Department of Fisheries and Oceans and Canadian Coast Guard
A Canadian Coast Guard student in a knot-tying class

Recognized as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2018)

Here are some of the reasons why Department of Fisheries and Oceans and Canadian Coast Guard was selected as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2018):

  • Department of Fisheries and Oceans and 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, rocking climbing, white water rafting, canoeing and kayaking
  • Department of Fisheries and Oceans and Canadian Coast Guard helps employees prepare for the future with contributions to a defined benefit and defined contribution pension plan and health benefits that extend to retirees (with no age limit)
  • Department of Fisheries and Oceans and Canadian Coast Guard invests in ongoing employee development with subsidies for tuition and professional accreditation, and a variety of in-house and online training programs, including apprenticeships
Canadian Coast Guard College students in one of the college's two navigation simulators   (Photo credit: Andrew Tolson)

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 11,125
Average age of employees in Canada 45
Longest serving employee 46 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
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 (2018)

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 (2018):

  • Department of Fisheries and Oceans and Canadian Coast Guard maintains dedicated training to help individuals become Ships' Officers as well as Coast Guards -- additionally, the departments jointly manage an Inshore Rescue Boat Program to provide search and rescue 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 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, interdepartmental and internal speed mentoring sessions, and a Career Boot Camp
  • 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)
Employees at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and Canadian Coast Guard's Young Professionals Network (YPN) participating in the network's career bootcamp event

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 11,125
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 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

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, 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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