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The business of boating is booming all the way across Canada and a career in boating offers both a good living and a great lifestyle.

The industry features a wide range of jobs that can all lead to a rewarding life. We always need talented technicians, but there are great jobs in parts, as sales and marketing professionals, yacht brokers and boat builders. Boating Industry Canada often has opportunities for Government employees and executive positions in finance and management. There is a wide range of opportunity in the recreational boating industry.

Since 2010, all sorts of employers have posted excellent career opportunities in this column. Make it a regular habit to keep tabs on the industry by checking this column every week.

If you are an employer, Boating Industry Canada will run your ‘Help Wanted’ advertising for FREE as long as the ads are for marine industry employment in Canada. We do this as a courtesy to the industry.

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Boating Industry Canada and Kerrwil Publications Limited assume no responsibility or liability for the positions posted or the accuracy of the advertising. This offer can be withdrawn at any time without notice and this service is provided as a courtesy to the industry only. To have your Career Opportunity posted, email Elissa Campbell @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

 

 

Posted January 25, 2022

Job Title: Marine Technician

Location: Dockside Marine Center, West Kelowna B.C.

Description and Scope of work: Dockside Marine Center is a team oriented environment, located in the beautiful Okanagan Valley right on the water. Become a part of one of the largest boat dealers in the Okanagan with a long-standing reputation as one of the top boat dealers.
We offer competitive wages and benefit program. We have a great team to work with and a stable workplace environment with year round employment.
We are looking for a couple of Marine Technicians to join our team. Marine experience, be reliable and work well with others is a must. Certification in Mercury, MerCruiser, Volvo and Diesel engines would be a great asset.

Skills Required: Electrical & Electronics, Mechanical & Systems Installation, Detailing & Maintenance

Employment start date: Can Start right away

Type of position: Permanent

Please e-mail your resume to us if you would like to be a part of our team and enjoy living in the Okanagan Valley.

Contact Name: Tim Bridge
Hiring Contact Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Hiring Contact Phone Number: (250) 765-3995

 


 

 

Posted: January 24, 2022

Position: MARINE TECHNICIAN
Location: PROCTOR MARINE, SIMCOE ON
 
Description and Scope of work: 
Proctor Marine in Simcoe, ON is looking to hire a full-time, year-round Marine Technician to join our team. We are seeking an individual who wants to work for a family-oriented company who will value your contributions.
 
Proctor Marine Ltd. is a well-respected dry land marine sales and service operation located in Simcoe, Ontario. We have operated in the same location for over 70 years, and we enjoy a strong reputation for our reliable, high quality level of service in all departments.
 
We are a thriving dealership who sell and service premium brands such as Chaparral, Crestliner and AlumaCraft boats powered by Mercury outboards and Mercruiser stern drives. 
 
This Marine Technician position earns a competitive wage that will vary depending on experience. We provide fantastic benefits, including medical, dental, life insurance, paid vacation and personal time, employee discounts, and opportunities for continued job training.
We are currently seeking a highly motivated, experienced marine technician to join our service team and represent our company professionally. This position requires mechanical experience, problem-solving, continuous learning, and reliability. Experience with Mercury, Mercruiser and Evinrude products would be an asset.
The successful candidate must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and have a clean driving abstract and criminal background check.
 
Key deliverables include:
• Maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing marine stern drive and outboard engines.
• Rigging of new boats and installation of marine electronics and accessories.
• Moving trailerable boats about in our yard with a tractor.
• Lifting boats on and off trailers with an overhead lifting device.
 
Key qualifications:
• High school diploma or equivalent
• Mechanical and technical skills
• Valid drivers license in good standing
• Good health and physical mobility
• Strong communicational skills and the ability to work as a team player alongside other technicians as well as our parts counter personnel
• Troubleshooting and problem-solving skills as well as the ability to use computer systems and modern electronic scanning devices
• Some physical lifting is required for certain job applications.
• The ability to operate a forklift as well as a tractor is an asset
• Boat handling skills would also be valuable but not necessary.
 
Reference ID: MARINE TECHNICIAN 2022.01.BIC
Expected start date: 2022-02-28 - willing to accommodate.
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent, Apprenticeship
Salary: $44,850.00-$69,163.00 per year (to be negotiated)
 
Contact: 
If you enjoy working with your hands, are proud of your work and get satisfaction from making customers happy we feel that you might be the right fit for the position.
If you think so too please contact John Heighington at 519-426-0653, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . 
 
