Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Catch Certification Program Operations Centre, Tignish
Jobs: Casual Certification Officers for the Catch Certification Program Operations Centre. Also, students are recruited through the Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP). Bilingualism would be an asset to this role but is not necessary.
“At the centre, we validate applications from industries that export seafood product to the European Union,” says Kevin Sullivan. Casual positions offer up to 90 days of work, with the ability to apply for other jobs such as full-time indeterminate positions and term positions which vary from three months to one year.
“Casual staff have the opportunity to apply for longer-term work with the federal government,” says Rebecca Ridlington. “Anthony Millar and I both started as casual staff and then applied for term positions.”
A minimum of grade 12, the ability to use computer systems, and effective communication skills are required. “For the better part of our day, we are working on the computer, so being comfortable with technology is important,” says Anthony.
Tips when applying: “Make sure you describe very well the skills you can offer,” says Kevin. “Don’t just say you have computer knowledge. List the software and programs you are capable of using.”
To apply for casual positions at the Catch Certification Program Operations Centre in Tignish, please mail your resumé to: Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Catch Certification Program – Operations Centre, PO Box 99, Tignish, PEI, C0B 2B0. Students may apply through FSWEP, a program offering work experience in the federal public service to full-time students.