INTERESTED IN A CAREER IN BOATING?

CHECK OUT THESE GREAT MARINE INDUSTRY CAREER OPPORTUNITIES!

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.

All we ask is that the wording of your job post be supplied in the format seen below:

  • Position
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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 This offer can be withdrawn at any time without notice and this service is provided as a courtesy to the industry only.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: June 13, 2022

Position: Sales Representative

Location: Western Marine Company, southern Vancouver Island, BC

Western Marine is an industry leading wholesale distributor of marine hardware, accessories and supplies with 37 years of successful growth, and industry leading customer service in Canada. We are based in Vancouver, BC and Barrie, Ontario.  www.westernmarine.com

We are looking for an experienced sales representative to cover our southern Vancouver Island territory. The person we seek will have a good understanding of marine hardware sales and have a solid track record of success in sales to industry.

Strong communications skills and the proven ability to build and maintain critical, trusting relationships are essential. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to set priorities and handle a very busy dynamic environment.

Job responsibilities will include:

  • visiting the existing base of customers to understand their needs
  • building and maintaining relationships
  • developing a territory plan
  • solving customer concerns
  • utilizing internal and external resources to solve concerns
  • developing and using internal and industry resources to grow business
  • prospecting and cold calling customers in the defined area
  • providing regular reporting to management

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience in the Recreational and Commercial marine industry; a big asset.
  • Strong territory management experience.
  • An open-minded approach to business and be open to learning and being coached.

Job Type: this is a full-time, permanent career opportunity

    • Based on Vancouver Island covering the Southern Vancouver Island territory.
    • Weekly travel within the assigned territory
    • Occasional weekends covering customer events, trade and boat shows
    • Occasional travel to Vancouver and elsewhere for meetings and training

Salary: Base salary, commission and benefits

We strongly favor someone with industry experience but will look at related experience in wholesale sales.

Contact: If you are interested in joining Western Marine, send us your resume and a cover letter telling us what makes you a great salesperson, to Alan Stovell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

Posted May 30, 2022

Position: Marketing – Desktop Publishing Position

Location: Western Marine Company – Vancouver, B.C.

Description: This is a career opportunity to work in our Marketing Department in Vancouver. This is a new position in a developing area of a growing company. Areas of responsibility will comprise of desktop publishing, creating, and maintaining our catalogues and other print documents, creating and maintaining website product information and managing and updating our social media.

Ideal Candidate:

  • A working knowledge of boating products (required)
  • Previous experience working in a marine chandlery or distributor (beneficial)
  • Desktop Publishing work with Adobe InDesign. (required)
  • Graphic Design – Familiar with the principles of best practices of graphic design (beneficial)
  • HTML experience for maintaining our website
  • Data Utilization – Microsoft Excel (required)
  • Social Media

Core Accountabilities:

  • Responsible for catalogues, company website and other document production.
  • Work directly with the Vice President with supervision and training from the Marketing Director.

Personal Qualities:

  • Passion for boating, water sports and the overall Marine Industry.
  • Good team player – This role will require working with the marketing team, customer service, purchasing and administration departments.
  • Attention to detail – This role requires a great deal of attention to detail, particularly when reviewing proofs and checking to ensure the published materials are free of errors.

Contact: If you are interested in this position and would like to join our team, send your resume and cover letter to Melissa Ballard at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.     

 

 

 


 

 

Posted: May 16, 2022

Position: General Manager
 
Location: MacKinnon & Olding (M&O), Halifax, NS
 
Description and scope of work: MacKinnon & Olding (M&O), a Crosbie Member Company, is one of Eastern Canada's trusted providers of onshore industrial services to the marine sector. M&O offer a complete soft trades solution including five specialty services areas under one roof, with more than 30 years’ experience in each division: surface preparation, scaffolding, marine paintings and coatings, marine and industrial insulation and industrial flooring. With over 200 employees, M&O is one of the largest industrial maintenance companies in eastern Canada. 
 
MacKinnon & Olding (M&O) is seeking a General Manager who will be accountable for developing, implementing and leading the direction and strategy for all of M&O’s operations, ensuring the delivery of high-quality services to all clients in an efficient, profitable, and safe manner.  Reporting directly to the MacKinnon & Olding Group Vice-President, and indirectly to the Crosbie’s Chief Operating Officer, the General Manager, M&O, will be based in Halifax and be a primary point of contact between M&O and its superintendents, partners, and external stakeholders.  As a key member of the broader Crosbie leadership team, you will be a valuable contributor to enterprise-wide growth strategies and a strong advocate for Crosbie and M&O’s shared vision and culture. You will be a visible role model within M&O, and the broader context of Crosbie member companies, exemplifying a shared vision and culture, and maintaining a sense of engagement, urgency, and accountability. You will also serve as a safety champion, embedding a strong safety culture across the whole operation and provide leadership to all safety-related initiatives and processes; develop appropriate business analytics reports that bring together metrics, benchmarks and KPI’s from across the business to support enterprise-wide growth, risk-mitigation and sound decision-making; develop and maintain seamless working relationships with key clients, regulators, union representatives, local/public stakeholders, and all team members; work with other senior leaders to ensure customer needs are well anticipated and used to inform business, operational, capital, and other plans.
 
