Becoming a deckhand

Deckhands play an essential role on board a ship. Reporting to the Captain or ship manager, as the situation may require, deckhands:

  • Conduct docking and undocking manoeuvres
  • Direct vehicle traffic during loading and unloading
  • Conduct maintenance work on the vessel
  • Ensure passenger safety
  • Carry out cashier duties
  • Conduct various administrative duties
  • Carry out some light cleaning duties
  • Answer passengers’ needs and respond to their requests
  • Carry out any other related duties

To become a Société des traversiers du Québec deckhand, you must have:

  • A high school diploma, or the equivalent
  • A minimum of three to six months of relevant experience

Are you interested in this career opportunity? Submit your application today.

If you are interested in a career in the marine industry, please read more about the marine training available in Quebec.