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.

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Posted: August 28, 2023

Position: C-Tow Captain

Job description: Own and Operate a Marine Assistance Vessel to assist Boaters for a variety of issues ranging from Fuel delivery and jumpstarts to towing disabled vessels into port. Competitive pay rates, territory incentives, and community engagement included!

What To Expect: Our BC captains can expect to be on call 24/7/365. While weather and seasonal changes do slow us down in the winter, we are available to help our west coast boaters all year round. Our Ontario captains can expect to be on call 24/7 between May and November. We have fluctuating busyness in these months, with long weekends and evenings receiving the most calls.

Captains Going Above and Beyond

Each C-Tow Captain is Transport Canada trained and licensed. Our Captains participate in joint planning and training sessions with the Canadian Coast Guard and adhere to the Coast Guard towing policy. They are seasoned marine experts in their local community, fully conversant with local waterways and a variety of marine conditions. Calm and efficient in emergency situations, they really go the extra mile in supporting our customers. C-Tow Captains are the cornerstone of our outstanding customer experience.

Proudly Canadian.

C-Tow Marine Assistance Ltd. is proudly Canadian owned and operated. So why is this important? Because we know the complexity of the waterways we service. These are the same waterways our Captains travel each and every day.

Largest fleet in Canada.

For over 39 years, C-Tow has been a boater’s best friend. We have grown from our humble beginnings on the West Coast of British Columbia to operating the largest on-water towing fleet in Canada. This growth has been achieved without compromising safety or customer service – which we know are important to you.

Committed to service.

At C-Tow, we aren’t content to just be Canada’s leading marine assistance company. We are also committed to providing unmatched personal service to our customers who depend upon us from coast- to-coast.

Want more information? Does this seem like the perfect fit for you?

Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fill out an application on









Posted July 31, 2023

Position: Fleet Operations Specialist

Location: Skipperi, Toronto, ON

Decription and Scope of Work: Skipperi is a fast growing, tech oriented boating company from the Nordics. We are sailors, motorboaters, landlubbers and fishermen, all passionate about making boating accessible for everyone. On top of boating, we sure do know a thing or two about software development, marketplaces and digital marketing! As a tech oriented company we are constantly looking for ways to make boating even more easy, safe and fun by utilizing technology. We think that shared boating is smart boating. Skipperi Fleet is a digitized and hassle-free boating service with over 400 shared-use motorboats and has grown to cover over 60 HOBs (Hop on boards) across 6 countries since 2019. We have also developed our own online training environment, Skipperi Academy, that together with practical training focuses on keeping our boaters safe out on the water.

We are now looking for a full-time, Fleet Operations Specialist (4 Month Contract), ideally with a passion for boating. This role will mainly be focused on taking care of our members and fleet, on-site at our Hop-On-Board locations which are spread across the Lake Ontario waterfront from Pickering to Hamilton, with a focus on Downtown Toronto.
We imagine that you have previously had a job with direct customer contact, and that you are proactive and not afraid to be hands-on. You are excited to work outdoors in all weather conditions (sun, rain, wind), and are comfortable working on and around boats and water, performing physical tasks. You are organized, thoughtful, and appreciate attention to detail. You are flexible, have a go-getter-attitude, and thrive in cross-functional collaborations. You will be based in Toronto and work closely with the Skipperi Canada Team, as well as the Skipperi Operations team at the Skipperi HQ in Helsinki, Finland.

The work comprises of the maintenance and operation of Skipperi’s motorboats, ensuring they are in top condition. You will be able to work independently with close assistance from the rest of the Skipperi Canada team. This can include, but is not limited to; small repairs, preparing and transporting boats for service and general cleaning. In addition to maintenance of boats, you will also be delivering training sessions to new members and helping our newer, less experienced members with boat handling. You’ll also be helping members by phone and email, offering a hand at the dock and assisting in administrative tasks.

If you’ve already got your Canadian Pleasure Craft Operators Card (PCOC), that’s great! Having a Small Vessel Operators Proficiency (SVOP) is a big plus, but the only strict requirement is that you are willing to learn!

