Regional Production Manager

Based in Tofino, BC, reporting to the General Manager, Operations for Canada you will provide leadership, management and direction for six supervisors and a team of approximately 125, to all aspects of salt water salmon production through to processing in the Tofino area, to meet the budget and strategic objectives of the department. This is a Permanent – Full Time Position.

Responsibilities/Job Duties
Provides leadership and direction of the short and long-term goals of the salt water production from smolt entry through to processing to ensure that production remains within targets

Reviews and adjusts production schedules as needed due to changing market or performance issues in order to maximize profits

Liaises with the General Manager Operations to develop biological, financial and capital budgetary plans

Implements actions and programs that improve the health of the salmon through its sea water cycle

Works under the direction of the General Manager Operations and in collaboration with the Fish Health Manager to implement preventative approaches to fish health that meets or exceeds regulatory compliance

Advises the General Manager Operations on sea water production progress and issues formally and informally on a regular basis that reflects accurate and current information including risk assessments

Contributes to the overall success of Cermaq Canada by active participation and input in the Management Team


  • University Degree in biological science or related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 6 years of experience in a leadership role in the aquaculture industry
  • Experience with harvest through processing considered an asset
  • Prior experience working with strategic budget & production goals
  • Proven interpersonal and communications skills
  • Ability to relocate to Tofino, BC
  • Must be proficient in English (spoken and written)


Salary is $110,000.00-$115,000.00 CDN, plus a benefits package (salary may be subject to discretionary merit increases)

Interested candidates are invited to submit their cover letter and resume on or before May 21st, 2017 to:

Allan Welyk, Managing Partner
Elevate Search Group
Job Reference: NOC Code - 0016

Location Address:
Cermaq Canada
61 – 4th Street 
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 


We thank all applicants who are interested in our current posting for a Regional Production Manager, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Cermaq Canada is an equal opportunity employer who provides a workplace that is free of discrimination.

Cermaq Canada

Tofino, BC



Allan Welyk