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Environmental Response Student Program - Summer 2020

Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP)

Fisheries and Oceans Canada / Canadian Coast Guard, Environmental Response


Dartmouth (Nova Scotia),
Prescott (Ontario),
Québec (Québec),
Richmond (British Columbia),
Sarnia (Ontario),
St. John’s (Newfoundland and Labrador),
Victoria (British Columbia)

Job type



$17.64 – Response Trainee / $23.15 - Junior Response Specialist

Number of jobs

Approximately 18 positions

Contact information


FSWEP eligibility criteria

Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons

What you will gain

The Environmental Response (ER) Program operates as a part of the Canadian Coast Guard Incident Management Directorate. ER assumes command and control of all ship-source and mystery-source pollution incidents in Canadian waters.

Are you interested in a challenging and rewarding summer job? Do you want to provide key maritime services to Canadians to make our waterways safe and accessible?

Depending on operational needs, you will have the opportunity to participate to:

• Gain real time experience in environmental response operations, including; responding to active pollution incidents, contributing to pollution response planning, and supporting operations;
• Receive professional training by a Canadian Coast Guard Senior Response Officer; and
• Potentially receive an opportunity to participate in an entry level developmental program for permanent employment following the successful completion of both ER work assignments and your educational program.

CLOSING DATE: January 16, 2020

What you will do

The ER program within the Coast Guard manages the overall response to marine pollution incidents, which includes both scientific and operational activities.

You may be assigned to various environmental response activities while working with the regional ER team.

Note 1: Environmental Response incidents can occur at any time during all types of weather.

As Response Personnel, you will participate actively to complete diverse tasks, which may include:

• Administrative support;
• Operational logistics support;
• Deployment of pre-staged ER equipment located on the site (vessels, containment booms, sorbent material, etc.);
• Carrying-out a limited operational response, including taking photographs and transportation of personnel; and
• Reviewing policies and procedures regarding ER.

• Full-time for the summer season with possibility to be rehired part-time during the 2020-2021 academic year, under the condition of successful completion of the mandatory training prior to the commencement of work.

What we are looking for

Post-secondary students who meet the FSWEP eligibility criteria and are:

• Team players;
• Dependable; and
• Motivated.

Successful candidates are required to provide the following valid documentation:

• Canadian Driver's License (Unrestricted) (with the exception of candidates applying to the Central and Arctic Region).

Other qualifications that are considered an asset.

If you possess any of the following, please mention it in your application:

• Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate, Level C;
• Standard First-Aid Certificate (minimum 16 hour course);
• Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC); and
• Restricted Radio Operator Certificate – Maritime (ROC-M)

Employment Equity

The Coast Guard is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you, when applying, to self-declare if you belong to the following targeted Employment Equity group:

• Aboriginal person

Work Location

The Coast Guard ER Program operates in three regions across Canada.

As part of the Environmental Response Personnel, you will work in one of the following offices:

Atlantic Region:
• Newfoundland & Labrador Sector (St. John’s)
• Maritimes Sector (Dartmouth)

Central and Arctic Region:
• St. Lawrence Sector (Québec City)
• Arctic Sector (Prescott)
• Great Lakes Sector (Sarnia)

Western Region (Richmond, Victoria)

Note 2: No relocation expenses will be reimbursed.

For more information please contact:

• Atlantic Region: terrilynn.george@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
• Central and Arctic Region: Eric.escalmadon@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
• Western Region: Tyler.Yager@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Conditions of employment

Conditions of employment are any requirements that must be met or complied to before being hired to a particular position and are to be maintained throughout the employment.

• Depending on operational needs, Medical Fitness of the Health Canada Occupational Health Assessment, Category III is required for all operational personnel engaged in Environmental Response services; and
• Security Standards to obtain and maintain a valid Enhanced Security clearance

Note: The employment conditions will be coordinated by the Canadian Coast Guard.

CLOSING DATE: January 16, 2020

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