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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:

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 This offer can be withdrawn at any time without notice and this service is provided as a courtesy to the industry only.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 March 29, 2021

Position: Technical Account Manager (Marine)

Location: Mercury Marine Limited

Description and Scope of work:

Mercury Marine Limited, a Brunswick company, is the largest distributor of marine propulsion systems and related parts and accessories in Canada.  There is currently an opening within the Service Department for a Technical Account Manager (Marine) covering Quebec.

This position entails managing a service territory to enhance dealer capabilities and customer satisfaction, service management, service profits and resolve dealer/consumer problems.  As well, to provide dealer and retail customers with marine technical/service support, assistance in the areas of service management, customer relations/satisfaction, warranty adjustments, and product performance.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Knowledge and Skills

Education and Experience

Compensation & Benefits:

This is a full-time salary position.  Benefits include a company vehicle, health and dental benefits, potential annual bonus, RRSP contribution plan, and other corporate-sponsored programs are provided.

Contact: Interested applicants can forward their resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

 


 

 

Posted March 22, 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

Personal Qualities

 Benefits:

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.

 

 

 

 


 

 

Posted: March 17, 2021

JOIN THE TEAM AT THE RIGGING SHOPPE!

Do you know anyone who may want to join our team?

The Rigging Shoppe Limited in Scarborough, Ontario is hiring a Full-Time Permanent position and a Full-Time Seasonal position for the months of April thru August.

Candidates will be expected to answer the phone, assist customers shopping in the store, enter purchases into the computer, handle cash and restock inventory in the store.

Applicants should have sailing experience and/or love the water.

Our store hours are:    

Hours may vary due to COVID.

Rigging Shoppe, 44 Midwest Road, Toronto
Email resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 


 

 

Posted: March 16, 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:

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/

 

 

 


 

 

Posted: March 16, 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:

Keys to success with Bluewater are:

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/

 

 

 


 

 

Posted March 4, 2021

Position:              Sales & Service Attendant

Location:             Flagship Marine; Kelowna, British Columbia

Job Type:             Full-time

Overview:

Flagship is a leading marine dealership established over 30 years ago in Kelowna. We are excited to offer a newly created position to help us keep growing. If you are dedicated, ambitious, and want a genuine opportunity to develop a career in the marine industry, do not hesitate to apply.

Responsibilities for Customer Service and Sales

Qualifications for Customer Service Sales

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

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Posted March 4, 2021

Position:              Marine Technician  

Location:             Flagship Marine; Kelowna, British Columbia

Job Type:             Full-time

Overview:

The Okanagan’s premier boat dealership is searching for a highly professional, ENERGETIC & EXPERIENCED service technician to join our team!  This is your chance to work in the Okanagan Lifestyle Industry with Kelowna’s Premier Marine Group – Flagship Marine.  For 34 years our team has enjoyed serving our amazing clients, helping them create lasting boating memories and having fun along the way.

Ideal Candidate


Personal Qualities

 

Benefits:

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

 

 

  

 


 

 

Posted February 8, 2021

Position:       Marine Service Technician Apprentice

Company:       Toronto Yacht Services Inc.

Reports to:     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 2021

Compensation:          $40,000 to $50,000 annually depending on qualifications and experience

Comprehensive health and dental benefit package

Smart phone allowance

Summer/Winter Uniforms provided, including PPE and allowance for safety footwear.

About Toronto Yacht Services Inc.:  In 2009, Toronto Yacht Services Inc. (TYS) was launched to provide a comprehensive range of mobile, professional, marine services in the Greater Toronto Area. TYS is now the preeminent Authorized Volvo Penta service centre for the Greater Toronto Area and north shore of Lake Ontario. TYS handles service, warranty, and engine sales/installation for the full range of Volvo Penta Volvo Penta IPS of all types from twin to quadruple installations on vessels ranging in size from 34 to 82 ft as well as gasoline sterndrive engines, diesel stern drives, and Volvo Penta compact diesel engines and saildrives.

Toronto Yacht Services is also an authorized dealer Yanmar and Westerbeke marine diesel engines and Kohler Marine Generators.  We are proud association members of ABYC, Boating Ontario and NMEA.

Our commercial clients include the Ministry of Environment Conservation and Parks, the Peel Regional Police, the Toronto Police Service, the 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.  TYS is seeking a confident, and highly organized Marine Service Technician Apprentice based in the Greater Toronto Area Ontario, Canada.

