Job Details - Bilingual Assistant Stewards

Bilingual Assistant Stewards

Marine Atlantic Inc


Weekdays Weekends Evenings Nights Shift On-Call Holidays


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 $26.502 per hour.

Marine Atlantic is recruiting for Bilingual Assistant Stewards to work onboard our ferries. Candidates must be proficient in written and spoken English as well as 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 a Bilingual 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 and inclusive 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. Schedules will vary depending on operational and staffing requirements. Employees will be provided living accommodations while working onboard the vessels.



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 hospitality/tourism
  • 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, Marine Evacuation System and Basic or Advanced Food Handling

How do I apply for this adventure?

Simply visit our website and submit an online application before 4 pm (Atlantic Time) 26 April 2021.

NOTE: This is a designated safety sensitive position and subject to the provisions of Marine Atlantic’s Drug and Alcohol Policy which includes, but not limited to pre-employment testing. Marine Atlantic has a zero-tolerance policy for alcohol, cannabis, and illicit drugs.

At Marine Atlantic, we are dedicated to building and fostering an inclusive and diverse environment, where all employees and customers feel welcomed, valued, and respected.

Marine Atlantic invites applications from all qualified candidates and hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principles of equitable employment for all and strongly encourage applications from Women, Indigenous People, Persons with Disabilities, Visible Minorities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression.  If you are a member of one of these groups, we invite you to self-identify on your application, cover letter or resume.

*In order to work unrestricted hours on our ferries as per Transport Canada, you must be 18 years of age or older.

To receive this job poster in an alternative format or to discuss alternate ways of completing the online application, please contact the Marine Atlantic Human Resources Department at





Intended Job Posting Audience

This employment opportunity is open for: Canadian, Permanent Residents, and Temporary Residents who are able to work for any employer in Canada (Study Permit and Open work permit holders).

Only applicants who are authorized to work in Canada will be considered.

Location Information
North Sydney
Cape Breton Regional Municipality
Nova Scotia
Job Information
Marine Atlantic Inc
NOC Code
Ground and water transport ticket agents, cargo service representatives and related clerks (6524)
Experience Required
An Asset
Available Openings
Pay Type
To be Determined
Pay Rate
To be Determined
Estimated Weekly Hours
Start Date
End Date
Language Proficiency Level
Fluent (CLB 10-12)
Posted on
April 12th 2021
April 26th 2021