Fish Culture Technician

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

People & HR
Posted on Saturday, June 22, 2024

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Fish Culture Technician

Reference number: DFO24J-021179-000146
Selection process number: 24-DFO-PAC-EA-624779
Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Pacific Salmon Strategy Inititative, Salmon Enhancement Program
Various locations
$26.70 to $29.03 per hour

For further information on the organization, please visit Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Closing date: 20 June 2025 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents abroad.

Apply online

Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard are stronger and most effective when we reflect the diversity of the Canadian population we serve. In support of achieving a diversified workforce, first consideration may be given to candidates self-declaring as belonging to one of the following employment equity groups: Indigenous Peoples, Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities, and Women. As part of your application to this selection process, we invite you to self-declare which employment equity group(s) you belong to. To learn more, visit our website on Self-declaring for Government of Canada jobs:

You must ensure that your application includes an up-to-date resume and must complete all of the screening questions clearly demonstrating with concrete information and examples how you meet the essential education and experience criteria. It is insufficient to simply state that you do have the essential education and experience criteria; the Selection Board requires illustrative information and examples in the screening question responses. Failure to complete the screening questions will result in your elimination from the selection process.

You must meet all essential qualifications in order to be appointed to the position. Other qualifications may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed.

Depending on the position being staffed, any other requirements may also be deemed as essential or asset requirements for the position.

Applications will be periodically pulled and reviewed/assessed based on needs. The first pull of candidate applications could be as early as July 5, 2024. It is therefore important for candidates to apply online as soon as possible. Other screening processes will be conducted periodically as vacancies arise.

Work environment

The Salmon Enhancement Program operates 23 salmon hatcheries and spawning channels that are an integral component in Canada’s effort to support sustainable fisheries. The Salmon Enhancement Program is conducting a hiring process seeking candidates for Fish Culture Technician (GL-MAN-03) positions. Staff members at these facilities are involved in many aspects of hatchery operations and fish production. If you are an energetic and adventurous individual, who doesn’t mind getting wet, enjoys working as part of a team in an outdoor environment, join our family of dedicated employees.

Intent of the process

A pool of fully and/or partially qualified candidates resulting from this inventory may be used to staff similar positions of various tenures in the DFO Pacific Region.

Positions to be filled at Nitinat Hatchery, Robertson Creek Hatchery, Conuma Hatchery, Quinsam Hatchery, Puntledge Hatchery, Big Qualicum Hatchery, Little Qualicum Hatchery and Rosewall Hatchery, Snootli Hatchery.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

Contact information for 2 references.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

• A secondary school diploma or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience.

Degree equivalency

• Experience in equipment operation, maintenance or repair.
• Experience working in outdoor environments. This could include working outdoors on fishery, forestry, parks projects or other labour relevant to hatcheries.

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

• Graduation/enrolled with a diploma/certificate/degree in a related field from a recognized post-secondary institution.

Degree equivalency

Occupational Certification:

Possession of the following occupational certifications may be required for certain positions
• Completion of Swift Water Rescue Training
• Pleasure Craft Operators Certificate- Jet Boat Operation Training
• Radio Operators Licence-
• Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL)
• St. John’s Ambulance Standard First Aid CPR C with AED
• Bear Awareness Training
• Trade ticket (e.g. welding, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, etc.)
• WHMIS training
• Transportation of dangerous goods certificate
• Class 3 or 4 Driver’s licence
• Air Brake Certification
• Forklift Operator Certification
• ATV Operators Certification
• Rigging and slinging certification
• Power saw limbing and bucking training

• Experience operating and maintaining equipment associated with a fish culture facility.
• Experience in the collection of biological data.
• Experience in all aspects of Pacific salmon culture.
• Experience working at spawning channels.
• Experience in river swims for stock and habitat assessment purposes.
• Experience working cooperatively with First Nations, volunteers, and other stakeholders.
• Experience with stock assessment and habitat restoration projects.

Operational Requirements
• Valid driver’s license

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

English essential

Information on language requirements

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard are committed to establishing and maintaining a workforce representative of the population it serves. In order to achieve this representative workforce, preference may be given to candidates who, at the time of application, indicate that they are belonging to one of the following Employment Equity groups (self-declaration): Indigenous peoples, Women, Visible Minorities and Persons with Disabilities.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

Conditions of employment
• Possess a valid Health Canada Medical.
• Travel, occasionally for overnight durations.
• Work in adverse weather conditions.
• Work weekends, holidays, shift work, and overtime.
• Participate in facility Occupational Safety & Health program and training.
• Work on and offsite standby as required.
• Obtain and maintain a standard first aid certification with CPR.
• Able to carry out field operation which may include but are not limited to traversing rough terrain, climbing stream banks and lifting of up to 20kgs.

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

Reference checks may be sought.

You must provide proof of your education credentials.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language(s) of their choice.


Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

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