Proctor Marine Ltd.
487 Queensway West
Simcoe, Ontario, Canada

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Posted January 21, 2022

POSITION: Marina Manager (Contract Position)

LOCATION – Village of Hilton Beach Marina, 3130 Marks Street, Hilton Beach, ON, P0R 1G0

DESCRIPTION AND SCOPE OF WORK: We are looking for a well rounded candidate to manage one of the largest marina’s in the region.  The ideal candidate must be friendly, energetic, bright, and hard working. The Village of Hilton Beach is a positive and supportive working environment and we encourage people with varied backgrounds to apply.

DUTIES

  • The manager is responsible for all aspects of the daily operation of the Marina. This is a working position with the performance of all service duties on a regular schedule. Job specific training will be provided.
  • 40 hours per week from mid-April to October 31st. Evenings and weekends required.
  • This position is a combination of indoor and outdoor work and includes both physical and sedentary tasks.
  • Basic accounting and computer skills required
  • Supervision of up to four staff members
  • The duties are detailed in the Job Description which is available on the Village Website at hiltonbeach.com or at the Municipal office.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be able to perform the duties as set out in the Job Description,
  • Must have management and/or supervisory experience
  • Experience in Marina and/or tourism considered an asset
  • Experience with Microsoft applications, specifically Excel, considered an asset
  • Must be able to provide a satisfactory Police Record Report

REMUNERATION

  • $21-$24/hour; based on experience
  • OMERS Pension or employer RRSP contributions
  • Health/medical benefits not included

Only those persons who are selected for an interview will be contacted.  The Village of Hilton Beach is an equal opportunity employer and all information will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of job selection.

 

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a letter of interest and resume to:

Jillian Hayes, Clerk-Treasurer, Village of Hilton Beach

3100 Bowker Street, P.O. Box 25

Hilton Beach, ON P0R 1G0

705-246-2242

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Closing Date: Sunday, February 6th, 2022

 

 


 

Posted January 3, 2022

Position: Executive Director
 
Location: CORK/ Sail Kingston Inc
 
Description: CORK/ Sail Kingston Inc is a highly motivated organization with a challenging mission – to host high quality sailing regattas for all ages, including national, continental and world championships. This is accomplished with a small paid staff and a large corps of volunteers. The Executive Director is a key contributor whose responsibilities will call for an efficient administrator, an imaginative planner and a diplomat who can work with stakeholders, staff, athletes, coaches and volunteers. You are a voice of CORK’s 50 years of success in hosting high profile sailing regattas. Knowledge of the sport of sailing and bilingual capability are a definite advantage. Flexibility to work days, evenings and weekends in Kingston during the regatta season is essential.
 
Qualifications 
• Experience in and passion for sport administration including organizing and managing large scale events
 
Ability to:
• Develop and maintain positive working relationships with stakeholders and partners such as sports organizations, multiple levels of government, sponsors and tourism agencies
• Work with a Board of Directors and execute their direction
• Manage teams of volunteers, staff and committees
• Work with customers (athletes of all ages, parents and coaches)
• Create and manage budgets and maintain day-to-day control of finances and financial transactions
• Source funding opportunities and prepare grant proposals
• Develop and execute a media program
• Work efficiently with IT technology including commonly used office systems, registration systems and other event specific systems.
 
Responsibilities
• Maintain efficient and effective functioning of the CORK organization
• Under the supervision of the Secretary, take day to day charge of compliance and recordkeeping, including minutes of the AGM, Board and Executive meetings.
• Take a leading role in the planning and execution of events and annual operating budgets
• Communicate with stakeholders, supporters and participants on behalf of CORK
• Participate in recruiting, managing, training and retaining volunteers
• Liaise with World Sailing, Sail Canada, Ontario Sailing, other provincial sailing associations, clubs, the City of Kingston and Tourism Kingston
• Process financial transactions, including preparing and approving invoices
• Source funding, sponsorship and grant opportunities, and develop grant proposals and reports
• Prepare documents for the annual audit, liaise with auditors and support the audit
• Plan and implement a media strategy that includes traditional, website and social media
• Ensure IT and security are kept current and sufficient for the needs of the organization
• Participate in development of annual event schedules, including equipment and personnel requirements, and general event planning
• Liaise with event rights holders to find hosting opportunities and develop bids for events
• Oversee ashore functions, including food services, ceremonies, site activities, and registration
 
Reporting
The Executive Director reports to the Chair of the Board of Directors and is accountable to the Board of Directors
 
Total Compensation  
The position comes with a competitive salary. The CORK regatta schedule occurs in the period of June to September which requires working evenings and weekends as necessary during major events. With the remaining eight months devoted to event planning and preparations, this creates flexibility in terms of hours worked and ability to work from distant locations.
 
