There are many jobs in the offshore fishery. From vessels to fish processing plants, offices, and beyond, you can find steady employment year-round in the offshore fishery. Many of these careers allow people to live in rural communities.

Below are some of the frequently asked questions that will help you understand what the offshore fishery is all about.

What kinds of jobs do you have?

In the offshore fishery, you can have a job in many different areas: harvesting, processing, quality control, management, food safety, and more.

Can I get full-time work?

Because the offshore fishery operates 12 months a year, we hire year-round. Full-time work is available.

What qualifications do I need?

Members of the offshore fishery industry are diverse and bring a variety of skills to the table. Many individuals are graduates of Marine Institute, Memorial University of Newfoundland, or College of the North Atlantic, while others bring dozens of years’ experience working on the front-line of the seafood industry.

Where can I work?

The offshore fishery industry provides local jobs for local people, right here in Newfoundland and Labrador and throughout Atlantic Canada. From small communities on Labrador’s south coast to the island’s Cape Shore, Burin Peninsula and almost everywhere in between, jobs are available throughout the region and, of course, on the Atlantic.

What’s it like to work in the offshore fishery?

While every job in the offshore fishery is different, they all help build a strong global industry and give Newfoundland and Labrador, Atlantic Canada, and Canada a competitive edge on the world stage. To read all about it, visit Our Stories, where our employees share what it’s like to work in the offshore fishery.

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Contact us with any questions you have about the offshore fishery.