Qualifications: The ideal candidate has 15+ years of experience in senior leadership roles, preferably in marine and industrial contracting, and a successful track record of building and implementing strategies for fostering organizational growth and delivering results. You are a proven business and operational leader with expertise in identifying and driving value in an organization and identifying opportunities for organizational improvement and success. With highly developed interpersonal and communication skills, you can effectively engage, inspire, and influence a wide variety of colleagues including senior executives, field staff, and union leaders, as well as senior-level internal and external stakeholders. You are a natural collaborator and team-builder who can develop mutually trusting relationships within a multi-disciplinary environment, and you have an innate client/customer service orientation, as well as a solid understanding of the competitive environment within the marine and industrial contracting industry. You have the professional and technical experience required to lead management and field teams within a marine and industrial contracting environment and to effectively manage labour relations. You will support the professional development of your team, lead by example in championing the values and culture of the organization, and establish a clear direction for achieving all established goals and objectives. Experience working effectively in within family-owned businesses and French language skills are valuable assets.  
 
Contact: If you are interested in this leadership opportunity, please submit your resume online at www.kbrs.ca/Career/16036. For more information, contact Jeff Forbes at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Camilla Quaglia at cquaglia.ca.
 
KBRS can provide support in the recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation in order to participate as a candidate in the recruitment process, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
 
 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Posted April 12, 2022

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 YachtWorld.com. • 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: April 11, 2022

Position:Technical Sales Specialist

Location: North West Explorations, 6-2300 Canoe Cove Road, North Saanich, BC V8L3X9

Description of Work
The role of this position is to provide technical sales support to prospective customers of North West Explorations The support will be in the form of specific technical knowledge of rigging materials to ensure that our customers are receiving the correct product and or services to resolve their need. The technical knowledge of this position will be used to guide our customers in the application of the products that the company represents. Our technical sales specialist will work with all the staff of the company, to continually improve their offerings in order to improve the customer experience as delivered by NWEX.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Customer Support
• Customer point of contact for all rigging needs
• Strong focus on yacht rigging inquiries with the ability to tailor packages and service to our customers
• Identify potential customers needs and specify appropriate goods and services that meets the requirement
• Provide technical design and product recommendation on rigging requirements
• Provide technical design and product recommendations on system requirements
• Create cost budgets for the supply and installation of specified equipment
• Create and promote technical training courses, both class room and onboard.

Administrative Support
• Create and manage sales contracts
• Ensure that monies owed on work performed or goods supplies is collected
• Respond to the ownership on budgetary planning
• Respond to ownership on results vs budget performance
• Learn and work with the software suite that the company is using
• Maintain supplier relationships

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND BEHAVIORAL CHARACTERISTICS
• Ability to multi-task and maintain flexibility in dynamic atmosphere
• Ability to stay focused and prioritize in fast-paced environment
• Ability to effectively communicate on phone and email with clients, co-workers and suppliers in multiple languages
• Ability to focus on details and maintain accuracy
• Comfortable working knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Microsoft Teams Booking Manager, Team Marine, Sales Force and InDesign
• Professional, upbeat, friendly personality
PREFERRED SKILLS
• Exceptional knowledge of sailboats
• University under graduate degree preferred
• Knowledge of coastal cruising as well as offshore sailing
• Boat handling skills
• Multiple language capability
• Technical instructional skills
• Works exceptionally well with others
• 10 years’ experience in the sailing yacht industry
• Capable of world wide travel

Compensation
$75,000.00 to $85,000.00 per annum

Contact: Interested parties can reach: John Nassichuk; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (250) 889 4134

 

 

  


 

 

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.

