Applicants must meet the following mandatory requirements in order to be considered for the position:


Education – must have successfully completed Grade 12 or equivalent

Citizenship – must be a Canadian citizen or have a Landed immigrant status

Security – must be able to pass a government security check to the “Enhanced Reliability” level


Other General Skills & Qualifications


Fisheries Observers deployed to commercial fishing vessels are in a position of responsibility and must possess the following general skills and qualifications:


  • Mature, responsible and capable of working independently
  • Good health and physical condition
  • Ability to interact with others in a professional manner
  • Mobility and availability
  • Responsive and reliable on short notice
  • Not prone to motion sickness (seasickness)
  • Ability to complete technical written reports and complete data forms

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS (Preferred but not required)

While the following are not required for the position, we encourage applications from people with any of the following skills & backgrounds:


  • Bilingual - proficiency in both English and French
  • Experience with the commercial fishing industry
  • Sea experience
  • Field data collection
  • Additional education

If you meet the minimum qualifications and would like to be a Fisheries Observer we invite you to apply.


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