Department of Fisheries and Oceans and Canadian Coast Guard
Canadian Coast Guard employees on an inshore rescue boat

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why Department of Fisheries and Oceans and Canadian Coast Guard was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2017):

  • Department of Fisheries and Oceans and Canadian Coast Guard maintain dedicated training to help individuals become Ships' Officers as well as Coast Guards -- additionally, the departments manage an Inshore Rescue Boat Program to provide employment experience and mentorship to post-secondary students
  • Department of Fisheries and Oceans and Canadian Coast Guard maintain a dedicated Young Professionals Network to provide employees with professional development, networking and learning opportunities -- with approximately 390 members across the country, the network hosts a number of events throughout the year including the "Spend a Day with a Senior Manager" initiative, interdepartmental and internal speed mentoring and a Career Boot Camp, offered in collaboration with related networks at other departments
  • Through the Fisheries Officer Program, candidates work as Cadets initially, progressing to more senior roles upon successful classroom and field training (training is approximately 34 months through the departmental Fishery Officer Career Progression Program)
Canadian Coast Guard employee training apprentices

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 10,251
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Career development in-house training, online training, mentoring, leadership training, apprenticeship/skilled trades programs
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Unique initiatives maintains a Young Professionals Network which organizes events such as the "Spend a Day with a Senior Manager" initiative (an external and internal job shadowing program), end-of-term student mixers, MegaConnEX (interdepartmental speed mentoring), internal speed mentoring and reverse mentoring events, Career Boot Camp (interdepartmental event offered in collaboration with various YPNs) and events led by the DFO Innovation Lab, such as regular "Ted and Teas" where young professionals discuss opportunities to leverage new ideas and innovation

The Career Directory

Department of Fisheries and Oceans and 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
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 10,000 to 25,000
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
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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