October 7, 2020
Ottawa, Ontario – Emergency situations in Canadian waters are a reality. The Canadian Coast Guard stands ready to respond when they arise, ensuring mariners are safe by leading search and rescue missions when needed.
Every summer, the Coast Guard hires Canadian post-secondary students to staff Inshore Rescue Boat (IRB) stations across the country. These stations, and the students who staff them, are an integral part of Canada’s marine safety system, strengthening the Coast Guard’s ability to respond quickly to calls for help on the water.
Successful applicants to the IRB program will have the opportunity to work at one of the Coast Guard’s IRB stations for the summer of 2021. They will see parts of Canada that many Canadians rarely see, have a direct positive impact on the lives of fellow Canadians, and gain not only marine work experience, but develop valuable communications, leadership, and teamwork skills that will help all IRB crew members as they move forward in their careers.
The Canadian Coast Guard is currently accepting applications from post-secondary students who meet the eligibility criteria of the Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP) until December 21, 2020. Additionally, the Coast Guard is currently accepting applications from Indigenous students to staff the Rankin Inlet, NU IRB station until November 29, 2020.
As an employer, the Canadian Coast Guard strives to represent the diversity of Canadians that we serve. We encourage Canadians of all backgrounds who meet the eligibility criteria to apply for these postings and explore a career with the Coast Guard.
We look forward to the new cohort of students who will be an indispensable part of ensuring marine safety on Canada’s waterways during the busy summer months.