Employment and Career Opportunities with the Canadian Coast Guard
The Canadian Coast Guard is, first and foremost, an institution composed of highly qualified women and men who provide essential marine services to Canadians, sometimes in hazardous conditions. Below are a few career profiles:
- Marine Communications and Traffic Services Officer
- Ship's Electrician Officer
- Marine Engineering Officer
- Navigation Officer
- Ship's Cook and steward
- Boatswain - Helms (man-woman) - Deck hand
- Ship’s Mechanical Assistant
- Rescue specialist
- Marine Electronics Technologist
Every summer, the Canadian Coast Guard hires students to be part of Search and Rescue teams in its Inshore Rescue Boat Service. As part of the Federal Student Work Experience Program, students enrolled full-time at a university, college or CEGEP can apply.
Canadian Coast Guard College
The Canadian Coast Guard College is located in Sydney Nova Scotia. The College offers unique learning opportunities for Officer Cadets in Marine Navigation and Marine Engineering, as well as for Marine Communications and Traffic Services Officers.
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