 

 

  

 


 

 

Posted: March 7, 2022

Position:  TECHNICAL INSTRUCTOR (Midland, Ontario)

Location:  Midland, Ontario, Canada

About the Company:

Mercury Marine is the world’s leading manufacturer of recreational marine propulsion engines. A $3 billion division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), Mercury provides engines, boats, services and parts for recreational, commercial and government marine applications, empowering boaters with products that are easy to use, extremely reliable and backed by the most dedicated customer support in the world. Mercury’s industry-leading brand portfolio includes Mercury outboard engines; Mercury MerCruiser sterndrive and inboard packages; MotorGuide trolling motors; Mercury propellers; Mercury inflatable boats; Mercury SmartCraft electronics; Power Products; Attwood, Garelick and Whale marine parts; Land ’N’ Sea marine parts distribution; and Mercury and Quicksilver parts and oils. Being the world leader doesn’t happen by chance. It takes investment in leading edge technologies and top-rated talent to create and maintain innovative product offerings that shape the future of marine propulsion. More information is available at mercurymarine.com and brunswick.com

Position Summary:

Mercury Marine Canada is hiring a Technical Instructor to teach product-related courses for customers on-site, on-line and at customers’ sites.  The individual must be able to work in a team environment to develop training sequences for the entire product line and initiate training for new program development.  The position is for a Full Time Permanent Position. 

Benefits after three months include:

  • Employer-paid benefits; Health, Dental and Paramedical Services for you and your family, including abroad coverage
  • Employee discounts
  • Personal emergency days and sick days
  • Service Recognition program, company events
  • RRSP contribution plan with employer match
  • Safety Footwear allowance annually, Fitness program reimbursement

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform duties as an instructor/facilitator to teach product-related classes in-house, via internet and at customer sites
  • Develop classroom course schedule for each training season
  • Work with the curriculum team to revise and/or coordinate the revision of developed training and instructional programs/systems. Upgrade course materials to reflect product enhancements, design training sequences for the entire product line.
  • Work with the curriculum team to develop course materials and laboratory exercises for new classes, prepare customized training for technical courses
  • Coordinate the production and delivery of contract deliverables.
  • Interface with Graphic Arts, Engineering, and other departments.
  • Technical training representative in customer meetings, provides presentations, technical expertise, provide technical guidance and assistance to others.
  • Oversee the training centre day-to-day operation
  • Track and maintain inventory at the training centre
  • Update product, classrooms, running labs as curriculum requirements demand.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities; Education and Experience

  • Comfortable with distance teaching technologies like MS Teams, WebEX, etc.
  • Bilingual in English and French an asset
  • Bachelor's degree in related field plus five years directly related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in training or related fields; supervisory or task/project leader experience preferred. State-of-the-art in instructional technology. Understanding of current engineering practices.
  • International travel is required.

Please send resumes to:

Cheryl Treliving; Mercury Marine Limited; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Mercury Marine is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from people with disabilities.  In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005), upon request, accommodation will be provided throughout the selection process.

 

 

 

 


 

 

Posted February 9, 2022

 Job Title: IT Application Support Associate
 
Location: Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons (CPS)
 
Department: IT
 
Reports To: National Office Director
 
Liaises with: Office staff and National, District and Squadron Officers as appropriate.
 
Responsibility: IT Application Support for staff, volunteers and customers of CPS
 
Job Type: 1 Year (12 month) contract
 
Salary: $36-40k
 
Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons (CPS) is a national non-profit organization that has been connecting boaters for 80 years and that continues to play a major role in Canadian boating culture. Throughout the last few years, CPS has undertaken a year of significant transformation and growth. At the national office, we began a nation-wide initiative to modernize core operational processes and the requisite technology to better meet the needs to those enjoying the great outdoors, and specifically our waterways. 
 
We are currently seeking an IT Application Support Associate to join our IT team. Based out of our Scarborough office, the successful candidate will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, be independent and self-motivated, and possess strong technical knowledge and a commitment to excel. Further responsibilities include, but aren’t limited to: 
• Providing technical assistance and support to users and issues related to CPS Applications 
• Walking users through the problem-solving process using phone, chat or email 
• Performing diagnostics to resolve problems 
• Tracking all issues to resolution 
• Researching issues, using all available information resources 
• Identifying and escalating issues to other teams as appropriate 
• Documenting and catalog solutions 
 
An ideal candidate must have: 
• Bachelor of Computer Science (or equivalent) 
• 1+ years of application support experience 
• Hands-on experience/working knowledge of MS Office, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint 
• Excellent written/oral communication skills 
• Strong interpersonal skills for effective interaction with users
• Superior verbal and written communication skills with the ability to respond to inquiries in a professional and efficient manner
• Ability to work independently as well as work effectively in a productive team environment and within high pressure, deadline-oriented situations
• Ability to proactively to contain and resolve issues
• Ability to work professionally at all levels of an organization
 
Nice to have:
• Working knowledge of one or more of the following - WordPress, WooCommerce and/or Moodle
• Working knowledge of SharePoint
• Ability to communicate in French
 
Contact: 
Please email a cover letter and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with IT Application Support Associate in the subject line.

