Work with us
Our employees come from various countries, backgrounds and beliefs, but we all share one thing – a passion for our salmon and a desire to provide healthy, sustainable food for generations.
We have the best people
Cermaq Canada is a progressive aquaculture company with various roles and career path opportunities in several coastal Vancouver Island communities.
Whether you are new to the work force, a skilled worker, a college or university graduate or someone simply looking for a career change, salmon aquaculture offers steady year-round employment in a variety of positions.
Cermaq Canada directly employs more than 300 people in the coastal communities of beautiful Vancouver Island.
All our employees receive a competitive pay and benefits package that includes paid vacation, extended health and dental coverage, life and AD&D insurance, an employee and family assistance plan, and a matching RRSP plan, among other perks and benefits.
We also encourage employee advancement within Cermaq Canada through on-the-job training, as well as company sponsored training, mentorship, cross-training and other development opportunities.
Cermaq Canada hires on the basis of merit. We are an equal opportunities employer who provides a workplace that is free of discrimination.
We are focused on attracting and retaining the best talent by encouraging applications from all qualified individuals, regardless of race, gender, disability, or any other identifying characteristic protected by law.
Applicants must be legally able to work in Canada at time of application, and preference will be given to Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
Why choose Cermaq?
On average, we have about 50 office-based roles, including the executive leadership team, who support the approximately 250 farm, processing and warehouse based employees.
Our annual average payroll is $17.3 million with an additional $5.1 million provided to employees in paid benefits. The average annual salary of a Cermaq employee is just over $59,000, if benefits are included, the average annual salary rises to over $65,000.
Our employees range from young employees who are starting their working lives on our farms, to seasoned executives.
We believe in providing a culture which fosters career development and long-term skill development.
Cermaq Canada provides more than a job. it provides career opportunities and supportive culture that fosters a strong sense of team.
We provide career opportunities and supportive culture that fosters a strong sense of team.
Our employees range from young employees who are starting their working lives on our farms, to seasoned executives. We have a large fish health department and have biologists, veterinarians and specialists as part of the team.
We are all passionate salmon farmers who use a combination of traditional and proven animal husbandry techniques and state of the art technology to ensure the health and wellbeing of our fish. We are walking the line between traditional agriculture and modern, cutting-edge farming research and development. We are providers of fresh, healthy salmon who believe that the iconic wild salmon of BC need to be supported to ensure that they remain a part of our history, ecosystem, and cultural identity. We support the truth and reconciliation process and believe that through listening and learning, we can achieve shared value and move forward in a way that will provide benefits to Indigenous peoples, wild salmon and Cermaq.