Boat and cable ferry operators and related

Boat and cable ferry operators and related

NOC
7533

- Boat and cable ferry operators and related occupations

Operate lock gates and bridges along canal systems, or operate cable ferries and ferry terminals, or operate small watercraft to transport passengers or freight.

Quick facts

3-Year Outlook

Undetermined
Undetermined

3-Year Job Openings

6
 

Median Hourly Wage

$18.63
$15.00
Low
$30.00
High

Median Salary

$39,650
 

Typically Required

High school or specific training

Employed

33
 

% Working Full Time

100%
 

% Working Full Year

50%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

This unit group includes workers who operate lock gates, bridges and similar equipment along canal systems and workers who operate cable ferries and ferry terminals. This group also includes boat operators, and owner-operators, who operate small motorboats or watercraft to transport passengers or freight. Workers in this group are employed by the federal government, cable ferry companies, ferry terminals, marine companies and canal, port or harbour authorities. Owner-operators of small boats are self-employed.

Main Duties

Lock equipment operators perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Operate telecommunication equipment or use portable loudspeakers to direct movements of vessels in lock area
  • Operate controls to open or close lock gates
  • Operate controls to raise, lower or turn bridges
  • Observe progress of vessels passing through locks.

Cable ferry operators perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Signal passengers and motor vehicles to embark and disembark
  • Operate cable ferry across narrow waterway
  • Perform routine maintenance and repairs to engine, cables and winches.

Ferry terminal workers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Operate controls to adjust landing bridge, position or remove gangplank, open or close doors and gates, and secure or remove docking devices
  • Signal passengers and motor vehicles to embark and disembark
  • May collect tickets or fares from passengers.

Boat operators perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Operate motorboats, launches, small ferry boats and other similar vessels to transport passengers or freight
  • Maintain boats and equipment on board, such as engines, winches, derricks, fire extinguishers and life preservers
  • May perform other duties, such as checking for oil spills or other pollutants around ports and harbours, patrolling beaches and measuring depth of water.

Also Known As

  • bridgemaster
  • cable ferry operator
  • canal lock operator
  • charter boat operator
  • ferry terminal worker
  • launch master
  • linesman/woman - canal lock system
  • loading bridge operator
  • lockmaster
  • motorboat operator
  • scow captain
  • sightseeing boat operator
  • small craft operator
  • water taxi operator
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Some secondary school education is usually required.
  • On-the-job training is provided.
  • Master of a Small Craft or Master of a Small Passenger Craft certificate, issued by Transport Canada, is required for boat operators.

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.

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0.0%
Female
100.0%
Male
Employment by age

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

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0.0%
15-24
0.0%
25-34
0.0%
35-44
42.9%
45-54
57.1%
55-64
0.0%
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.

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33.3%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
22.2%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
22.2%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
22.2%
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.

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62.5%
Transportation and warehousing
37.5%
Public administration
0.0%
N/A
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.

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0.00%
Northeast
0.00%
Southeast
100.00%
Southwest
0.00%
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.

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N/A
Northeast
N/A
Southeast
$45,982
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

$39,650

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$54,914

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

New Brunswick

$39,650

Newfoundland

$43,371

Prince Edward Island

N/A

Nova Scotia

$55,350

Canada

$39,510
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

6
 

New Jobs: 3-Year

0
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3-Year

6
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10-Year

17
 

New Jobs: 10-Year

1
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10-Year

18