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Apply to be a fishery officer

How to apply

Our Fishery Officer Trainee recruitment process is currently closed. Please stay tuned for the dates of our next process.

If you have any questions about the recruitment process or training program, please email us at

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Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

Self-declaring. Because you count!

By completing the Employment Equity section in your application, you help create a Public Service that is diverse, inclusive and representative of identities, cultures, perspectives and experiences that make up Canada. At the time of appointment, preference may be given to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities.

For the fourth year in a row, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) and the Canadian Coast Guard received special recognition as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People and as the overall Top Employer for the National Capital Region (NCR) in 2020. This special award confirms that DFO and the Coast Guard stand out nationally as a desired place to work, to learn and to build a successful long-term career.


You can apply to the recruitment program and participate in the classroom training if you:

You must have successfully completed any of the following:

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If you have any questions about the recruitment process or training program, please email us at

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