Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard
Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard   (Photo credit: Matt Whelan)

Recognized as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2019):

Here are some of the reasons why Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard was selected as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2019):

  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard employees work across the country in a variety of unique settings, while head office employees are located in downtown Ottawa with nearby access to the Rideau Canal and Parliamentary Precinct, as well as year-round access to a number of sporting and active lifestyle options including skiing, skating, rock climbing, white water rafting, canoeing and kayaking
  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard offers exceptional family-friendly benefits, including maternity and parental leave top-up payments for new mothers (to 93% of salary for up to 52 weeks) and parental top-up for fathers and adoptive parents (to 93% of salary for up to 35 weeks) -- employees can also extend their leave into an unpaid leave of absence
A Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard helicopter flies over Parliament Hill  

Highlights

Industry Federal government, administration of conservation programs
Established in Canada 1868
Parent company Government of Canada
Parent company head office Ottawa ON
Major Canadian hiring locations Moncton NB, Montréal QC, Vancouver BC, Victoria BC, Halifax NS, Ottawa ON, St. John's NL, Québec QC, Sarnia ON
Full-time employees in Canada 11,522
Part-time employees in Canada 582
Average age of employees in Canada 44 years
Longest serving employee 50 years
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension, defined-contribution (DC) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 80% of the premiums
Alternative work options flexible work hours, 35-hour work week (with full pay), compressed work week, telecommuting, earned days off program
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 12 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 6 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, mentoring, paid internships
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 1 paid day)

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2019):

Here are some of the reasons why Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2019):

  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard offers the Canadian Coast Guard Officer Training Program, a 4-year program that trains individuals to become Ship's Officers serving at sea -- in exchange for a commitment to serve with the Canadian Coast Guard for a period upon graduation, cadets receive paid education, textbooks, training, uniforms, room and board, and a monthly allowance
  • Candidates in the Officer program initially work as cadets, eventually progressing to more senior roles after successful classroom and field training and upon program completion, cadets receive a Bachelor of Technology in Nautical Sciences from Cape Breton University, a Canadian Coast Guard College diploma, Commercial Certification recognized by Transport Canada and opportunities for career advancement both at sea and ashore
  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard maintains a dedicated Young Professionals Network to provide employees with professional development, networking and learning opportunities -- with over 400 members across the country, the network hosts a number of events throughout the year including two nationally broadcast "Armchair Discussions" with senior management, fun social activities and a full-day Career Boot Camp
Staff at Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard  

Highlights

Industry Federal government, administration of conservation programs
Major Canadian hiring locations Moncton NB, Montréal QC, Vancouver BC, Victoria BC, Halifax NS, Ottawa ON, St. John's NL, Québec QC, Sarnia ON
Full-time employees in Canada 11,522
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Career development in-house training, online training, mentoring, apprenticeship/skilled trades programs
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Unique initiatives Canadian Coast Guard hires Inshore Rescue Boat crew members through the FSWEP program each summer, young professionals may have the opportunity to attend senior management meetings as observers or participants, including the Director General's Policy and Management Committee and the Canadian Coast Guard Management Board

The Career Directory

Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Students on a Canadian Coast Guard boat

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Federal government, administration of conservation programs
Full-time employees in Canada 10,000 to 25,000
Parent company Government of Canada
Parent company head office Ottawa ON
Major Canadian hiring locations Moncton NB, Montréal QC, Vancouver BC, Victoria BC, Halifax NS, Ottawa ON, St. John's NL, Québec QC, Sarnia ON
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring
Other info for new grads manages training programs for Canadian Coast Guard Officer, Marine Engineering Officer, Marine Navigation Officer, and Fisheries Officer, participates in the Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP) and Research Affiliate Program (RAP)
Typical new grad positions Officer Cadet, Marine Navigation Officer, Captain In Training, Fisheries Officer, Junior Biologist, Project Engineering, Project Manager, Engineering Technician, Engineering Technologist, Junior Environmental Officer, Research Scientist, Aquatic Science Biologist, Aquatic Science Advisor, Aquatic Science Chemist, Physical Scientist, Aquatic Science Technician, Research Technician, Multidisciplinary Hydrographer
Starting salary $55K to $60K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, transit subsidies, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 1 paid day)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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