First Mate – Dry Bulk

This position is unionized. Wages and benefits will be paid as per union agreement.

Job Duties:

Reporting directly to the Master, The Chief Mate is responsible for the application of the Company Quality, Health & Safety, and Environmental Policies in all aspects of deck operations and maintenance. The Chief Mate is responsible for the navigation of the vessel, overseeing loading and unloading of cargo, supervising activities of the deck crew, and other duties not carried out by the Captain.


  • Chief Mate Certificate issued by Transport Canada
  • Radio Operator’s License (or GOC)
  • Certificate of Proficiency for Vessel Personnel with Security Responsibilities (preferred)
  • Great Lakes Pilotage Authority (GLPA) certificate holder (preferred)
  • Canadian passport or permanent residence status
  • STCW Certificates


Skills, Abilities and Experience:

  • Minimum 2 years recent experience working on dry-bulk vessels
  • Experience with Safety Management Systems
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Knowledge of English language is required


Algoma Central Corporation encourages application from designated group members identified under the Federal Employment Equity Act. We wish to thank all applicants in advance, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Algoma Central Corporation is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, Algoma will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact


Salary: $633.48 – $647.69 per day (depending on vessel type)


Transport Canada has signed reciprocal arrangements with the following countries to accept and recognize their STCW certificates:

  • Australia
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Jamaica
  • Norway
  • Republic of Panama
  • Republic of the Philippines
  • United Kingdom
  • Ukraine

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63 Church Street, Suite 600
St. Catharines, Ontario,

+1 (905) 687-7888