The work is full-time with a flexible start date and end date of November 15th, paid $19/hour for 37.5 hours per week with possible overtime up to 44 hours per week. You also need to be available on weekends. You are required to have a reliable vehicle where for this job to travel between Pickering and Hamilton. Your travels will be paid up to $0.50 per KM and you will be given a $80 Cell phone credit for the use of your personal phone for work purposes. A work uniform will also be provided.

Our boats are used multiple times a day, every day during the season, from the morning through the evening, and at weekends. We see it as important that you thrive working within a flexible schedule, and are willing to perform shifts over the weekend. Our harbours are spread from Pickering to Hamilton, so a driver’s license is a must, and we expect you to have access to your own vehicle.

We are looking for people who:

  • Have experience of being out on the water and are fond of boats
  • Are independent, take initiative and are proactive with suggesting areas for improvement
  • Can create joy and unforgettable memories for our members
  • Thrive with flexible work times
  • Like varied tasks (everything from changing propellers, teaching how to dock a boat, and everything in between)
  • Have your driving license (clean, with access to a vehicle being advantageous, and Comfortability with towing and manoeuvring a trailer being a big plus)
  • Like apps, technology, and have a smart-phone
  • Have the ability to build relationships and answer inquiries with our members – via phone, email and chat
  • Have the ability to take content for social media, including photos and video
  • Are keen to grow Skipperi in Toronto and later in other cities in Canada
  • Are based in the Greater Toronto Area
  • Develop, drive and support continuous process improvements
  • Support Skipperi’s Country Lead, marketing, and operations teams
  • Take part in related events (boating industry, startup, sharing/circular economy)
  • Roll up your sleeves and find out what building a start-up really means

What we think would make you successful in this position:

  • Excellent customer service and problem solving skills
  • Boating skills and/or passion for being out on the water
  • Great written and verbal communication skills in English (bilingualism/French is an asset)
  • Willingness to service customers also outside of working hours (e.g. phone calls during peak hours, customer events after working hours)
  • Self-directed attitude (we are a startup and really mean this)
  • Courage to try things out and take responsibility
  • Like problem solving, with an eye for details
  • Enjoy developing new solutions and keep looking towards the future
  • Enjoy doing things instead of waiting, and if you don’t have marine maintenance experience, you are willing to learn
  • Nautical qualifications will be preferred, as well as experience teaching (such as being an instructor of some kind)

What we have to offer:

  • A global work environment with colleagues that are fun, friendly, and willing to assist
  • Opportunity to be an essential part of developing the service
  • Possibility for flexible remote work
  • Opportunity to grow and improve your skill sets within the business
  • A work environment where we like to test, challenge, and improve
  • An opportunity to grow along with us and change boating worldwide
  • A lot of boating (a lot!)
  • A fantastic place to work, right on the water
  • A fun and motivated team
  • The chance to test new things and try different tasks

Contact: To find out more, please get in touch with Andrew at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.








Posted: May 31, 2023

Position: Sales & Service Representative

Location: Rekord Marine Enterprises Ltd. In Vancouver, British Columbia

Company description:

Founded in 1970, Rekord Marine Enterprises Ltd. Is a family-owned business that operates as a wholesale distributor in the recreational boating industry. Supporting dealers across Canada, we specialize in marine hardware, rigging, and accessories.


Description of work:

  1. Responsibilities

Responsible for becoming fully knowledgeable of each product line distributed at Rekord Marine to support customers in choosing the best product for their concern (training opportunity).

Responsible for acquiring OR making use of technical skills to educate and/or support customers in appropriately rigging and outfitting their boats (training opportunity).

Responsible for managing the entire sales process from beginning to end, including the following: sales calls from customers; product search and location; sales processing and/or product ordering; and ensuring product delivery and functionality.

Responsible for ongoing and post-sale client care, including the following: managing client expectations with respect to product quality, delivery, handling, etc.; and price settling and adjustments.

Responsible for maintaining existing relationships with suppliers to ensure ease with product orders, price negotiation, and delivery concerns.

Responsible for managing relationships with dealers and their end users by distributing product requested OR guiding the decision-making process of buying stock.

