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Headquartered in Victoria since 1978, Archipelago is a long-standing BC employer. Through additional offices at each of British Columbia’s busiest fishing ports, and its Asia Pacific subsidiary in Australia, Archipelago maintains a staff of 120+ industry professionals including biologists, at-sea observers, dockside monitors, technicians, and more. Archipelago provides observer training (with full government certification) for at-sea and dockside monitoring staff, and maintains the highest standards for quality service and professional conduct.

At Archipelago, employees make a commitment to the company and to each other. Employees are expected to contribute to a positive workplace, exercise best efforts, and develop their careers within an atmosphere of cooperation and shared respect; in kind, Archipelago offers gainful employment in a safe, healthy, and respectful environment.

Current Opportunities

Fisheries Monitoring Programs

Sandspit, BC

Are you passionate about sustainable seafood? Want to help look after our ocean resources? Think rain-soaked high-vis fashion is the next big trend? Archipelago is seeking honest and reliable workers to assist with the delivery of it’s geoduck dockside monitoring program in Sandspit, BC. Hours of work can be irregular with weekend and evening work required.

DUTIES

  • Monitor and document the offload activities of geoduck commercial fishing vessels and packers.
  • Accurate recording of offloaded catch and weights, transmission of validation data back to fishing grounds and to Victoria office staff.
  • Monitor compliance of fishery regulations.
  • Perform biological sampling of selected species if required.

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Highly self-motivated with strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to work flexible schedules including irregular hours, evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to work independently, follow procedures, and meet strict timelines.
  • Knowledge of the fishing industry is an asset.
  • Valid BC Drivers Licence (or equivalent to) with a reliable vehicle.
  • The job is physically demanding and candidates should be capable of occasionally lifting or moving fish (up to 50 pounds) and climb ladders up to 25 feet to board fishing vessels.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Competitive wage starting at $18.00/hour with a guaranteed minimum 4-hour callout on all days worked.
  • Hourly rates increase by length of service and hours worked to $18.98/hour, $20.19/hour and $21.55/hour.
  • Must obtain Fisheries Observer Certification through Fisheries and Oceans, Canada*. This required certification training is provided to successful candidates that have completed the training course.
  • All successful candidates will need to provide a criminal record check to be certified as a Fisheries
    Observer as required by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
  • The work is primarily in Sandspit, but the ability to travel within the region to other fish landing ports is an asset.
  • Training will be provided during a 2 week trial of landings into Sandspit, work will become available depending on the trial.

 

*Fisheries Act and Fisheries (General) Regulations state that a person who owns, operates, manages, or is an employee of an enterprise that catches, cultures, processes or transports fish cannot be certified as a Fisheries Observer.

 

TO APPLY:  Email a pdf of your resume to: hr@archipelago.ca

Application Deadline: Open until suitable candidate found

Note: Interviews may be conducted throughout the posting period and the position may be filled prior to the closing date.

 

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Are you passionate about sustainable seafood? Want to help look after our ocean resources? Think fish are pretty neat, the slimier the better? Archipelago is seeking hard working and reliable workers to assist with the delivery of it’s groundfish dockside monitoring program in Prince Rupert, BC. Hours of work can be irregular with weekend and evening work required.
Duties

  • Assist a Fisheries Observer by tagging halibut and counting fish.
  • Identification of all species landed.
  • Accurate recording of piece counts of offloaded species.
  • Monitor compliance of fishery regulations.

Required Skills

  • Requires fine motor skills, manual dexterity, and use of both hands.
  • Ability to stand at a fish grading table for long periods of time.
  • Ability to bend at waist to reach and slide halibut weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to work flexible schedules including irregular hours, evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to work independently, follow procedures, and directions.
  • Ability to identify commercially important marine species considered an asset.
  • Valid BC Drivers License with a reliable vehicle is an asset.

Terms of Employment

  • Wages is $15.57/hour with a guaranteed minimum 4-hour callout on all days worked.
  • The hours and work schedules are variable as they are governed by the landing times of the fishing vessels.
  • The work is primarily in Prince Rupert, but the ability to travel to other fish landing ports is desirable.
  • Workers must provide their own rain gear and boots suitable for work at a fish offloading station.

TO APPLY:  Email a pdf of your resume to: hr@archipelago.ca 

Application Deadline: March 20, 2021

Note: Interviews may be conducted throughout the posting period and the position may be filled prior to the closing date.

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Are you passionate about sustainable seafood? Want to help look after our ocean resources? Think rain-soaked high-vis fashion is the next big trend? Archipelago is seeking honest and reliable workers to assist with the delivery of it’s groundfish dockside monitoring programs in Prince Rupert, BC.  Hours of work can be irregular with weekend and evening work required.

Duties

  • Monitor and document the offload activities of groundfish commercial fishing vessels.
  • Identification of all species landed.
  • Accurate recording of offloaded weights into electronic data systems and on paper.
  • Monitor compliance of fishery regulations.
  • Perform biological sampling of selected species.
  • Assist at offloads with piece counting and halibut tagging.

Required Skills

  • Highly self-motivated with strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to work flexible schedules including irregular hours, evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to work independently, follow procedures, and meet strict timelines.
  • Ability to identify commercially important marine species considered an asset.
  • High school graduation as a minimum. Knowledge of the fishing industry is an asset.
  • Valid BC Drivers Licence (or equivalent to) with a reliable vehicle.
  • The job is physically demanding and candidates should be capable of occasionally lifting or moving fish (up to 50 pounds) and climb ladders up to 25 feet to board fishing vessels.

Terms of Employment

  • Competitive wage starting at $18.00/hour with a guaranteed minimum 4-hour callout on all days worked. Hourly rates increase by length of service and hours worked to $18.98/hour, $20.19/hour and $21.55/hour.
  • Position is subject to an overtime averaging agreement, approved by Labour Canada.
  • Must obtain Fisheries Observer Certification through Fisheries and Oceans, Canada*. This required certification training is provided to successful candidates in our 2-week training course.
  • All successful candidates will need to provide a criminal record check to be certified as a Fisheries Observer as required by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
  • Full and part-time equivalent positions are available. The hours and work schedules are variable as they are governed by the landing times of the fishing vessels.
  • The work is primarily in Prince Rupert and Port Edward, but the ability to travel to other fish landing ports is desirable.

*Fisheries Act and Fisheries (General) Regulations state that a person who owns, operates, manages, or is an employee of an enterprise that catches, cultures, processes or transports fish cannot be certified as a Fisheries Observer.

TO APPLY:  Email a pdf of your resume to: hr@archipelago.ca

Application Deadline: Open until suitable candidates are found

Note: Interviews may be conducted throughout the posting period and the position may be filled prior to the closing date.

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