Canadian Coast Guard based in Victoria, BC is inviting applications from suitable candidates for the position of Deckhand. Canadian Coast Guard can be defined as a Special Operating Agency within Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO). We work to embrace proactive culture for 24/7 service to Canadians and for Canadians. We are known to be responsible for duties such as response to on-water and maritime incidents using a variety of vessels, hovercraft, helicopters, and small craft; and providing vital information and assistance to vessels, including navigation support, distress and safety communications and coordination of maritime trade. We have also got an announcement by the government of Canada, an Oceans Protection Plan, a whole of government approach to improve marine safety, to work with Indigenous groups, provinces, territories, and other stakeholders to better co-manage Canada’s oceans. We are known to be dedicated to deliver on this significant initiative and other departmental commitments. We always look for enthusiastic, motivated individuals to join our team in making an impact on the lives of Canadians. The candidates who will get selected for the vacancy will be required to start the work as soon as possible. The vacancies refer to full time or casual employment. The candidate has to work in Secondment, Specified Period, Indeterminate, shift work, rotating hours and variable hours of work.

Job Description:

Employer Name: Canadian Coast Guard
Position: Deckhand
No of Vacancies: To be determined
Salary: $55,576 annually
Employment Type: Full time
Location: Victoria (BC), Vancouver Island – Other Locations (BC), Hay River (NT)
Shifts: Secondment, Specified Period, Indeterminate, shift work, overtime hours
Last Date of Application: 31st December, 2022


Languages: Candidates must have knowledge of the English Language.
Education: Candidates need standard educational qualifications such as a Bridge Watch certificate, Able Seafarer Certificate, Small Vessel Operator, Proficiency (SVOP) certificate or higher, Small Vessel Machinery Operator (SVMO) certificate or higher, Marine Medical Care, OFA or other First Aid certification without a marine component and Possession and Acquisition License.
Candidates need certificates to fulfill Marine Emergency Duties Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) – Basic Safety training course completed within the last 5 years OR valid Marine Emergency Duties, Certificate of Proficiency in STCW Basic Safety, Marine Emergency Duties STCW – Survival Craft training course completed within the last 5 years OR valid Marine Emergency Duties Certificate of Proficiency in STCW Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boats, ROC-MC Radio Operator’s Certificate – Maritime Commercial and Valid Marine Basic First Aid or Marine Advanced First Aid
Experience: Candidates need experience of working in a marine environment, working at sea for extended periods of time and using power tools in an industrial setting

Physical Requirements:

To be determined

Other Requirements:

  • The candidate should have judgement skills
  • The candidate should be able to demonstrate Integrity and Respect
  • The candidate should have an effective interpersonal skills
  • The candidate should have a valid Reliability Security Clearance
  • The candidate should have a valid Medical (Transport Canada Marine Medical or Health Canada Periodic 3) – no limitations
  • The candidates who are Canadian Citizens, need a valid Canadian Passport or for candidates who are Canadian Permanent Residents, need a valid Passport from a recognized Passport Issuing Authority.
  • The candidate must be willing and able to wear a Respiratory Protection device and meet the standard of the CCG Respiratory Protection Program – RPP
  • The candidate must be willing to wear and maintain a uniform per Canadian Coast Guard standards, inclusive of CSA approved safety footwear and maintain job related personal safety equipment
  • The candidate must be willing and able to be deployed
  • The candidates who are hired as employees are the part of the core public administration are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and attest to their vaccination status unless accommodated based on a medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground for discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act.
  • The candidate should be able to work for overtime
  • The candidate must be willing and able to go to sea for prolonged periods of time (including Arctic Waters) in adverse weather conditions, and on various classes of vessels (Up to 42 days)
  • The candidate must be willing and able to travel by air, land, or by sea


  • The candidate should be able to maintain deck equipment and machinery, shipboard cleanliness and husbandry, performs seamanship duties, carpentry work and simple repairs to engines
  • The candidate should be able to stand at watch at sea and in port, on the bridge as a lookout, or at the forecastle as a bow lookout
  • The candidate should be able to assist in loading, stowing, securing and discharging of cargo and supplies, and in delivering equipment and stores ashore
  • The candidate should be able to participate in shipboard safety drills (fire, ship abandonment, damage control, recovery of persons overboard), and assists in the testing of safety equipment and systems
  • The candidate should be able to provide all support necessary to ensure CCG meets its mandate.


  • The employees get to work in a well known company
  • The employees get an inclusive and a barrier free work environment
  • The employees get to work in a place who is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve.
  • The employees get employment equity at the work environment
  • The employees get competitive salary and other financial benefits
  • The employees get various paid leave benefits

Company Overview:

The Canadian Coast Guard is known to be entrusted to deliver valuable programs and services to Canadians that save lives, protect the environment and support our Canadian economy. The company is known to offer an exciting sea-going and shore-based career opportunities in the delivery of critical maritime safety, security and response services. The company has also recieved a special recognition as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People.

How to apply:

If the position is fit for you and the basic requirements are fulfilled then you can now apply directly to the employer (along with your resume and certifications/training certificates that are listed above) through below mentioned details.

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We thank all the applicants for showing their interest and trust in us, however, only the most eligible candidates will be selected and conducted for further procedure directly from employers, in between no charges/fees or original documents will be asked from any applicant. All the best!

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