About BC Ferries

Career Opportunities - General Information


Candidates who are eligible for employment with BC Ferries must be at least 16 years of age for shore-based positions. For ship-based positions, candidates must be at least 18 years of age to hold the necessary certificates. All applicants must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, as defined by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

Types of Employment

Seasonal Employment
Candidates who are hired as Seasonal Employees are employed for a specific period of time to complement regular staff levels during busy periods.

Casual Employment
Casual employees are required to be available, on-call, as required, with no guarantee of minimum hours. Most positions involve shiftwork. Casual assignments are frequently given with short notice; therefore casual employees usually reside within driving distance of the geographic locations at which they are employed.

Regular Employment
Permanent jobs that are open to the general public are posted on our company website under "Employment" and in newspapers, trade magazines or internet employment websites.

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