Marine Atlantic: Bilingual Assistant Stewards

  • Deadline: December 15, 2019 at 11:00 pm

Are you seeking an exciting opportunity to build a career, work in a fast-paced team environment, interact with people from all over the world, make life-long friends and earn up to $26.50 per hour?

Marine Atlantic is recruiting for Bilingual Assistant Stewards to work onboard our ferries starting in the summer of 2020. Candidates must be proficient in written and spoken English and spoken French.

As a member of our Passenger Services team, you will participate in a variety of ongoing training programs and development opportunities. Benefits of employment include competitive salaries, a defined benefit pension plan and comprehensive health benefits package. Marine Atlantic is dedicated to creating a respectful environment that values Safety, Diversity, Integrity, Excellence, Teamwork and Commitment. Come join us, navigate your career and chart a course for success.

As an Assistant Steward, you will:

  • Proactively engage and assist our passengers in both official languages
  • Provide cheerful, friendly, helpful service in both official languages
  • Perform cleaning of cabins and public areas, maintaining high standards
  • Work in our food services
  • Contribute to a respectful workplace and uphold our corporate values

What will my schedule look like?

While these positions are considered on-call, spare and relief, our goal is to provide a schedule of 15 days of work during a month with 15 days off. Spare and relief employees may not always work 15 days in a month, and the days may not always be consecutive. Employees will be provided living accommodations while working onboard the vessels, and schedules will vary depending on operational and staffing requirements.

What do I need to be considered for this adventure?

  • Be 18 years of age or older*
  • Fluent in both of Canada’s official languages
  • Minimum High School Diploma or GED; ideally Post-Secondary courses in


  • Commitment to safety
  • Demonstrated superior customer service skills and a genuine passion for serving others
  • Ideally, two (2) years’ experience in the hospitality or customer service industry
  • Willing and able to work 12 hours a day in a customer focused environment
  • Professional oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Be impeccably groomed and wear our uniform in accordance with standards
  • Able to complete a valid Transport Canada Marine Medical, STCW 6.1, Marine First Aid,

    and Passenger Safety Management

Please note: Candidates will be tested for language proficiency in the French language.

How do I apply for this adventure?

Simply visit our website and submit an online application before 4 pm (Atlantic Time) on 15 December 2019