Grieg Seafood employs more than 150 dedicated professionals among various locations including our Campbell River office, Gold River hatchery and farm sites on the east and west coasts of Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast area.
Aquaculture is an increasingly technical and scientific sector. Grieg regularly provides training courses to maintain its highly qualified workforce. A strong commitment to workplace safety includes annual first aid, marine vessel safety, confined space awareness and other certificate courses, for Grieg’s farmers, administrative staff and hatchery workers.
Grieg’s Managing Director Rocky Boschman has been working in BC’s salmon farming industry since 1986 and understands the economic opportunity that the industry presents to British Columbia. In 2017, salmon farming was valued at $534 million and was British Columbia’s largest agrifood export. More importantly, the salmon farming industry directly employs nearly 7,000 people and provides much needed year-round employment for rural coastal communities.
Grieg’s employees are committed members of their communities. They coach sports teams, bring their talents to local arts groups, and volunteer at community events involving their children and families. Grieg’s values state:
- We are open and honest.
- Today we shall do better than yesterday.
- We do what we say.
- We are positive and enthusiastic.
- We care.
Grieg is always looking for hard-working, dedicated individuals who are committed to raising healthy salmon in an environmentally and economically sustainable manner.
Many of Grieg’s employees have transitioned from other careers including commercial fishing, self-employment, restaurateurs or forestry, to join aquaculture. Their career knowledge ranges from working outdoors on fishing boats and tugs, to obtaining university degrees in aquaculture, biological sciences, marine resource management, business, accounting, veterinary and environmental sciences.
If you are interested in pursuing an exciting, fulfilling opportunity in aquaculture, please visit our Careers page.