Why Work with Us?

Come join a team of diverse professionals that are committed to providing a vital marine transportation link between the provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia. Headquartered in St. John's, NL, we employ approximately 1,400 people in three port locations (Argentia, Port aux Basques, and North Sydney) and on our four vessels. 

Whether you’re interested in a career as a Navigational or Engineering Officer, IT Specialist, Stevedore, or keen to work in fields spanning Hospitality, Human Resources, Finance, Safety, or Administration, we’re looking for your talent to help take us into the future.

To access our latest job postings, sign up for job alerts, visit our website regularly, or follow us on social media.

Have questions about the application process or want to learn more? Check out our FAQ section below.

Here is where your career journey begins

Equitable Employment

At Marine Atlantic, we are dedicated to building and fostering an inclusive and diverse environment, where all employees and customers feel welcomed, valued, and respected. 

Marine Atlantic invites applications from all qualified candidates and hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principles of equitable employment for all and strongly encourage applications from women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression to apply for positions with us. If you are a member of one of these groups, we invite you to self-identify on your application, cover letter, or resume.

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Much More Than a Paycheque

In addition to beautiful ocean views every day and being able to work with an engaged, diverse team, all Marine Atlantic employees enjoy:

  • Being part of a safety focused and inclusive organization
  • Competitive salaries
  • Defined benefit pension plan
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Professional development and advancement opportunities
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program
  • Healthy workplace initiatives
  • Employee recognition and awards program
  • One of the most attractive shift rotations in the marine industry
Marine Atlantic Values

Our People

Marine Atlantic employees are:

  • Safety driven and proud of our impressive safety track record
  • Team-oriented
  • Highly trained, skilled and experienced
  • Committed to their work
  • Dedicated to providing exceptional customer service
  • Devoted to working with integrity in every aspect of their role
  • Actively embracing diversity and fostering a respectful and inclusive workplace
  • Pleased to provide services in both official languages
  • Proud of Marine Atlantic’s heritage and long-standing service to the communities in which we work
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How will I know when Marine Atlantic has a job opening?

Job openings are posted above and on our social media accounts (see links below). They can also be found on other employment websites. Generally, postings are on our website for two weeks, so please check back for new opportunities.

How do I apply for a job at Marine Atlantic?

View our current opportunities section above and click on a position you are qualified for and interested in. Please complete all the fields in the online application.

Please sign up for our job alerts or keep checking our website regularly. Please note that Marine Atlantic does not keep a database of applications and you must apply online for every position you are qualified for and interested in.

Who is eligible to apply?

Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of Canada (as defined by Citizenship & Immigration Canada) and meet the qualifications listed on the job posting. In order to work unrestricted hours on our ferries as per Transport Canada, you must be 18 years of age or older. 

How do I self-identify that I belong to a designated group under the Employment Equity Act?

Marine Atlantic invites applications from women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression. If you are a member of one of these groups, we invite you to self-identify on your application, cover letter, or resume.

Will I receive confirmation that my application was submitted?

A confirmation page will be displayed after you click submit. Please note, you will not receive a confirmation email.  

How do I communicate that my contact information has changed?

Please email us at [email protected] with your most recent contact information and the position that you applied for. 

What do I do if I have problems submitting an online application?

Please email us at [email protected] if you have problems submitting an online application.

What about privacy?

All personal information in Marine Atlantic's custody is handled in accordance with the Privacy Act. 

How do I communicate that I require an accommodation / assistance during the selection process?

Candidates contacted for a job interview will be advised that Marine Atlantic has an accommodation policy for persons with disabilities and will be asked if they require an accommodation to participate in the interview.

What should I expect if I'm successful in the interview process?

Marine Atlantic completes a criminal record check and reference check on all successful applicants. Depending on the position, you can also expect to complete a driver’s abstract and credit bureau check. Original education documents also need to be submitted. Safety sensitive positions are subject to the provisions of our Drug and Alcohol Policy which includes pre-employment testing. We have a zero tolerance policy for alcohol, cannabis and illicit drugs.