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Aquaculture Development Officer Filled

Ontario, Saskatchewan, Manitoba or Alberta

Waubetek Business Development Corporation is an Indigenous-owned organization that delivers business financing and regional economic development services to Indigenous communities and businesses throughout North-Eastern Ontario.

Waubetek is part of the network of Community Futures Development Corporations in Ontario and Aboriginal Financial Institutions in Canada. The organization is also a co-delivery partner of the Northern Integrated Commercial Fisheries Initiative (NICFI), focused on building Indigenous aquaculture capacity across central Canada (Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta).

Reporting to the Senior Aquaculture Development Officer, you will provide aquaculture advisory services to Indigenous communities regarding the development and management of aquaculture opportunities, businesses, and projects. You will also provide advisory support to privately-held Indigenous aquaculture businesses that may not be eligible within the NICFI program.

What qualities are needed in this role?

Ideally, you have post-secondary education in aquaculture, fisheries, science, business, or equivalent education and related work experience.

You have an extensive background and experience in the technical and business aspects of aquaculture and bring an in-depth understanding of the issues and challenges facing the sector.

You have experience working with Indigenous communities, individuals, small businesses, and organizations and you are knowledgeable of Indigenous governance approaches, and government policy processes.

You are self-motivated and possess a high level of integrity, confidentiality, and accountability. Experience working in a professional position, such as a consultant, governmental advisor, or not-for-profit leadership role would be an asset for this role.

This job can possibly be structured as a home-based role but will require inter-provincial travel. A valid driver’s licence is required. Waubetek requires that all new employees be fully vaccinated for Covid.

If you want to pursue this opportunity, please forward your resume and a letter explaining how your background and experience meet Waubetek’s needs. Applications can be emailed to Gerald Walsh Associates Inc. at, quoting project number 1904 in the subject line. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates.