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Senior Master, Minor

Senior Master, Minor

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Hornby Island
Job Type 
Full Time
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With 47 ports of call, 35 vessels, and more than 500 sailings every day, BC Ferries is the largest independently-owned ferry company in the world. Dedicated to safety, excellence, innovation, and people, we are committed to continuously improving the west coast travel experience of our customers.




Senior Master, Minor

Hornby Island


We are currently seeking applications from individuals interested in being considered for the Shipboard Management position of Senior Master, Minor.


As a Senior Master, you are responsible for the overall management of employees and the vessel, including managing and leading the Shipboard Management Team. The Senior Master coordinates the effective performance of the vessel and its personnel in providing safe, efficient, economic, and timely transport of passengers and vehicles. The Senior Master is responsible for creating, forecasting, and balancing the deck and overall budget for the vessel. You will also participate in ensuring high standards of employee engagement and customer service in accordance with company objectives.


As a Senior Master, you: 

  • ensure regulatory compliance with a high level of importance on overall safety;
  • hold a Transport Canada-approved Master’s Certification (Near Coastal or Master Mariner);
  • hold relevant post-secondary education or combination of education and experience;
  • have minimum 3 years’ experience as a Master of a vessel over 350 GRT including management of the activities of deck and shipboard employees;
  • successful clearance on a BC Ferries vessel within 180 days of appointment;
  • 1 year experience of shore-side management experience in a marine business setting;
  • are computer proficient with a good working knowledge of current software programs;
  • are an innovative leader with a strong focus on customer service and Company objectives; and
  • ensure high standards of mariner professionalism and employee relations at all times.


Please apply by August 24, 2018.


We appreciate the interest of all applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.