Careers at Sea
What comes to mind when you think of the maritime setting? If it’s that mythical image of the helm and a horizon as far as the eye can see, then a career as Wheelsman could be perfect for you!
Also known as Helmsman, the wheelsman steers and directs the ship under the orders of the Watchkeeping Officer.
On the bridge, you will ensure that you stay on course and bring the crew and cargo to safe harbour. You will also participate in departure and docking operations.
As an experienced Seaman, you will be required to hold a Canadian Bridge Watch certificate and have successfully passed Transport Canada’s exam.
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Steer the ship and ensure that you stay on course, and maintain safety while the ship is moving
Canadian Bridge Watch Rating certificate and successful completion of the Transport Canada exam
DVS in Seamanship (IMQ-CFMU) or Bridge Watch Rating (continued education), an asset
$50,000 to $85,000
In the wheelhouse, your work has a direct impact on the ship’s safety and the smooth running of operations! If you like challenges and being in the middle of the action, this is the perfect career for you!