforce that is representative of Canadian Society. We therefore encourage women (especially in non-traditional occupations), Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minority groups to apply and declare themselves as part of one or more of the above mentioned Employment Equity Designated Groups.

As an equal opportunity employer, Fisheries and Oceans Canada is committed to accommodating the needs of persons with disabilities. If you have any health or physical limitations, which may adversely affect your performance during any phase of the appointment process, please identify any accommodation needed.

Please note that it is the responsibility of the candidate to advise the Regional staffing representative of any requirement for accommodation. Should you decide to proceed with the assessment without due accommodation, there will not be an opportunity to request accommodation after the fact and you must accept the assessment results.

You must provide proof of your education credentials and occupational certification.

A Statement of Merit Criteria and Work Description are available upon request.

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.

The Public Service of Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the Public Service Commission or the departmental official in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.