Contact: 
Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by January 31st, 2022
 
CORK encourages applications from individuals of all backgrounds who are eligible to work in Canada. As part of our commitment to accessibility for all persons with disabilities, CORK will, upon the request of the applicant, provide accommodation during the recruitment process to ensure equal access to applicants with disabilities. We will consult with applicants to ensure a suitable accommodation is provided.

 

 

 

 


 

 

Posted December 16, 2021

Position: Yard Helper

Location: Hucks Marine & Resort, Rockport, Ontario

Description and scope of work: Hucks Marine & Resort is a full-service marina located on the St. Lawrence River in Rockport, Ontario. We love where we work, what we do and strive to provide our customers with exemplary service in an environment that is fun and relaxing!

Responsibilities include:
Boat preparation for spring launch and haul out: removing shrink wrap, acting as a spotter for our truck drivers when moving boats, helping launch and haul boats, shrink wrapping boats in fall, bottom washing
Yard maintenance: collecting and storing blocks and stands around the property, cleaning up the shop and ensuring it is presentable at all times, general marina maintenance, keeping the property in a respectable condition, building maintenance.

The successful candidate will be:
Competent - follows all safety procedures
Physically fit - involved in all aspects of boat movement, including boat securing, yard maintenance, launching and hauling from the water
Team player - works well with fellow employees to achieve Department's goals
Dependable - hardworking and an effective communicator

The successful candidate will possess:
Clean driving record
Professional attitude and attire at all times
Stays focused on jobs at hand and values accomplishment of daily tasks
Punctual, a self starter, follow direction and hard working
Good health, physical mobility, well groomed
Safety-conscious
Stay busy doing other tasks when primary jobs are completed
Positive attitude
May be required to lift up to 40 lbs.

To Apply:
Please visit https://marina.ca/careers/, and click the 'Apply Now' button below to forward your cover letter and resume. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

 

 


 

Posted December 16, 2021

Position: Supervisor- Centre Stage Retail Store

Location: Hucks Marine & Resort, Rockport, Ontario

Description and scope of work: Hucks Marine & Resort is a full-service marina located on the banks of the St. Lawrence River in Rockport (Ontario). We love where we work and what we do, and we strive to provide our customers with exemplary service and an environment that is fun and relaxing.

About you: You enjoy working in a fast paced and team-oriented environment with fellow team members, our valuable customers and visitors. You have a high aptitude for customer service that will contribute to our goal to enrich the lives of all those who live, work and play on the water. You are entrepreneurial, possess strong oral, written and organizational skills and experienced in retail store operations.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Proudly represent our brand and share your enthusiasm with our customers and visitors.
Provide customers service excellence to all aspects of Centre Stage including general store appearance, merchandise display, and selling procedures.
Perform administrative tasks to support the opening, closing and daily operations of Centre Stage.
Assist with hiring, training and managing work schedules for Summer Marina Attendants.
Assist with general cleaning in Centre Stage and marina facilities.
Perform any other related duties as may be required or assigned by our Director of Operations.

Skills and Qualifications:
2-4 years of previous retail experience preferably in a leadership role.
Proficient computer and technology skills.
Willingness to work a flexible schedule. This is a seasonal position (9 months) and hours may vary throughout the year.
Ability to stand and/or walk for extended periods of time and lift up to 25 lbs.

To Apply:
Please visit https://marina.ca/careers/, and click the 'Apply Now' button below to forward your cover letter and resume. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

 

 

 


 

 

Posted December 16, 2021

Position: Boat Detailer

Location: Hucks Marine & Resort, Rockport, Ontario

Description and scope of work: Hucks Marine & Resort is a full-service marina located on the banks of the St. Lawrence River in Rockport (Ontario). We love where we work and what we do, and we strive to provide our customers with exemplary service and an environment that is fun and relaxing.

