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Working in Processing

We are always looking for people to join our processing team.


Cermaq Canada Processing Ltd. In Tofino BC is managed and operated by Cermaq Canada. Brown’s Bay Packing near Campbell River BC operates under contract with Cermaq Canada. The plants process our Atlantic salmon for domestic and international markets.

Our salmon arrive by harvest boat at the plants within hours of harvest. Processing staff clean, chill and box the salmon for truck transport to markets.

Employment Positions

Cermaq Canada Processing operates year-round and employs approximately 35 people.

The plant uses a three-level pay scale for processing technicians: where you start on the scale depends on your experience, education and training. The plant also employs maintenance technicians, quality control personnel, security staff, supervisors and managers.

Work Schedule

Work schedules can vary with the season and position but, most processing technicians work day shifts, four to five days per week. Security and the sanitation crew generally work night shifts.


Applicants should be physically capable, and enjoy working in a team-oriented environment. Previous experience in food processing or other production line work would be an asset.

Wages and Benefits

Cermaq Canada offers:

  • An excellent company-paid benefits package
  • Matching retirement fund plan
  • Competitive wages

There are also many opportunities for advancement in Cermaq Canada, and we are committed to training and continued education of our employees.  Our goal is to create an environment that supports long-term employment.


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