Master, Major (Full Time)


BC Ferries



“We connect communities and customers to the people and places important in their lives”

At BC Ferries, our employees are our most important assets in delivering our commitment to customer safety, service and satisfaction. We offer a unique West Coast working environment with diverse challenges and opportunities. Whether your goal is to work behind the scenes, onboard our ships, or within our land based operations, you are a key contributor to the BC Ferries team.

With 47 ports of call and around 500 sailings every day, BC Ferries is the largest independently-owned ferry company in the world. Dedicated to safety, excellence, innovation, and people, we are committed to continuously improving the west coast travel experience of our customers.

Currently we are recruiting for an exciting shipboard management position in Prince Rupert.



Prince Rupert

We are currently seeking applications from individuals interested in being considered for the Shipboard Management position of Master, Major in Prince Rupert.

As Master, you lead the shipboard management team and are responsible for safety; departmental leadership; crew supervision and a strong customer service focus. The Master ensures efficient vessel operations, including navigation, route and ship management, regulatory compliance; maintaining operational records and logs, and supporting the business performance of the vessel. The Master oversees crew training in fire, safety and boat drills, ensure that safety equipment is operational and provide leadership in emergency situations.

As an Excluded Master, you:

  • ensure regulatory compliance with a high level of importance on overall safety;
  • hold a Transport Canada-approved Master’s Certification (Near Coastal or Master Mariner);
  • have suitable working experience as a Chief Officer or Master of a vessel over 350 GRT including management of the activities of deck and shipboard employees;
  • act as an on-watch management representative for the Company;
  • are computer proficient with a good working knowledge of current software programs;
  • are an innovative leader with a strong focus on customer service and Company objectives; and
  • ensure high standards of mariner professionalism and employee relations at all times.

Please apply by August 27, 2021.

BC Ferries supports employment equity and diversity in the workplace and we encourage applications from all qualified individuals including women, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (LGBTQ2S+), and others who reflect our ever-changing workplace.

We appreciate the interest of all applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Closing Date

Aug 27, 2021

How to Apply

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