About You: You are energetic, friendly and polite. You enjoy taking on new challenges and believe in seeing projects through from start to finish. You love working with people including fellow staff members and our valuable customers. You are entrepreneurial, possess strong attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, flexibility and can work efficiently in a fast-paced environment.

Why Join Us: Hucks is the Leader in full-service marinas among the 1000 Islands and offers a competitive salary, an RRSP program, advancement opportunities, benefit plan, and an amazing work environment surrounded by water, boating and fun.

Responsibilities:
Maintain the highest level of detailing and cleaning standards of boats being delivered to clients, for display at shows, inventory boats and boats in for service
Clean exterior of boats, including boat hulls, prior to their storage
Wash, clean, wax and vacuum boat interiors
Inspect overall condition of cleaned boats to ensure acceptability to the customer
Coordinate boat cleaning with Seasonal Staff as required
Opportunity to grow into Buffing and Waxing boats in future

Requirements:
Minimum of 1-3 years of experience.
Valid driver's license with your own transportation
Professional attitude and attire at all times
Stays focused on jobs at hand and values accomplishment of daily tasks
Punctual, a self starter, follow direction and hard working
Good physical mobility
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with management
Must be able to take direction, to work with minimal supervision
Requires attention to detail and a pride in delivering excellent service

To Apply:
Please visit https://marina.ca/careers/, and click the 'Apply Now' button below to forward your cover letter and resume. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

 

  

 


 

 

Updated December 14, 2021

Gyles Sails & Marine - Thornbury Ontario

We are hiring! Come join the team at Gyles Sails & Marine

Position includes:

Working closely with customers, setting up work orders and assisting with sourcing parts

Retail customer service, processing cash transactions, ordering and receiving inventory

Knowledge and experience in inventory control, and/or accounts receivable/payable is an asset

Must be familiar with excel spreadsheets, word documents and some social media platforms.

Store organization and general cleaning will be needed at times.

Individual must be able to work as a team and also be independent. Good phone etiquette and a positive attitude is required.

Initial wage is negotiable and dependent on experience. Boating experience would be an asset, but is not necessary.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent, Seasonal

Contact: Email your cover letter and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 


  

 

Updated December 15, 2021

Position:  Full-time Service Technician

Location: Vector Yacht Services Ltd., Sidney, BC

Overview:

The Vancouver Island's premier marine service dealership is searching for a highly professional, ENERGETIC & EXPERIENCED service technician to join our team!  This is your chance to work on the island and enjoy the area working for Sidney's Premier haul out and service company – Vector Yacht Services Ltd. We have been in business for over 30 years and our team has enjoyed serving our amazing clients. We are major dealers for Volvo Penta, Mercury, Yanmar, Suzuki, Zodiac-Milpro, Kohler, Ultrajet and others.

Ideal Candidate

  • Three+ years’ marine mechanical experience
  • Merc and Volvo inboard / outboard
  • Experience with inboards (Volvo/Yanmar)
  • Experience working with gas or diesel engines.
  • Ability to diagnose and repair mechanical and electrical problems 
  • Work alone or with a team to go above and beyond.
  • Complete all repair jobs accurately and timely.
  • Keep updated with all manufacturer product launches, updates and product sales training.

Personal Qualities

  • Passion for boating and the overall Marine Industry.
  • Energy, drive, focus, intellect, and vision.
  • Work in a team, professional appearance, well-groomed.
  • Self-discipline and organizational ability;
  • Strong attention to detail, confidentiality, and professionalism..
  • Trustworthy, respectful, and able to demonstrate strong work ethics.

 Benefits:

  • Wage: $25+ per hour. (*depending on experience)
  • Comprehensive group Healthcare program including dental coverage.
  • Fun and empowering work environment

Contact: Interested parties should submit their resume to Frank at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

  

 


 

 

Updated December 15, 2021

Position: Boat Mechanic

Location: Bluewater Rigging Ltd., Vancouver, BC.

