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Summer Student (Growing the Sportfishing Industry Assistant)



Competition # : 35383 

Department: Fisheries and Aquaculture

Location: PICTOU

Type of Employment: Casual

Union Status: Exclusion - Non Union - NSPG 

Closing Date: 5/24/2022 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us


The Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture has a legislated mandate to manage, promote, support and develop the fishing, aquaculture and seafood processing industries that contribute to the economic, environmental and social prosperity of Nova Scotia’s coastal and rural communities. As a department, we work to promote Nova Scotia as Canada’s premier fish and seafood province.

About Our Opportunity


Under the supervision of the Sportfish Development Officer, the student assistant will be based in the Pictou office of the Nova Scotia Department of Fisheries ad Aquaculture.  

Primary Accountabilities


This student assistant with the designing, developing, planning, teaching, training, evaluating and delivering educational programs to grow, promote and market Nova Scotia's sportfishing industry.


The student will also assist in developing strategic partnerships with industry associations, Tourism Nova Scotia, municipal tourism, and other government departments to provide effective, quality sportfishing marketing programs to residents and non-residents.


The student assistant will gain valuable experience working with community groups and communicating with the public and other government departments.

Qualifications and Experience


You must be enrolled as a full-time student and returning to school in the fall 2022 or next applicable semester. Preference will be given to students enrolled in Bachelor of Science or Environmental Science/studies programs.


We will assess the above qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: assessment of a written product, interview(s), and reference

Working Conditions


Normal work week is 35 hours/week, 7 hours/day.

Additional Information


This opportunity is to fill a summer student position with the anticipated start date of May 23, 2022 and end date of August 26, 2022. 


This position is based in Pictou, Nova Scotia. 

What We Offer


  • Career Development where you have access to career guidance, tools, resources, and ongoing training for every stage of your career.
  • Engaging workplace. Our Employees feel valued, respected, connected, and tuned in. We have forward-thinking policies and strategies.
  • Countless Career Paths.
  • Department Specific Flexible working schedules.



Pay Grade:  HOURLY 

Salary Range:  $16.75 - $27.30 Hourly   


Employment Equity Statement:

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve.  The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented.  If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.


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Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer. We thank all applicants for the interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All questions and concerns may be directed to