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Government is one of the largest employers in marine. From Coast Guard to Transport Canada to the Transportation Safety Board, thousands of women and men lend their expertise to help ensure the safety, security and sustainability of the industry. Government's critical roles include marine policy, safety and security, regulatory, marine personnel certification, accident investigation and operational support in areas such as search and rescue, traffic management and icebreaking.
CANADIAN
COAST GUARD
"After almost seven years working for Algoma Central Corporation as a 2/3rd officer I am now a full-time tug captain in Thunder Bay harbour currently working towards my Masters 500 Domestic. I look forward to a long career in the marine industry."
- Capt.
Sarah Lewis
With offices and stations in all regions across Canada, the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) offers candidates a range of positions, including specialists in aids to navigation, environmental response, icebreaking, communications, security, waterways management, search and rescue as well as corporate administration and management positions.

CCG mariners and shore-based staff support and operate the Government of Canada civilian fleet composed of a diverse and multi-purpose fleet of icebreakers, hovercrafts, buoy tenders, scientific research vessels, search and rescue vessels. The CCG fleet also provides support to other government activities such as enforcement (police and fisheries management) and hydrographic services.

All job openings with the CCG are posted on GC Jobs

CCG offers three fully funded training program streams at the Canadian Coast Guard College in Sydney (Nova Scotia):
Marine navigation or marine engineering officer training
Marine Communications and Traffic Services training
Graduates of the Canadian Coast Guard College are guaranteed a full-time position with CCG. The Canadian Coast Guard College also provides training to their employees in other areas, including:
Search and rescue / environmental response
Electronics and informatics technical training
TRANSPORT
CANADA
"After almost seven years working for Algoma Central Corporation as a 2/3rd officer I am now a full-time tug captain in Thunder Bay harbour currently working towards my Masters 500 Domestic. I look forward to a long career in the marine industry."
- Capt.
Sarah Lewis
Transport Canada (TC) is the Federal Government Department responsible for developing transportation policies and programs that ensure a safe and secure, efficient and environmentally responsible transportation system for Canadians. TC plays an important role in Canada's marine sector with responsibilities in a diverse range of areas:
Overseeing marine safety for recreational and commercial vessels
Marine safety
Training and certification of seafarers
Vessel licensing and registration for commercial vessels and pleasure crafts
Vessel inspection and certification of Canadian and non-Canadian commercial vessels and fishing vessels
Protecting Canada’s navigable waters and research on water navigability
Requirements and compliance for vessel design, construction and maintenance
Arctic shipping including voyage reporting requirements, pollution prevention rules, cruise ships, polar class vessel requirements, crewing requirements
Service standards at federally funded ports, Canada Port Authorities, small craft harbours, anchorages
With locations across the country, TC offers a wide range of full and part-time employment opportunities in both operational and administrative lines of work.

All job openings with Transport Canada are posted on GC Jobs.
Marine pollution and environmental response
TRANSPORTATION
SAFETY BOARD
"Marine engineering is an exciting and stimulating field which combines dexterity and sharp technical skills. Whether it's aboard ship for a long or short voyage, or in a related position on shore, there are countless opportunities and career choices available for a marine engineer."
François | Regional Senior Investigator, Engineering/Marine – Central Region
The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) is an independent government agency established to conduct investigations into marine, air, pipeline, and rail transportation incidents and accidents in order to advance transportation safety in Canada. The TSB also works internationally in partnership with other countries and organizations dedicated to transportation safety.
MARINE INVESTIGATION
Marine investigators are typically qualified Masters, Chief Engineers or Naval Architects. They deploy to the sites of accidents to collect information; they do research and analysis to identify the causes of the occurrence and identify risks; and, finally, they prepare detailed reports for publication. Most investigators work from field offices across the country so that they can respond quickly to transportation incidents anywhere in Canada.

All job openings with the Transportation Safety Board of Canada are posted on GC Jobs.
MANAGEMENT &
ADMINISTRATION
A wide range of skilled professionals is needed to support the work of the TSB including engineers, scientists, statisticians, administrators, finance experts, human resource personnel, and information technology and management specialists, as well as communications and publishing professionals.

All job openings with the Transportation Safety Board of Canada are posted on GC Jobs.
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NAVIGATION OFFICER
The Canadian Coast Guard marine navigation training program prepares you for a career as a marine deck officer. The training prepares you to operate a Coast Guard or commercial vessel.
All job openings with CCG are posted on GC Jobs. To find out which positions are available, choose Fisheries and Oceans Canada from the GC Organizations dropdown menu. This will refine your search and make it easier to find new CCG openings.
ENGINEERING OFFICER
The Canadian Coast Guard marine engineering training program prepares you for a career as a marine engineering officer. Marine engineering officers are responsible for the safe operation and maintenance of all equipment and structures aboard vessels.
All job openings with CCG are posted on GC Jobs. To find out which positions are available, choose Fisheries and Oceans Canada from the GC Organizations dropdown menu. This will refine your search and make it easier to find new CCG openings.
MARINE COMMUNICATIONS AND TRAFFIC SERVICES OFFICER
Marine Communications and Traffic Services (MCTS) officers are the eyes and ears of the Canadian Coast Guard providing services to navigators, recreational boaters, fishers and government departments and agencies. Career opportunities as an MCTS officer include regional training officers, regional program specialists, Canadian Coast Guard College instructor, MCTS centre shift supervisor and officer-in-charge and various positions within the Federal Public Service.
All job openings with CCG are posted on GC Jobs. To find out which positions are available, choose Fisheries and Oceans Canada from the GC Organizations dropdown menu. This will refine your search and make it easier to find new CCG openings.
ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGISTS
The Canadian Coast Guard employees a team of informatics and electronics technologists based in several centres located throughout Canada that provide essential technological support services that ensures safe and effective marine transportation and environmental protection. Electronics technologists provide technical support to the CCG fleet of vessels, aids to navigation and Marine Communications and Traffic Services. The CCG hires electronic technologists who are trained at provincial colleges and universities.
All job openings with CCG are posted on GC Jobs. To find out which positions are available, choose Fisheries and Oceans Canada from the GC Organizations dropdown menu. This will refine your search and make it easier to find new CCG openings.