Responsible for account management of existing clientele, including the following: managing relationships with dealers; placing orders online and/or by phone; ensuring product delivery to end-users (questionable).

Responsible for cording and executing trade trade shows and managing events such as regattas.

  1. Requirements

Minimum 5 years sales experience in the marine industry OR similar sales experiences in a related industry coupled with an expertise in boats.

Previous mechanical and technical experience with boats a major asset.

Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.

Conflict resolution skills and capacity to work in a team.

Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Must be eligible to work in Canada.


Compensation: negotiable, with respect to experience and expertise.


Contact information:

Natalie Barthel – human resources representative

+1 (604) 325-5233

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Please submit a cover letter and resume to this e-mail address.








Posted May 4, 2023

Position: Yacht Broker

Location: North South Yacht Sales

North South Yacht Sales is seeking an experienced Yacht Broker or seasoned sales professional from  a related industry with expertise and understanding of the Yacht industry and boats in general.

This is 100% commission independent contractor position, with the potential to earn a six-figure salary.

We are looking for someone who is an energetic self-starter, eager to grow with our business and be a key member of our team in one of our open territories.

Though we expect a Yacht Broker to cold call and generate leads, North South Nautical Group invests heavily in online marketing and will provide the tools and resources to help generate sales.


North South Yacht Sales is one of the largest brokerage firms which includes both buying and selling of pre-owned Yachts in Canada. We are in growth mode and expanding our reach in various locations. We have accomplished our position in the industry by promoting a yachting lifestyle to our buyers and sellers, through innovative marketing and exceptional client care.


We have locations across Ontario, and in the Caribbean. We are currently seeking candidates for the Eastern Ontario area, however we will entertain clients from other areas.


Independent Contract Sales Role


Reports directly to the President


  • Responsible for generating and managing client listings (including complete listing agreements) with no restrictions on territory. There is a requirement for cold calling and networking to build a client base.
  • Responsible for input and management of required sales information into our vessel listing system and communicating and answering questions regarding the listings.
  • Responsible for managing the entire sales process from beginning to end including: showing of boats, haul outs, surveys and sea trials. Handling all offers and closing the sale including completing all documents accurately and professionally and handling of funds.
  • Responsible for ongoing and after sales client care including managing client expectations, price setting and adjustments and on-going client communications.


  • Minimum 5 years experience yacht sales. Or, similar sales experience in a related industry coupled with an expertise in boats. Previous sales management experience is an asset.
  • Proficiency and experience with computers [Microsoft Office] and mobile devices [including mobile software applications]. Internet search literacy and technical savvy.
  • Experience working with a CRM system in a service driven business. Detail oriented.
  • Exceptional Client Service Skills as this is a service driven business.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written).
  • Positive attitude and demonstrated team player.
  • Must possess a valid driver's licence.


  • 100 % commission based compensation on all sales

Please email a Statement of Qualifications (2 page max) outlining how your experience meets the position criteria along with a copy of your resume to Mike Burns: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.








Posted: April 12, 2023

Position: Marine Mechanic

Specialized Recruiting Group - A Division of Express Employment Professionals in Cambridge is currently recruiting for a company located in Ayr that are looking to add a Marine Service Technician to their team. This mechanic position is a permanent direct hire position and is a straight day shift.

While experience with boat motors would be ideal, other backgrounds such as automotive and heavy equipment are also relevant. Candidates do not need to be licensed but need to have a variety of abilities. This is a fantastic opportunity for skilled individuals who like variety and take pride in being able to fix almost anything.

In this role you will be responsible for providing a high level of customer service through accurate recording of service requests and ensuring timely completion of repairs. This role requires excellent and ongoing communication both written and verbal.

