Recent or Potential Grads: Indigenous Employment Ambassador

  • Location: Sydney and Halifax, NS
  • Deadline: June 18, 2024 at 11:59 pm

Type of Employment: Full-time or Part-time

About Clearwater Seafoods

Clearwater Seafoods is one of North America’s largest vertically-integrated seafood companies and the largest holder of shellfish licenses and quotas in Canada. It is recognized globally for its superior quality, food safety, diversity of species and reliable worldwide delivery of premium wild, eco-certified seafood, including scallops, lobster, clams, coldwater shrimp, sea cucumber, langoustine, whelk and crab.

Since its founding in 1976, Clearwater has invested in science, people and technological innovation, as well as resource ownership and management to sustain and grow its seafood resource. This commitment has allowed it to remain a leader in the global seafood market and in sustainable seafood excellence.

Clearwater has a long tradition of partnering with First Nations. As part of the Offshore Clam Partnership, the 14 Mi’kmaq communities and Clearwater have begun to lead the development of a new model of fishing industry/First Nations collaboration that will create valuable full time employment opportunities for members of participating Mi’kmaq communities. In 2021, Clearwater Seafoods announced the sale of Clearwater to a partnership between FNC Holdings Limited Partnership, representing a coalition of Mi’kmaq First Nations and Premium Brands Holdings Corporation. The Mi’kmaq First Nations Coalition and Premium Brands each acquire 50% ownership in Atlantic Canada’s largest fishing company.

The Indigenous Employment Ambassador will work with First Nations communities in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland to develop and implement ways to attract Mi’kmaw people to work with Clearwater. The Indigenous Employment Ambassador will use their relationships within the communities to promote job opportunities within Clearwater. They will work closely with the IEOs to promote job opportunities as well as work with potential candidates on their application and support them as they join the company. The successful candidate will be provided with on-the-job training and support as they join Clearwater.

Job Duties:

  • Participate in community meetings including council meetings, meetings with IEOs, and community information sessions as well as career fairs, and local school events.
  • Help guide the HR team in reviewing job posting and required qualifications for open and upcoming positions.
  • Work with Indigenous applicants on developing resumes, cover letters and interview preparation techniques.
  • Support the HR team in the review of applicant information, interviewing applicants, and the selection of candidates.
  • Work with the HR team on our orientation program for Indigenous employees.
  • Assess existing barriers that prevent community members from accessing employment opportunities and work with HR and the business to remove those barriers.

Key Behavioral Competencies (Personal Characteristics):

  • Ability to work both independently & as member of a team.
  • Great organizational & time management skills.
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills.


  • Strong knowledge and relationships with Indigenous communities and organizations.
  • Knowledge of Indigenous culture and history.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel.

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