Fishermen / women

Fishermen / women

NOC
8262

- Fishermen/women

Operate fishing vessels less than 100 gross tonnes to harvest fish and other marine life. They are usually self-employed owner-operators of fishing vessels.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Limited
Limited

3 Year Job Openings

73
 

Median Hourly Wage

$20.00
$14.10
Low
$80.00
High

Median Salary

$27,438
 

Typically Required

College or apprenticeship

Employed

1,054
 

% Working Full Time

89%
 

% Working Full Year

12%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Fishermen/women operate fishing vessels less than 100 gross tonnes to pursue and land fish and other marine life. They are usually self-employed owner-operators of fishing vessels.

Main Duties

Fishermen/women perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Operate fishing vessel to pursue and catch fish and other marine life
  • Select area for fishing, plot courses and compute navigational positions using compasses and charts or electronic fishing aids
  • Steer vessel and operate navigational instruments
  • Operate fishing gear, direct fishing operation and supervise fishing crew members
  • Maintain engine, fishing gear and other on-board equipment
  • Record fishing activities, weather and sea conditions
  • Estimate costs of operations and plan budget for each fishing season
  • Establish fish marketing plan and keep records of all financial transactions
  • May transport fish to processing plants or fish buyers.

Also Known As

  • fisherman/woman
  • fishing vessel skipper
  • inshore fisherman/woman
  • lobster fisherman/woman
  • longliner fisherman/woman
  • seiner fisherman/woman
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Several years of experience as fishing vessel crew member or helper are usually required.
  • Marine Emergency Duties Certificate is required by Transport Canada.
  • A valid Fishing Vessel Operator Certificate is required.
  • A commercial fishing licence is required.
  • Licences are required for each species of fish pursued.
  • Trade certification for fish harvesters is available, but voluntary, in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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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7.9%
Female
92.1%
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

8.7%
15-24
17.2%
25-34
21.0%
35-44
26.6%
45-54
20.0%
55-64
6.4%
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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38.5%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
35.0%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
13.2%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
11.1%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
2.1%
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

93.3%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting
6.7%
Manufacturing
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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58.60%
Northeast
15.80%
Southeast
22.50%
Southwest
2.60%
Central
0.50%
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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$30,230
Northeast
$26,744
Southeast
$60,293
Southwest
$19,554
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

$27,438

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$44,882

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

New Brunswick

$27,438

Newfoundland

$20,880

Prince Edward Island

$23,766

Nova Scotia

$40,610

Canada

$25,093
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

73
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

-33
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

107
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

207
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

-144
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

352