Job Duties

  • Repair, maintenance and service of marine equipment, boat motors and more
  • Coordinate and provide status updates to Service Advisor and obtaining authorization for additional recommended services
  • Creation of estimates for requested services and diagnosing issues
  • Using shop equipment and machinery to move boats and parts as needed
  • Quality inspection and reporting
  • Recording parts and labour as well as work descriptions on Repair Orders
  • Tagging warranty parts correctly
  • Answer customer inquiries regarding services, hours and estimates
  • Keep work area safe, tidy and clean
  • Other reasonably requested duties as required


  • Completion of Marine Engine Mechanics course and apprenticeship OR other relevant combination of experience and training
  • Technological competency with computers and software
  • Wide range of job related skills such as welding, electrical and more
  • Knowledge of marine and/or automotive parts
  • Strong attention to detail and time management
  • Excellent communication and customer service ability
  • Strong problem solving and ability to learn quickly
  • Proven prioritization and organization skills
  • Ability to work independently and exercise sound judgement


Straight Day Shift

Pay Rate

$26.00 - $36.00 Per Hour depending on experience + potential bonus incentives

Contact: If interested in this position, please respond to this posting with your resume and contact information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.








Posted February 2, 2023

Position: Boat Detailer/Polisher - 2 FT staff

Location: Southern Ontario & Cottage Country


Top Polish and Shine, Ontario’s fastest growing mobile boat polishing company is looking for 2 FT staff to join our team of mobile polishers that service boats and marinas through southern Ontario and cottage country.

Delivering high-quality services and products to boaters and marinas is at our core and allowing our team to make this a full-time career rather than seasonal employment is part of our hiring strategy.

Whether you are a seasoned polisher or someone new to the trade, we provide full training and include an opportunity  to become owners in the business.

If you're interested in working in the marine industry and enjoy some travel, working on the water, and bringing boats back to life, give us a call or send us an email.

Contact: Eric Spath, Top Polish and Shine. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 705.888.5202 (Office)











Updated: February 27, 2023

Position: Marine Travelift Operator.

Location: Stones Boatyard, Nanaimo, BC

Description of work:

Stones Boatyard, one of Vancouver Island’s busiest boatyards, is recruiting a Marine Travelift Operator to join our team. As a full-service yard and boat storage centre, no two days are alike and that means interesting, diverse, and challenging work to lift 700 recreational and commercial boats each year.

If you are a self-starter looking for employment that offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, we invite you to dive in and explore the possibilities.

The Marine Travelift Operator’s daily routine includes, but is not limited to, safely operating our 82- ton travelift with a wireless remote control to move boats to designated work, and storage areas.

This position requires someone who has 2+ years’ experience with a marine travelift, and forklift in a boatyard/yacht environment. We are looking for someone who has a strong work ethic, takes pride in their work, has strong communication, organisation skills, the ability to prioritise, multi-task and work as part of a cohesive team.

The boatyard hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 0800 – 1630, plus other additional hours/overtime as required.

Reports to:

  • Boatyard Supervisor and/or Boatyard

Job Duties Responsibilities:

  • Assisting boat owners, crews, and contractors with the haulout, launching and storage of their
  • Operating 82-ton travelift, and hauling, launching, and blocking of yachts and commercial vessels up to 85 feet long.
  • Supervising yard staff assigned to assist lifting, washing, and blocking
  • Managing lifts and reporting back to management
  • Performing all basic under waterline work from start to
  • Organizing all yard equipment and carrying out preventative maintenance programmes for all company owned equipment, including forklift, travelift, water treatment plant, etc.
  • Proper and safe use of slings, , ensuring safe movements of vessels.
  • Placing keel blocks, boat stands and support blocks under vessels in accordance with size of
  • Monitoring machinery/equipment to confirm equipment works correctly and
  • Checking equipment daily for proper fluid levels and general operation including hydraulic lines and fittings, strap condition, and report and maintenance/repair issues to management.
  • Grounds maintenance and boatyard cleanliness
  • Carry out additional duties as assigned by supervisor

Required Experience and Education

  • High School Diploma
  • 2+ years experience operating travelift in the Marine
  • Antifouling paint, zincs, trim tabs, shafts, rudders
  • Possess a high regard for safety in the
  • The ability to stoop, crouch, pull, push, reach, hear, near vision, kneel, talk, stand, grasp and lift to 50 lbs. while working around moving machinery.
  • Fluent proficiency in English language, verbal and written
  • Valid driver's license and have reliable
  • Legally entitled to work in
  • Enjoy working outdoors and able to work in all weather conditions, hot, cold, and
  • Ability to ascend and descend a
  • Basic boat handling skills a

