Deck officers - water transport

Deck officers - water transport

NOC
2273

- Deck officers, water transport

Operate and command ships or self-propelled vessels to transport passengers and cargo on oceans, coastal and inland waters, and supervise the activities of deck crews.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Undetermined
Undetermined

3 Year Job Openings

30
 

Median Hourly Wage

N/A

Median Salary

$58,643
 

Typically Required

College or apprenticeship

Employed

155
 

% Working Full Time

98%
 

% Working Full Year

50%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Deck officers, water transport, operate and command ships or self-propelled vessels to transport passengers and cargo on oceans and coastal and inland waters, and supervise and co-ordinate the activities of deck crews. This unit group also includes Canadian Coast Guard deck officers. They are employed by marine transportation companies and federal government departments.

Main Duties

Deck officers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Command and operate ships or other self-propelled vessels, such as barges or oil rigs, to transport passengers and cargo
  • Command and operate coast guard vessels to provide ice-breaking and search and rescue services, and to maintain control over ships operating in Canadian waters
  • Board vessels at berth or from pilot boats to advise ships' captains on the course to steer for safe passage into and out of ports, seaways or other waterways under pilotage authority
  • Plan and execute safe navigational passage using navigational aids
  • Determine geographical position using navigational instruments, maps and charts
  • Guide vessels in rivers, canals, and other confined or hazardous waters and waterways
  • Maintain vessels' navigational instruments and equipment
  • Direct and oversee the loading and unloading of cargo
  • Supervise and co-ordinate the activities of deck crews
  • Record vessel progress, crew activities, weather and sea conditions in the ship's log.

Also Known As

  • Coast Guard vessel first watchkeeping officer
  • Coast Guard vessel navigation officer
  • Coast Guard vessel watchkeeping officer
  • deck officer - water transport
  • ferryboat master
  • master mariner
  • ship pilot
  • ship second mate
  • ship third mate
  • ship's captain
  • ship's mate
  • tugboat captain
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is required.
  • Completion of deck officer cadet program from an approved nautical institute or One to three years of experience as a member of a deck crew is required.
  • A deck officer certificate of competency, issued by Transport Canada, is required.
  • For ship pilots, a ship pilot licence and a master certificate of competency are required.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

Data legend

8.2%
Female
91.8%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

Data legend

4.8%
15-24
4.8%
25-34
9.5%
35-44
40.5%
45-54
33.3%
55-64
7.1%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

Data legend

0.0%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
26.3%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
29.0%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
44.7%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
0.0%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

Data legend

56.1%
Transportation and warehousing
39.0%
Public administration
4.9%
Professional, scientific and technical services
0.0%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

Data legend

15.40%
Northeast
0.00%
Southeast
79.50%
Southwest
5.10%
Central
0.00%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

Data legend

N/A
Northeast
N/A
Southeast
$57,768
Southwest
N/A
Central
N/A
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$58,643

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$62,936

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$58,643

Newfoundland

$97,999

Prince Edward Island

$69,648

Nova Scotia

$80,949

Canada

$78,443
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

30
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

0
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

29
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

88
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

-4
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

89