Marine Service Technician Apprentice Role and Responsibilities

TYS requires an apprentice to assist our Marine Service Technicians. Marine Service Technicians install inspect, maintain, and repair vessels of all types. Using diagnostic equipment, they test and repair vessel engines, transmissions, propellers, and running gear.  They also install and test sanitation and refrigeration systems, AC/DC electrical systems/equipment, steering gear, and accessories.

Responsibilities include:

NOTE:  At TYS we are dedicated to providing training opportunities in order to help our technicians upgrade their skills/qualifications and build capacity in the Marine sector.

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

Required Qualifications:

Working Conditions:

Contact:

Interested applicants should send the Resume/CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 


 

Posted: February 8, 2021

Position:       Marine Service Technician

Company:       Toronto Yacht Services Inc.

Reports to:     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 2021

Compensation:          $60,000 to $85,000 annually depending on qualifications and experience

Comprehensive health and dental benefit package

Smart phone allowance

Summer/Winter Uniforms provided, including PPE and allowance for safety footwear.

About Toronto Yacht Services Inc.:  In 2009, Toronto Yacht Services Inc. (TYS) was launched to provide a comprehensive range of mobile, professional, marine services in the Greater Toronto Area. TYS is now the preeminent Authorized Volvo Penta service centre for the Greater Toronto Area and north shore of Lake Ontario. TYS handles service, warranty, and engine sales/installation for the full range of Volvo Penta Volvo Penta IPS of all types from twin to quadruple installations on vessels ranging in size from 34 to 82 ft as well as gasoline sterndrive engines, diesel stern drives, and Volvo Penta compact diesel engines and saildrives.

Toronto Yacht Services is also an authorized dealer Yanmar and Westerbeke marine diesel engines and Kohler Marine Generators.  We are proud association members of ABYC, Boating Ontario and NMEA.

Our commercial clients include the Ministry of Environment Conservation and Parks, the Peel Regional Police, the Toronto Police Service, the 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.  TYS is seeking a confident, and highly organized Marine Service Technician Apprentice based in the Greater Toronto Ontario, Canada.

Marine Service Technician Role and Responsibilities

TYS requires Marine Service Technician to join our amazing service team. Marine Service Technicians install inspect, maintain, and repair vessels of all types. Using diagnostic equipment, they test and repair vessel engines, transmissions, propellers, and running gear.  They also install and test sanitation and refrigeration systems, AC/DC electrical systems/equipment, steering gear, and accessories.

Responsibilities include:

NOTE:  At TYS we are dedicated to providing training opportunities in order to help our technicians upgrade their skills/qualifications and build capacity in the Marine sector.

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

Contact:

Interested applicants should send the Resume/CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 


 

 

 

Posted January 26, 2021

Position: Experienced Marine Technician
Location: Toronto, Ontario 

Objective/ Job Description: 

Someone who has a minimum of 3 years in the marine or powersports industry.

Has experience repairing and troubleshooting personal watercraft.

Can work independently and in a team environment.

Has basic computer skills to communicate with customers and manufacturers.

Previous experience on Kawasaki PWC, however will be expected to repair and maintain all major PWC brands. 

Someone who is looking to learn and grow in this constantly changing industry.

Compensation: 

Starting wage $45K plus commission and is based off previous experience. Health/Dental and RRSP benefits. 

Contact information: 

Maddy Rotman, Service Manager 416-752-1560. Please email resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

  

   


 

 

Updated February 2, 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 February 1, 2021

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 1, 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.

 

 


 

Updated February 2, 2021

Position: Marine Electrician / Technician (Vancouver)

Location of work: Granville Island, Vancouver, BC

We are a marine contractor specializing in commercial and recreational vessels from 40 to 180 feet in length.

We are currently seeking a Marine Electrician or Marine Technician with a minimum of 5 years of experience in the following areas:

Applicants with experience working closely with HVAC, hydraulic, and plumbing systems is considered an asset.

An ideal candidate will have experience in the Marine Industry, however we welcome resumes of journey men electricians that have relevant experience.

Keys to success with Bluewater Rigging are

Our company offers a competitive salary based on experience and a medical benefit plan.

If interested, please reply with your resume and cover letter to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.