Required Service and Interpersonal Skills:

  • Maintaining flexibility and safely performing multiple duties and tasks under stressful, potentially hazardous conditions.
  • Maintain a customer focused, professional, and positive demeanour while on the
  • Tendency to display endurance and capacity for a fast
  • Able to work independently at times and make sound
  • Knows limitations and when to ask for
  • Wear proper personal protective equipment (may include safety glasses, gloves, life jackets and/or hard hats) as required for the task or work area.
  • Report all accidents, injuries, spills and near misses
  • Eagerness to engage in a growing, and fast paced
  • Consistently treat others with dignity and
  • Genuinely serves others with humility and a positive
  • Frequently demonstrates a bias toward
  • Always communicates effectively and courteously with fellow teammates and
  • Continuously follows policies and procedures while seeking out new and better ways of accomplishing duties.
  • Shows resolve and overcomes difficulties in a positive and productive
  • Gladly provides responsive, and high level of service to other
  • Eagerly puts forth the extra effort to accomplish
  • Adapts quickly and efficiently to changing priorities to meet customer or teammate

Attendance and Punctuality:

  • Applicant must be available to work weekends and holidays and overtime when required
  • Punctual to work; has good attendance; uses good
  • Attends meetings when directed; follows company policies/goals.
  • Understands need for adhering to set schedules and
  • Maintains 100% attendance and begins working on
  • Leaves for/returns from breaks on


  • Uses correct language; speaks clearly; and
  • Able to complete written work orders, maintenance records and purchase
  • Greets clients; is respectful; is courteous; has acceptable
  • Expresses ideas and thoughts well verbally; exhibits good listening and
  • Speaks politely and respectfully with all members of the
  • Deals directly with co‐workers to resolve
  • Follows‐up quickly and completely; keeps management informed of situations and


This is a full-time salaried position offering a competitive salary based on skills and experience in the region of $25-30 per hour, staff parking, uniform, PPE, plus health, dental and vision benefits covering employee and his/her dependents. Staff discounts available for boating equipment sold through the onsite Marine Store.

Technical training is provided, as and when required or agreed, to meet standards and best serve customer requirements.

Relocation: Support will be offered for relocation from the BC mainland to Nanaimo (or within easy daily commuting distance of the yard) if required.

Contact Information:

Please send a resume and covering email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.









Updated February 27, 2023
Position: Marine Yard Equipment Operator - Hurst Marina
Location: Outside Manotick (Ottawa) on the Rideau Canal.
Description and Scope of Work:
-Driving, launching and moving boats in water and on land.
-Operating heavy equipment such as: Fork lifts, shunter trucks, hydraulic trailers and boat travel lift.
-Blocking boats
-Maintaining equipment.
-Involved with yard organization and planning.
-It is a physically demanding job.
Beneficial but not required are: Tools, forklift, boating and AZ licence
Hurst Marina is a year round, on the water parts/service & sales operation. Pay commensurate on experience. Health benefits and retirement plan offered.
Apply to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Updated February 27, 2023
Position: Marine Technician/Mechanical -  - Hurst Marina
Location: Outside Manotick (Ottawa) on the Rideau Canal.
Description and Scope of Work:
-Responsible for regular service and maintenance to marine outboard, inboard engines and propulsion systems.
-Commissioning and spring launching boats.
-Diagnose and repair of engines and drive systems.
-Diagnose systems on boats from 16' to 50' and repair.
-Assembly, rigging, pre delivery inspection and final water test new boats.
-Winterizing boats.
-Documenting service notes and recommendations on the computer.
-Must Have own basic tools.
-Beneficial but not required are Ontario boat technician licence and or Class A  or M  licence.
Hurst Marina is a year round, on the water parts/service & sales operation. Pay commensurate on experience. Health benefits and retirement plan offered
Apply to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.








Updated: February 27, 2023

Position: Yacht Broker

Location: Montreal, Ottawa, Kingston, Toronto, Southwestern Ontario, Georgian Bay, Kelowna, Vancouver and Vancouver Island.

