Careers

Canada Steamship Lines offers a wide range of on shore opportunities and a stimulating and challenging working environment.
For more information on shore-based opportunities available at Canada Steamship Lines and throughout CSL's worldwide offices, visit the online job board.



Ship-Based Employment


More than 500 permanent crew work in the Canada Steamship Lines fleet, with another 200 working in relief (part-time) positions.


Canada Steamship Lines offer mariners a safe working environment, flexible vacation schedules and career advancement opportunities. For current openings on one of our ships, visit the online job board.


For unlicensed positions on board, please contact the Seafarer’s International Union.


Descriptions of the various crew positions available on CSL vessels can be found in our Ship-Based Careers section.



Scholarship / Cadet Programs


Canada Steamship Lines provides scholarships and cadetships to students studying at the following recognized maritime institutions.


Every year, Canada Steamship Lines offers 16 bursaries – four per institution. Two are given to engineering students and two to navigation students. These scholarships are a one-time $2,500 bursary awarded to students during their first year of study. The recipients of the bursaries are guaranteed to do their first work term on a Canada Steamship Lines vessel.


In addition to bursaries, we offer four cadetships per school at any one time. Students are sponsored by Canada Steamship Lines from the start of their second year of study until their graduation. Our cadetships are accompanied by an employment contract. The contract ensures students will receive financial aid during their studies and will complete their work terms on a Canada Steamship Lines vessel. He/she must then work for two calendar years on a Canada Steamship Lines vessel after passing the Officer of the Watch certificate.


For more information on our scholarships and cadetships, contact the financial aid or scholarship department at any of the four partnered institutions listed above.