Careers at Sea
Do you want to travel the world while pursuing a career that keeps you on your feet? Do you love being in the open air? When you work as a Deckhand, there is no shortage of action!
Deckhands are true “handymen” and they actively participate in the overall handling and maintenance of the ship. They are authorized to operate deck and rescue equipment and may be called upon to participate in the transhipment of cargo.
There is a specific training for Deckhands that employers look for when hiring. With a few years of experience, you could upgrade your certification to Helmsman or even Navigation Officer through continuing education.
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Ensure general maintenance on the vessel, actively participate in the various operations and activities related to navigating, safety, passenger boarding and cargo transhipment
Be in good physical condition, have good manual dexterity, have marine emergency duties (MED) training (IMQ-CFMU) and a Secondary 5 diploma
DVS in Seamanship (IMQ-CFMU) or Bridge Watchkeeping training (continuing education), an asset
$50,000 to $85,000
Whether you work close to the coastline or on the high seas, a career as Deckhand is your chance to experience working on different types of ships: cargo ships, tankers, cruise ships or tugs.