Description and Scope of Work:

Join a growing company with a passion for helping boaters enjoy the water.
We are a boat service company specializing in recreational boats and yachts of all sizes.  Bluewater is currently seeking an experienced Boat Repair Mechanic to join one of our three locations in Vancouver (Granville Island), Richmond (Shelter Island) and North Vancouver (Lions Gate) with a minimum of 5 years of experience in the following areas:

  • Diesel/gasoline engines (inboard and outboard) and generators
    • Strong diagnostic and repair skills and be passionate about high-quality work.
    • Service, maintenance, and repair of a diverse range of boat engines, running gear, and onboard yacht systems - on-site and in the field.
    • Marine running gear
    • Research and problem solving skills
    • Self-motivated, flexible and willing to research and learn new equipment
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
    • Enjoy being part of a successful team
    • Excellent communications and customer service skills
    • Safe driving record

    Experience working with HVAC, hydraulic, electrical, boat hull and plumbing systems is considered an asset.

    Keys to success with Bluewater are:
    • A desire for a long-term career
    • Solid work ethic
    • Professional attitude
    • Ability to complete tasks in a safe and timely manner
    • Willingness to work in a team environment and;
    • Valid BC driver's license and clean driving history.

    Bluewater offers competitive compensation including wages based on experience and a health plan.  From Sept to February, Bluewater offers a 4 day, 40 hour work schedule for qualified experienced mechanics.

Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

https://bluewaterrigging.com/careers/

 

 

 


 

 

Updated December 15, 2021

Position: Apprentice Marine Mechanical Technician 

Location: Bluewater Rigging Ltd., Vancouver, BC.

Description and Scope of Work:

Join a growing company with a passion for helping boaters enjoy the water.  Work at the water’s edge in one of Bluewater’s Metro Vancouver locations and become part of a dynamic work environment and vibrant marine community.

We are a marine service company specializing in upgrade, repair, and maintenance of recreational boats and yachts.  We are currently seeking an Apprentice Marine Mechanical Technician to join our team to become a certified MMT through a combination of on-the-job apprenticing and two terms of BCIT classroom learning.   The apprentice will develop skills and become a certified technician working in the following areas:

  • Service, maintenance, and repair of power and sailboats in the boatyard and at marinas
  • Diesel and gasoline engines and generators
  • Marine running gear including propellers, shafts, struts, shaft seal systems
  • Onboard systems including watermakers, heaters, hydraulics, plumbing
  • Hull protection including anti-fouling paints, gelcoat polishing, hardware installation and repair

Keys to success with Bluewater are:

  • A desire for a long-term career
  • Interest in continual learning
  • Solid work ethic
  • Professional attitude
  • Strong communication skills
  • Interest in technology
  • Ability to complete tasks in a safe and timely manner
  • Working in a team environment
  • Interest in diversity of work on a variety of boats, systems, and tasks – every day is different
  • Working in both sheltered and outdoor environments
  • Valid BC driver's license and clean driving history

Although marine mechanical experience isn’t required for this position, the successful candidate may have mechanical aptitude or experience from a non-marine background like automotive or industrial, a connection to boating, or experience in another trade.    

Bluewater offers competitive compensation based on experience, a benefits plan, and a welcome environment for team members looking to learn, grow and thrive around some of the coolest boats in BC.

Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

https://bluewaterrigging.com/careers/  

  

   


 

 

Updated December 14, 2021

Position: Certified MMT, Full time permanent

Location: Looking for a certified MMT to join our Deans Marine Family on beautiful Vancouver Island

Description and scope of work: Must be CERTIFIED JOURNEYMAN MECHANIC WITH AT LEAST 4 YEARS EXPIERIENCE. Positive attitude, strong work ethic, able to work as a team player, great problem solver, Reliable, valid drivers license, must have own tools. Must have the knowledge to work on sterndrives as well as outboards.

Qualifications & Compensation: Mercury training as asset. Will train. Wage dependent on qualifications. We offer extended health care, vision care and dental. Not to mention the incredible chance to live on beautiful BC

Contact: Please apply This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 250-748-0829

 

 

 

  


 

Updated December 14, 2021

Position: Experienced Marine Technician

Location: Brown's Marina, Chaffeys Lock (On the Rideau Canal) Ontario

Description and scope of work: At this time, we need to add a fully qualified and certified marine technician to our busy repair shop.   We are looking for someone with at least 10 years experience in Evinrude or Mercury outboards, and Mercruiser stern drives.  This position is full time, year round with a wage rate of $30/hour for the right candidate.

Qualifications & Compensation: Certification and training in one or more of the following: Evinrude/Johnson, Mercury, and/or Mercruiser. Wage rate of $30/hr is being offered for the right candidate. Must have own tools and valid drivers license.

Contact information for candidates to respond: Please send cover letter
and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. using Word or PDF format.

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