 

 

 

 


 

 

Posted February 8, 2022

Position: Full time TraveLift Assistant Operator

Location: Canoe Cove Marina & Boatyard, North Saanich, BC (Victoria)

Description of work: Working in a team environment, training provided to learn to operate a 75 tonne Marine TraveLift, hauling boats of up to 80’ in length . Pressure washing and moving of boats are part of the work. Must be physically fit.

Compensation: $20.00 per hour to start.

Contact: Don Prittie – General Manager

Canoe Cove Marina & Boatyard

2300 Canoe Cove Road,

North Saanich, BC

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

Fax: 250 655 7197

Text: 250 893 0055

 

 

 


 

 

Posted February 2, 2022

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

 

 

 


 

 

 

Posted: January 26, 2022

Company: Toronto Yacht Services Inc.
Reports to: Owner/Service Manager
Employment Status: Full Time Equivalent (FTE) hours with Overtime (OT) as required. 
Location: Toronto Outer Harbour Marina, 475 Unwin Avenue, Toronto, ON 
Start Date: March 2022 
 
Description and Scope of work: 
Since 2009, Toronto Yacht Services Inc. (TYS) has been providing a comprehensive range of mobile and professional marine services in the Greater Toronto Area. TYS is now the preeminent Authorized Volvo Penta Service Center for the GTA and North Shore of Lake Ontario. TYS handles Service, Warranty, Engine Sales and Installations on the full range of Volvo Penta products. We have performed the following instillations on vessels ranging in size from 34-82 ft.; Twin and Quadruple Volvo Penta IPS, Volvo Penta Gasoline/ Diesel Sterndrive Engines, Volvo Penta compact Diesel Engines and Saildrives. Toronto Yacht Services is also an authorized dealer for Yanmar, Westerbeke and Kohler Generators. We are proud association members of ABYC, Boating Ontario and NMEA. Our commercial clients include The Ministry of Environment Conservation and Parks, Peel Regional Police, Toronto Police Service, Toronto Regional Conservation Authority, and The Canadian Coast Guard. Toronto Yacht Services is based at the Toronto Outer Harbour Marina – which is one of the largest and best equipped freshwater marinas in North America.
Marine Service Technician Role and Responsibilities 
TYS is seeking a confident and highly organized service technician to join our amazing service team. Marine Service Technicians inspect, maintain, and repair vessels of all types. Using diagnostic equipment, they test and repair engines, transmissions, propellers, and running gear. They also install and test sanitation/refrigeration systems, AC/DC electrical systems/equipment, steering gear, and all on board accessories.
 
Responsibilities include:
• Review work orders and execute diagnostics/repairs.
• Maintain accurate/detailed documentation of work performed.
• Perform maintenance/repairs on Gas and Diesel Engines.
• Perform maintenance/repairs on Transmissions/Reverse Gears, Outdrives and POD Systems (Volvo Penta IPS and ZF Zeus)
• Perform maintenance/repairs on AC/DC on board electrical systems.
• Perform maintenance/repairs to on board domestic systems.
• Attend factory training (Volvo Penta, Yanmar, Kohler, Raymarine, ABYC) as required
• Other duties as required.
NOTE: At TYS we provide training opportunities in order to help our technicians upgrade their skills/qualifications and build capacity in the Marine sector.
Preferred Qualifications and Skills:
• Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
• Ability to conduct oneself in a professional manner including appearance (e.g., uniform, grooming), language and conduct towards customers and coworkers
• Ability to use state of the art shop management, diagnostic, labor and parts look-up and ordering systems
• Ability to resolve problems and make decisions.
• Ability to work in a team environment to achieve common goals.
• Have attended a Marine Engine Technician Training Program (offered by Canadore College, Georgian College or Sault College) or other motive power training program 
• Minimum 2 years’ experience working as a marine technician, marine engineer 
• Minimum 2 years in related motive trade such as automotive, truck/ coach, heavy equipment, motorcycle and powersports will also be considered
• Industry certification (Volvo Penta, Mercruiser, Raymarine, ABYC)
• Experience with gas (EFI) and diesel engines
• Experience with AC/DC on board electrical systems
• Experience with on board domestic (plumbing and HVAC) systems
• Experience operating power and/or sailing vessels
• Valid Class G Ontario driver’s license with a clean driving record
 
Compensation:        
• Smart phone allowance.
• Comprehensive health and dental benefit package.
• Summer/Winter Uniforms provided, including PPE and allowance for safety footwear.
• Range, $35-45 hour (plus overtime) [depending on qualifications/experience]
 
How to Apply
Qualified applicants should send the resume to the Attention: Jon Moles, Owner/Service Manager, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Applications will be considered up to end of February, 2022.  Note:  TYS takes public safety seriously and adheres to the Government of Ontario standards of social distancing, wearing PPE and vaccination against COVID-19.  Applications to this role should include vaccination status.
 

 

 


 

 

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 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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