Apprentice Marine Pilots


Apprentice Marine Pilots

Great Lakes Pilotage Authority
Location: Cornwall, Ontario
Posted: November 25th 2018
Deadline: December 7th, 2018

The Great Lakes Pilotage Authority (the Authority) operates in the interest of safety a marine pilotage service in all Canadian waters in the Provinces of Ontario, Manitoba and in Quebec south of the northern entrance to the St. Lambert Lock.

The Authority is currently recruiting eligible candidates for the following pilotage district in order to train them to become licensed marine pilots:

  • Competition number CO-201801 – Cornwall District (waters of the St. Lawrence River and lakes between St. Lambert Lock, St-Lambert, QC and Snell Lock, Massena, N.Y.).

Apprentices must successfully complete the training program in order to be recommended by the training committee for evaluation by an examination board. An apprentice becomes a licensed pilot following successful evaluation by the Board of examiners.

  1. Be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.
  2. Hold at a minimum one of the following Canadian certificates of competency:
  • Master Mariner;
  • Master, Near Coastal;
  • Master 3 000 Gross Tonnage, Near Coastal;
  • Master 500 Gross Tonnage, Near Coastal;
  • Chief Mate;
  • Chief Mate, Near Coastal;
  • Master 3 000 Gross Tonnage, Domestic.
  1. Have served at sea in the last five (5) years:
  • for at least 12 months as ship’s captain while holding one of the above-mentioned certificates; or
  • for at least 24 months as officer in charge of a navigational watch while holding one of the above-mentioned certificates.
  1. Hold a valid Marine Medical Certificate issued by Transport Canada indicating the capacity to carry out pilotage duties.
  2. Hold a restricted radio operator’s certificate (ROC-MC) or a valid General radio operator’s certificate (GOC) issued under the Radiocommunication Act.
  3. Hold the following training certificates:
  • Simulated Electronic Navigation, Level II; and
  • Bridge Resource Management.
  1. Speak and understand English well enough to carry out pilotage duties for District no. 1.
  2. Speak and understand French well enough to carry out pilotage duties for the Cornwall district.
  3. Successfully complete a “character profile” test.
Additional Information

Interested individuals should send their application indicating the competition number along with a resume specifying their qualifications and experience, and the supporting documentation for items 1 to 6 above.

Applications must be received no later than December 7, 2018.

The Authority adheres to the employment equity program.

Contact Information
Payroll and Personnel Administrator
Great Lakes Pilotage Authority
P.O. Box 95, 202 Pitt Street,
Cornwall, Ontario, Canada
K6H 5R9

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