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Employment and Career Opportunities with the Canadian Coast Guard

Employment and Career Opportunities

A variety of employment opportunities are available within the Canadian Coast Guard. For a list of available positions in the organization and throughout the federal public service, please regularly check the website of the Public Service Commission of Canada.

For more information on careers with the Canadian Coast Guard in Québec, call 1-866-660-6948 or send an email to We also invite you to view the Canadian Coast Guard YouTube channel.

Career Opportunities

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The Canadian Coast Guard is, first and foremost, an institution composed of highly qualified women and men who provide essential marine services to Canadians, sometimes in hazardous conditions. Below are a few career profiles:

Student Program

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Every summer, the Canadian Coast Guard hires students to be part of Search and Rescue teams in its Inshore Rescue Boat Service. As part of the Federal Student Work Experience Program, students enrolled full-time at a university, college or CEGEP can apply.

Come and meet us

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Always on the lookout for new talent, the Canadian Coast Guard is present at recruiting events and job fairs.

Visit this page regularly to find out in which activities the Canadian Coast Guard participates.

Canadian Coast Guard College

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The Canadian Coast Guard College is located in Sydney Nova Scotia. The College offers unique learning opportunities for Officer Cadets in Marine Navigation and Marine Engineering, as well as for Marine Communications and Traffic Services Officers.