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Cermaq Canada is a progressive aquaculture company with various roles and career path opportunities in several coastal Vancouver Island communities.

Whether you are new to the work force, a skilled worker, a college or university graduate or someone simply looking for a career change, salmon aquaculture offers steady year-round employment in a variety of positions. 

Cermaq Canada employs more than 250 people in the coastal communities of beautiful Vancouver Island.

All our employees receive a competitive pay and benefits package that includes extended health and dental coverage, life and AD&D insurance, an employee and family assistance plan, and a matching RRSP plan, among other benefits. 

We also encourage employee advancement within Cermaq Canada through on-the-job training, as well as company sponsored training and development opportunities.

Cermaq Canada hires on the basis of merit.  We are an equal opportunities employer who provides a workplace that is free of discrimination. 

We are focused on attracting and retaining the best talent by encouraging applications from all qualified individuals, regardless of race, gender, disability, or any other identifying characteristic protected by law. 

Applicants must be legally able to work in Canada at time of application, and preference will be given to Canadian citizens or permanent residents.

Fish Health Technician, Campbell River, BC
Cermaq Canada is seeking to fill the position of full-time Fish Health Technician within the Fish Health Department. As a Fish Health Technician, you will report directly to the Fish Health Manager. The key function of this role will be to provide operational support to the Fish Health team and Saltwater farm sites on the East Coast of Vancouver Island. 

If you feel that you could contribute your qualifications to fill this important role within our company, please email your application by Friday, January 31, 2020 to careers.canada@cermaq.com, and please indicate “Fish Health Technician” in the subject line of your email.

Purchaser, Campbell River, BC 
Cermaq Canada is seeking to fill a new permanent full-time Purchaser to our Campbell River Warehouse office. As a Purchaser you will report directly to the Senior Purchaser. Your responsibilities would primarily consist of working with the purchasing team, internal customers and external vendors.

If you feel that you could contribute your qualifications to fill this important role within our company, please email your application by Friday, January 17, 2020 to careers.canada@cermaq.com, and please indicate  “Purchaser” in the subject line of your email.


Processing Technician, Tofino, BC 

Our Processing Technicians spend their day working in a team that is focused on ensuring that a high-quality product is processed and delivered in a safe and timely manner. They perform a wide variety of tasks from cutting fish to sorting them into boxes to transporting those boxes by forklift. The work they do is physically demanding and fast paced.

If your qualifications meet the application requirements and you would like to apply for this opportunity, please forward your resume and cover letter in person, by fax, or by e-mail, stating “Processing Technician” in the subject line to: careers.canada@cermaq.com 61 – 4th Street, Tofino | Fax: 250-725-1250 |


Saltwater Husbandry Technicians, full-time with benefits, multiple location and postions
Hoping to start or further develop your aquaculture career?  Cermaq Canada is currently looking for multiple full-time permanent Saltwater Husbandry Technicians to join our saltwater production team. We have opportunities at our sea sites located across Vancouver Island with company provided transportation from various Island communities.

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.  This role is the perfect opportunity to satisfy your love of the outdoors, expand your husbandry skills, and contribute to local communities through sustainable aquaculture. Preference will be given to candidates with a diploma or degree in aquaculture.  If you are a team player who is physically fit, enjoy being outside in all weather conditions, and have a passion for sustainable aquaculture, then we want to hear from you!

If you feel that you could contribute your qualifications to fill this important role within our company, please forward your resume and cover letter in person, by fax, or by e-mail, stating “Saltwater Husbandry Technician” in the subject line to  careers.canada@cermaq.com.

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