Post Posting Board for Newcastle Island

Job Postings

Thank you for your interest in employment on Saysutshun/Newcastle Island. We are currently accepting applications for one position.

Ferry Captain (SVOP) (Seasonal)

Saysutshun (Newcastle Island)


Ferry Captain


NCI Ferry Service is recruiting for Ferry Captains (SVOP) to join our team in a seasonal capacity.  The successful applicants will assist in ensuring passengers travel to Saysutshun in a safe and efficient manner. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals who are keen, motivated and able to work both independently and as a team member.  Our Ferry Captains and Crew are often the first interaction our customers have with our service; we are all about customer service, safety, and Saysutshun.  With all of this in mind, we expect our staff to be friendly, helpful, cooperative, and happily provide information about Saysutshun, the Nanaimo Harbour and our ferry service..

Main duties:

The Newcastle Island Ferry provides daily passenger ferry service to Saysutshun (Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Park).  We are looking for friendly, positive people to join our team as captains of our 12-passenger vessel who will also act as deckhands for our 40-passenger vessel.

  • As captain of our 12-passenger vessel
  • Safety and well-being of all passenger both on the vessel and on the docks
  • Daily operation of the vessel
  • Collection of fares
  • Recording of passengers
  • As deck hand on our 40-passenger vessel
  • Constant watch when the vessel is in motion
  • Collection of fares
  • Recording of passengers
  • Loading of equipment, supplies and bicycles

Employment requirements:

Transport Canada requires that all our ferry operators have:

  • Small Vessel Operator Proficiency (SVOP)
  • MED A3 or SVDBS
  • ROC-M
  • Marine Basic First Aid

Experience requirements:

  • Marine experience preferred

Key Competencies:

  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Devoted to safety in all facets of the workplace
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as a team member

Saysutshun (Newcastle Island) offers a competitive compensation package.

Please submit your current resume and cover letter to:

Saysutshun (Newcastle Island)


Deadline Date: May 15th, 2021

Please note only those applicants who are short-listed will be contacted