Aquaculture Technician

Deepwater Farms Published: August 28, 2019
Calgary, Alberta
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Salary range
30,000 - 40,000
Hours per week
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This role involves raising and harvesting natural resources in an indoor fish farm.

The applicant will work closely with the Farm Manager to assist care for more than 40,000 fish. This will involve monitoring water quality and weighing and inspecting fish each day. It will also involve managing the import and acclimatization of fingerlings. Finally, it will involve the harvest and packaging of fish when they are ready for sale.

When these duties are complete, the applicant will work to implement redundancy to prevent complete system failures in the event of a power outage or blockage.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Assist with water quality monitoring.
  • Assist with weighing and inspecting fish each day.
  • Assist with counting and harvesting fish for sale.
  • Assist with the import and acclimatization of fingerlings each month.
  • Work with the Farm Manager to improve fish farm operations.
  • Manage feeding research to improve fish growth rate.
  • Manage stocking density research to reduce fish mortality rate.

Knowledge and skills

  • Basic knowledge of aquaculture systems is preferred.
  • Basic knowledge of fish physiology is preferred.
  • Basic knowledge of plumbing is preferred.
  • A valid driver's license is preferred.

Education required

  • A degree in science is preferred.

Certification required

  • None

Eligibility criteria

Career-Launcher Internships are funded by the Government of Canada under the Youth Employment Strategy. For program criteria information visit their website.


Qualified interns are:

  • Post-secondary students and graduates
  • No more than 30 years of age at the start of the internship
  • Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons granted refugee status in Canada*
  • Legally allowed to work according to the relevant provincial and Canadian legislation and regulations
  • Not receiving employment insurance during their internship
  • Available to work for at least six months
  • Not previous participants of a federal youth employment program
  • Not employees of the hiring employer prior to the start of their internship (does not apply to previous coop students or student interns)

*Refugee protection must be conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. Persons awaiting refugee status, as well as those who hold a temporary visitor visa, student visa or work visa, are ineligible to participate in a Youth Employment Strategy initiative.

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