The Canadian Coast Guard is offering a three-day workshop to recruit trainees for its Marine Communications and Traffic Services in Iqaluit April 9 to 11.

photo courtesy Canadian Coast Guard
The Canadian Coast Guard is recruiting for its Marine Communications and Traffic Services in Iqaluit this week. Seen here, the CCGS Des Groseilliers leads a convoy of vessels in the Arctic in late August 2017.

“Currently, there are multiple positions available in Iqaluit. The recruitment process is an inventory and remains open all year for applications; however, aptitude testing sessions are scheduled only a few times a year,” said Lauren Solski, communications advisor for Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, via e-mail.

Those interested can learn about the online job application process April 9 from 1 to 7 p.m. in the Nunavut Arctic College lab room. The workshop is on a drop-in basis, and staff will be available to help.

On April 10, a pre-training session for the aptitude test will be held at the same place from 1 to 7 p.m. “Interested candidates can drop in during this time to take practice tests and participate in exam exercises that will help refresh many cognitive skills that will be tested,” according to a news release.

Finally, the aptitude test will be offered, again at the college, on April 11 from 5 to 7 p.m.

The work is open to anyone with an interest and who has graduated high school.

The job includes monitoring marine frequencies and responding to distress calls, protecting the environment and the safety of shipping by screening vessels entering Canadian waters, delivering information and advice to regulate marine traffic movement, and taking appropriate action to ensure the safe and efficient movement of vessels in Canadian waters.

Candidates who pass the test will be invited for job interviews on April 12 and 13.

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