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Careers at Fisheries and Oceans Canada : Something for everyone

Whether you’re looking for a career behind the scenes or on the water, we might have the job for you.


Careers at Fisheries and Oceans Canada : Something for everyone

What motivated me to join Fisheries and Oceans Canada was pretty much my love for the outdoors, for the wilderness and for fish.

It’s very rewarding to be able to have that in my life every day. My most memorable job experience working with Fisheries and Oceans Canada has been my work at Inch Creek Hatchery because I’ve had the chance to get up close and personal with almost all the life history of these salmon every little step of the way and care for these little guys and watch them grow and then release them and feel like you’re participating in something.

My advice to someone interested in joining DFO would be to go for it. You find there’s a lot of different job opportunities and a lot of different areas within DFO. As long as you have motivation, enthusiasm and willingness to learn, you’ll find there’s a lot of rewarding niches within the department.

When I got my first job, I worked as a co-op student and I was amazed. I got paid to hike every single day, and count salmon in these beautiful, beautiful wilderness areas. Later, when I worked some other programs, I rafted and counted fish by raft. There’s times where you get to use your brain in the office and some analytical skills when it comes to data. There’s a little bit of everything, so if you’ve got the passion, this is the job for you.

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