Saltwater Husbandry Technicians 2

Campbell River, BC, Canada ● Courtenay, BC, Canada ● Nanaimo, BC, Canada ● Port Alberni, BC, Canada ● Tofino, BC, Canada Req #88
January 24, 2023

Cermaq Canada is currently seeking to fill more than one permanent full-time Saltwater Husbandry Technician position for our saltwater operations. This position will be primarily based at our sea sites in Tofino, BC. We provide company paid bus and boat transport from communities to our farms in Tofino. You get a uniform, personal protective equipment and food supplied in camp during your shift. We also will provide you with company paid benefits upon hire, there is no waiting period.  


Cermaq is a world leading salmon farming company. We have a team of more than 3500 employees across Chile, Canada and Norway. A team committed and proud to grow superior seafood for a global market. At Cermaq, you become part of a meaningful, developing, and diverse workplace. We offer a wide range of job opportunities where you will be able to grow and learn in a sustainable and rapidly developing industry. We support our employees’ personal development and make it possible for you to realize new ideas and initiatives. Our culture is informal and committed. We are smart people in rubber boots. We care for each other, for the environment, and for our communities.



A Day on The Job: 

  • Providing support to the sea site through general husbandry operations to ensure a healthy lifecycle of the fish from smolt intakes, to growth, to harvest
  • Applying appropriate feeding strategies to grow and manage fish welfare, either through hand feeding or auto-feeding techniques
  • Monitoring fish activity and conducting environmental monitoring and sampling activities to ensure proper fish welfare
  • Maintaining a clean, safe, and biosecure site by performing simple maintenance, setting up sites, and closing sites
  • Operating heavy machinery such as boats and capstans


Position Requirements

  • Although prior experience is nice, we will train you
  • You want to work outdoors in any weather while being comfortable on the ocean
  • Come with a positive mindset, be flexible about what you need to do each day
  • A team player, gets along great with others and are always looking to lend a hand 
  • Ability to work independently, without supervision; you take initiative and work to keep yourself and your team safe each day.

How to Apply:

For more information about this opportunity please visit our careers page at, apply via Indeed, or email your resume and cover letter stating “Saltwater Husbandry Technician” in the subject line, to:



Cermaq Canada is an Essential Service Provider and requires all employees to provide proof of the COVID-19 Vaccine. Please email for more details.


Cermaq Canada is an equal opportunities employer who provides a workplace that is free of discrimination.


Cermaq Canada has a progressive view of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. Although wholly committed to hire the best candidate available, we strongly encourage applications from Indigenous peoples for this role.


We would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
Location on Google Maps
  • Campbell River, BC, Canada
  • Courtenay, BC, Canada
  • Nanaimo, BC, Canada
  • Port Alberni, BC, Canada
  • Tofino, BC, Canada