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Saltwater Husbandry Technicians (full time with benefits)

Listing Number: 5413
Wage Comment:

Cermaq Canada is currently accepting applications for multiple full time Saltwater Husbandry Technicians openings to join our dynamic teams at our seasites located on the West Coast and East Coast of Vancouver Island. There is company provided bus and boat transportation.

As a Husbandry Technician you’ll play a critical role in growing healthy salmon in a sustainable manner. You’ll spend the majority of your day outside on the water caring for the fish. You will apply best practices in feeding techniques and use your analytical skills to collect data and report on the health of our fish.
You’ll have the chance to work with and live with a group of hardworking, dedicated employees. Housing is provided at the seasite and is well-equipped with exercise equipment, satellite TV, and Internet – a true home away from home. This role is the perfect opportunity to satisfy your love of the outdoors, expand your husbandry skills, and contribute to our communities through sustainable aquaculture.
Cermaq Canada owns and operates 28 sea sites across the Island, including operations in the Broughton Archipelago (Port McNeil), Okisollo Channel (Campbell River), and Clayoquot Sound (Tofino).Company provided transportation to Tofino and Port McNeill is available from select North Island communities.

Status: Permanent, full-time position
Shift: 8 days on, 6 days off; 10 hours per day for a total of 80 hours every two weeks.
Benefits: Employer-paid benefits (BC Care Card, Extended Health & Dental and matching RRSPs) after probation


•Providing support to the seasite through general husbandry operations to ensure a healthy lifecycle of the fish from smolt intakes, to growth, to harvest
•Applying appropriate feeding strategies to grow and manage fish welfare, either through hand feeding or auto-feeding techniques
•Monitoring fish activity and conducting environmental monitoring and sampling activities to ensure proper fish welfare
•Maintaining a clean, safe, and biosecure site by performing simple maintenance, setting up sites, and closing sites
•Operating heavy machinery such as forklifts and boats


•You have previous education or work experience in aquaculture, preferably within a salmon rearing setting
•You consider yourself a team player, get along great with others and are always looking to lend a hand
•You can also work independently and without supervision; you take initiative and apply your critical thinking skills to solve problems
•You are physically fit, enjoy being outside, are willing to work in all types of weather conditions, and are comfortable being on the water
•You are dependable, work safely, and have a strong work ethic and positive attitude
•Your maintenance experience would be considered an asset


•Prerequisites to hiring include a physical fitness test, a criminal record check and reference checks
•This position is camp-based transportation is provided to the sea site from Port McNeil,Campbell River,and Tofino
oYou can meet the transportation to Port McNeil in these communities: Courtenay and Campbell River.
oYou can meet the transportation to Tofino in these communities: Campbell River, Courtenay, Coombs, Port Alberni, and Ahousaht.
•Only applicants who are legally allowed to work in Canada will be considered

Fax Number: 250-286-0042 : 250-725-1250
Notes: HOW TO APPLY: •If your qualifications meet the application requirements and you would like to apply for this opportunity please forward your resume and cover letter, stating “Saltwater Husbandry Technician 2” in the subject line in person or by fax, to either of our offices at: Campbell River Office -203-919 Island Highway Campbell River, BC Fax: 250-286-0042 Tofino Office - 61-4th Street Tofino, BC Fax: 250-725-1250 For more information about this opportunity please visit our careers page at Cermaq Canada is an equal opportunities employer who provides a workplace that is free of discrimination. Cermaq Canada has a progressive view of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.Although wholly committed to hire the best candidate available, we strongly encourage applications from Indigenous peoples for this role.