Position Description

Chief Mate positions - Great Lake and St-Lawrence region
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The Company

The CSL Group Inc. (“CSL”) of Montreal, Canada is a world-leading provider of marine dry bulk cargo handling and delivery services. Through its major operating divisions, Canada Steamship Lines, CSL Americas, CSL Australia, CSL Asia and CSL Europe, CSL owns and operates a highly diversified fleet of specialized self-unloading vessels, off-shore transshippers and Handysize bulk carriers, and delivers more than 78 million tonnes of cargo to industrial customers annually. CSL's history can be traced back to 1845.

At CSL, we are committed to the wellbeing of our crews and employees, and to promoting a corporate culture that values high ethical standards, a safe and healthy workplace and respect for the environment. A career with CSL is both stimulating and challenging, and we are continually seeking skilled and passionate individuals to occupy key roles throughout our company.

For more information on CSL Group, please visit our website: https://www.cslships.com/en.

CSL is hiring experienced Chief Mates for immediate positions.

Canada Steamship Lines (CSL) is currently hiring motivated Chief Mates for our domestic fleet of bulkers and self-unloaders, which includes seven state-of-the-art Trillium Class ships. We offer industry-leading compensation and benefits, an outstanding work schedule, coverage of transportation expenses, and onboard Wi-Fi so you’re always in touch with your family and friends. If you’re looking to work with a company that has a long established history, then you must be considering a career with CSL.

Duties and Responsibilities

To ensure all activities of the CSL vessels for which the First Officer (also, Chief Officer/First Mate) serves are carried out under effective Safety Management System policies and procedures.

To ensure that their areas of responsibility on the ship, including; navigation, cargo, hull and equipment are in accordance with the Transport Canada Regulations, codes of practice or standards that may be applicable to the operation of the vessel; this duties and responsibilities description defines the expectations of CSL with respect to the Chief Officer.

Qualification and skills

  • Chief Officer Near Coastal competency issued by Transport Canada

  • GLPA Pilotage Certificate 

  • Experience in the position of Chief Mate 


$645.82-661.06 per day

Medical Benefits

Pension Plan

Rotation Preference


Great Lakes, St. Lawrence Seaway and East Coast Trade Routes

Terms of Employment:

Full-time position with atypical schedules.

Language of Work:



The CSL Group Inc. - Head Office

759 Square Victoria, 6th Floor

Montreal, Quebec

Canada H2Y 2K3

Contact Information:

Jessica Cooke

Junior Talent Acquisition Specialist

759 Square Victoria, 6th Floor

Montreal, Quebec

Canada H2Y 2K3

Email: talent@cslships.com 

Phone: 514-908-6072

Fax: 514-982-3801

We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

All submissions will be treated with utmost confidentiality.

Information about the position

Main location:
Great Lakes
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Added to system:
01/08/22 10:54 AM
Last updated:
11/01/24 9:10 PM
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