Description: We are seeking a Yacht Broker for our Yacht Brokerage firm that has previous experience working in Yacht Sales or a related industry (automotive sales, recreation vehicle sales, real estate sales etc…) This is 100% commission independent contractor position. Expectation of minimum $100,000 per year (80% of our brokers hit this target in 2021, with top earners bringing in over 200,000)

For many, their lifestyle and their career are totally separate. As a Yacht Broker with United City Yachts, you can turn your passion for sales, people, and freedom on the water into your career. While some home office work is required, much of the time is spent outdoors, walking the docks of marinas and yacht clubs, aboard boats, interacting with other people who are passionate about the yachting lifestyle. United City Yachts with full staff has fifteen brokers, a full staff of admin, and managers to assist our brokers. We pride ourselves on being an inclusive and cooperative company; Each broker has a designated and protected territory, we are able to share best practices and strategies without fear of having to ever "compete" with each other.

We are looking for someone who is an energetic self-starter who is looking to grow with our business and be a key member of our team in one of our open territories. Though we expect a Yacht Broker to cold call and generate leads, our business invests heavily in online marketing and will provide you tools and resources to help you in generating sales.

Overall Responsibilities: • Responsible for generating and managing client listings in their territory. • Responsible for input and management of required sales information into our Customer Relationship Management system. • Responsible for ongoing and after sales client care. • Responsible for managing the entire sales process for those listings that turn into a sale

Duties :

Listing and Selling Boats • Will be required to cold call and network to build new listings in the territory. • Responsible for managing client expectations and helping in setting the price. • Required to complete listing agreements. • Responsible for collecting the vessel details, so boat ad content can be created by our marketing staff. • Required to communicate and answer questions for all listing leads. • Co-ordinate with our marketing staff to make sure the boat is listed on all our websites and • Responsible for the showing of boats. • Required to manage the client’s expectations and work with them on price adjustments. • Specialize in answering “specific” buyer leads. • Required to work with Office Manager on all boat offers and purchasing process along with making sure all sales documents are completed. • Responsible for managing the entire sales process including haul outs, surveys and sea tests. • Responsible for the closing of the sale and the handling of funds and escrow. • Responsible for making sure all the closing documents are completed on the sale. Client Care and Administration • Required to manage ongoing client care. • Responsible for monthly reporting and attendance at sales meetings. • Responsible for participation in events. • Responsible for sending update newsletters to clients on performance data. • Responsible for after sales client care.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • College or University degree an asset • Experience working in Yacht sales or related industry with expertise with boats • Minimum of 5 years’ sales experience • Previous sales management experience an asset • Experience working with a CRM system in a service driven business • Proficiency and experience with computers and mobile devices and working with software applications • Working knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office or Google G-Suite . Skills & Knowledge Requirements:
  • Exceptional Customer Service Skills as this is a service driven business • Internet search literacy and technically savvy • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written) • Positive attitude and team player • Attention to detail • Boating experience an asset

Working Conditions & Physical Requirements: • Must possess a valid driver’s license. • Required to show boats in winter – climb ladders, board vessels.

Compensation: 100% Commissions

Apply in Confidence to Samantha DeCouto at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.






Posted: March 22, 2022

Position: Fully Licensed Mechanic

Location: Brechin Dry Dock Marine, 150 Laguna Pkwy, Brechin, Ontario L0K 1B0

Description: Diagnostic, Repair, Launching, Blocking, Shrinkwrap, Inboard and Outboard engines, Electrical, Plumbing.

We offer paid overtime, Benefits after 3 month probation.

Contact: Edward, Michael, Ted Jr or Connie Maillet,
705-484-5344, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.







Updated February 27, 2023

Position: Marine Tech

Location: Campbell's Landing Marina Ltd, Gravenhurst, ON

Description & Scope of Work: Year-round employment available. Must be versatile, able to work unsupervised, have Boat Operator's Card and WHIMIS training.

Contact: Email resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ATTN: Glen G Campbell  (705)687-3821






Updated February 27, 2023

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 August 5, 2022

Position:  Full-time Service Technician

Location: Vector Yacht Services Ltd., Sidney, BC


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.


  • 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 February 27, 2023

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 February 27, 2023

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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