Marine Communications and Traffic Services (MCTS) Officer, Ab-initio Trainee

The Canadian Coast Guard is inviting applications from suitable candidates for the position of Marine Communications and Traffic Services (MCTS) Officer, Ab-initio Trainee at various locations. 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 permanent employment. The candidate has to work overtime, weekend and Shift shifts. The candidates not selected will also be considered for further opportunities.

Job Description:

Employer Name: Canadian Coast Guard
Position: Marine Communications and Traffic Services (MCTS) Officer, Ab-initio Trainee
No of Vacancies: To be determined
Salary: $44,916 to $61,424 annually
Employment Type: Full time
Location: Prince Rupert (British Columbia), Victoria (British Columbia), Happy Valley-Goose Bay (Newfoundland and Labrador), Placentia (Newfoundland and Labrador), Port-aux-Basques (Newfoundland and Labrador), Halifax (Nova Scotia), Sydney (Nova Scotia), Iqaluit (Nunavut), Prescott (Ontario), Sarnia (Ontario), Les Escoumins (Québec), Québec (Québec)
Last Date of Application: 4th October 2023
Shifts: Weekends, Shift work, Overtime shifts


Languages: Candidates must have knowledge of the English and Bilingual Imperative Languages.
Education: Candidates need standard educational qualification such as a secondary school diploma or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.
Experience: Candidates need experience in various fields, the details of the same are mentioned below

Physical Requirements:

To be determined

Other Requirements:

  • The candidate should be able to multitask and do various tasks at the same time
  • The candidate should be able to work 24/7.
  • The candidate should have competency in skills associated with MCTS Officer duties (Arithmetic, Checking, Coding, Memory, and Spatial Ability). Note: this will be assessed using the MCTS Aptitude Test.
  • The candidate should have the ability to keyboard
  • The candidate should have the ability to communicate orally
  • The candidate should have the ability to communicate in writing
  • The candidate should be able to work with others
  • The candidate should have client service orientation
  • The candidate should be able to manage difficult situations
  • The candidate should have adaptability skills
  • The candidate should have judgement and decision making skills
  • The candidate should be able to work with an initiative
  • The candidate should have experience in a marine environment (for example – member of a Ship’s crew, Navigation Officer, Commercial Fisheries, Sea Cadets, etc…)
  • The candidate should have the knowledge of Inuit culture, society and economy (Iqaluit only)
  • The candidate should have the knowledge of environmental characteristics of the Nunavut Settlement Area (Iqaluit only)
  • The candidate should be willing to relocate based on operational requirements
  • The candidate should be able to fulfill the health assessment requirements
  • The candidate should be willing and able to travel
  • All the candidates should be vaccinated against COVID-19.


  • The candidate has to provide one of the first responses to ships and vessels in distress
  • The candidate has to oversee the safety of Canada’s waterways by listening for distress and safety calls, monitoring marine traffic to prevent accidents, making sure that vessels comply with Canadian laws, and by broadcasting maritime safety information, such as weather and navigational warnings
  • The candidate should be able to cope up with fast paced job responsibilities
  • The candidate has to speak with vessel captains and crews in all kinds of situations, and are often the first contact in a marine emergency or crisis.
  • The candidate has to act as a go-between for Search and Rescue and the vessel in danger, and are often the voice those in danger look to for advice and comfort.


  • The employees may be eligible for staff housing and the reimbursement of relocation costs
  • The employees get Isolated Post Allowances (Northern Allowance) range from $7,000 to $33,000, which is based on location and if the employee has dependents or is occupying staff housing.
  • The employees get the benefits of Vacation Travel Assistance
  • 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

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, certifications/training certificates that are listed above and being prepared for the screening questions) 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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