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Brooke Rollins, Assistant Coordinator, Five Nations Fishery Monitoring Program, in Tofino

We are hiring Dockside Monitors

Brooke Rollins, Assistant Coordinator, Five Nations Fishery Monitoring Program, in Tofino
Are you looking for a job working outside directly with the Five Nations fishery and eager to gain experience in the environmental field?

Ecotrust Canada is looking to hire Dockside Monitors for the Five Nations fishery. Monitors can be based out of either Tofino, Gold River or Zeballos and duties will include monitoring and documenting catch, species identification, recording weights, collection of biological samples, and irregularity reporting. Monitors will be paid a minimum 4 hours for each shift.

We are looking to hire part-time staff with availability from Monday to Friday and the occasional weekend. There may be potential to work shifts over the winter. The actual length of fisheries is not known and a set number of workdays is not guaranteed. Schedules are created monthly.

Responsibilities include:
– Collection of accurate catch data
– Collection of biological samples
– Legibly and accurately record data on multiple forms
– Always maintain professional working relationships

– Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment
– Organizational skills
Strong written and verbal communication skills
– Excellent teamwork skills
– Comfortable working on docks, fishing vessels, and handling fish
– Completion of a Criminal Record Check
– Does NOT hold a fisher’s registration card or certificate of accreditation
– Does NOT purchase fish to resell
– Is NOT an owner, operator, or employee of a business that catches, cultures, processes, or transports fish

A mandatory training course will occur in early April in Tofino. Successful applicants must attend and pass the training course. Accommodations and a training stipend are provided during the course.

Pursuant to Section 16(1) of the Canadian Human Rights Act, preference will be given to Indigenous candidates who have a working knowledge of Nuu-chah-nulth culture and fishing practices.

For more information, contact Shelby Huebner at (250) 266-0418. Email your resume to and include “Job Application – Dockside Monitor” in the subject line.

Apply before March 24, 2023