Career Opportunities

Are you interested in a challenging career with excellent pay?


There are a few main things every skipper looks for in every deckhand, and those are a “fire in the belly,” dependability, the physical and mental ability to do the work, and the ability to shift gears quickly from one second to the next without losing your cool.

Factory Worker

To work in the factory aboard our vessel, the skipper is looking for crewmembers with a “wise head and a sure hand”. You’ll need the versatility to take on a range of tasks, the focus to stay on task for the full duration of your shift, and an unwaveringly serious approach to safety.

Meet Kavavow, Our Recruitment Lead

Kavavow is the perfect person to welcome you aboard as part of the Baffin Fisheries family! Born and raised in Frobisher Bay – now known as Iqaluit – he has lots of experience having previously worked with the Nunavut Fisheries and Marine Training Consortium (NFMTC) as a Community Liaison Officer. For the last several years, Kavavow has shown countless new crewmembers the ropes in his role with our Crewing and Recruitment team. He is quick to recommend Baffin as a great place to work and has knowledge as deep as Baffin Bay to help you through the application and training process.

Life On The Vessel

The best parts of life on the vessel are the stories you hear, the unique experiences you have, and the mutual trust and friendship you share with the crew. It’s also the pride you get from doing hard physical work and living in the moment. The raw beauty of working on the water. And the paycheque!

Challenging Work

It’s challenging to work on a fishing vessel. You need to be prepared to work long hours, have the ability to work under difficult conditions, be a team player, and you need to be patient yet always alert. Most importantly, you need to be willing to perform different types of duties on short notice.

Great Benefits

You are well compensated for all the hard work you do on the vessel. A crew member in an entry-level position (greenhorn) in the factory can earn about $100,000 per year, depending on the number of fishing trips worked. On average, our crew members who made 4-5 trips earned about $85,000 to $100,000 depending on the species being fished.

Safety Practices

When it comes to safety practices on the vessel, Baffin takes it very seriously. When you work for Baffin, it’s our responsibility to do the best we can to ensure your safety. That said, safety is a mutual responsibility and we always encourage our workers to follow the safety practices and do their best to stay safe.

Work With Us

If you’re interested in working for Baffin Fisheries and have the required training, the next step is to apply. If you don’t, you’ll need to enroll for training at the Nunavut Fisheries and Marine Training Consortium.

Where To Start

If you already have the MED Certification, you will be considered for a Deckhand or Factory Worker position right away.

Get Trained

Nunavut Fisheries and Marine Training Consortium (NFMTC), co-founded by Baffin, provides training to Inuit beneficiaries who are interested in working with the fishing industry as a career. Simply, fill out the form below and Kavavow will send you more information on how to sign up for training.

Contact Kavavow

  • If you have not received any training and have no seafarer documentation, please click here to register for training. Financial assistance is available.

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