by Heidi Riley
Northumberland Ferries Limited crosses between Wood Islands, PEI and Caribou, Nova Scotia. The ferry service operates from May to December with two vessels.
The company is currently recruiting for the 2022 season and expect to hire 20 to 30 people this summer. There will opportunities for funded training in May for those that do not have all the qualifications.
“We have up to 175 employees from March to December,” says Andrea Bird, Human Resources Director. “Employees return to work each year based on their seniority and we hire new people as well. We hire for the service-oriented positions in the spring and throughout the summer. Many Engineering and Navigation Officers are hired year-round.”
They are accepting applications for the following positions:
This includes jobs such as Toll Booth Cashiers, Terminal Attendants, Parking Lot Attendants, and Maintenance.
Duties include responding to customer inquiries, directing traffic in the parking lot, selling tickets, directing vehicles on and off the ship, accepting deliveries, stevedoring, and maintaining the terminal.
When hiring, the company looks for people with math skills and good communication skills who are personable and can provide good customer service.
Customer service-oriented jobs
This includes jobs such as Cooks, Lunch Counter Servers, and Stewards.
When hiring, the company looks for people with math skills, basic computer skills, and customer service experience. For Cooks, a cooking certificate is also desired.
Deckhands assist with getting vehicles on the ship, directing parking, and maintaining the ship. The position has a strong focus on safety and emergency management and requires employees to complete a four-month Bridge Watch Rating program with an on-ship training component.
“We invest in our employees with training and support to staff wanting to progress to higher-level positions in the company. You can start at an entry-level position and work your way up to become the Captain of the ship.” For more information about Northumberland Ferries Ltd., visit www.ferries.ca/careers/
For more information about Northumberland Ferries Ltd., visit www.ferries.ca.