Aquaculture and Marine Harvest Labourers

National Occupational Classification (NOC) 8613

Fast Facts

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  • Unemployment: N/A
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Sample Job Titles

  • Aquaculture support worker
  • Clam digger
  • Dulse gatherer
  • Fish farm helper
  • Fish tagger
  • Fry marker
  • Marine plant gatherer
  • Oyster picker
  • Sea farm attendant
  • Seaweed gatherer
  • Shellfish harvester

What do they do?

Aquaculture and marine harvest labourers includes aquaculture support workers, marine plant gatherers, shellfish diggers and other labourers in aquaculture and fishing.

Where do they work?

Aquaculture support workers are employed by public or private fish hatcheries and commercial aquatic farms. Marine plant gatherers and shellfish harvesters may be self-employed.

Source: National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2016, Employment and Social Development Canada.

What is the employment outlook for this occupation?

The Aquaculture and marine harvest labourers (NOC 8613) occupation is part of the occupational grouping of NOC 861-Harvesting, landscaping and natural resources labourers. The forecast for the grouping of NOC 861 is expected to be balanced (rating of 2) over the next several years with projected labour supply expected to meet projected job openings. Note that these projections deal with a broader range of associated occupations, and labour supply pressures may vary for individual occupations.

Source: Occupation Projections (Fall 2018), Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

Who works in this occupation in Newfoundland and Labrador?

There were approximately 130 people working in this occupation in Newfoundland and Labrador in 2016.

GenderThis OccupationAll Occupations in Newfoundland and Labrador
Male89%50%
Female8%50%
Age GroupThis OccupationAll Occupations in Newfoundland and Labrador
15 - 2412%11%
25 - 5454%68%
55 - 6431%18%
65+15%4%

Source: 2016 Census, Statistics Canada.
Note: Percentage totals may not always add to 100% due to rounding and data suppression by Statistics Canada.

How much money do they make?

Median Employment Income in 2015

Work ActivityThis OccupationAll Occupations in Newfoundland and Labrador
Median IncomeN/A$56,158

Source: 2016 Census, Statistics Canada.

Hourly Wages in 2016-17

RegionLowMedianHigh
Newfoundland and Labrador$14.44$14.53$17.00
Avalon Peninsula RegionN/AN/AN/A
Notre Dame-Central-Bonavista Bay RegionN/AN/AN/A
South Coast--Burin Peninsula Region$13.00$14.94$16.76
West Coast--Northern Peninsula--Labrador RegionN/AN/AN/A

Source: Job Bank, Government of Canada.

What training is required?

  • Some secondary school education is usually required.
  • Shellfish harvesters require commercial fishing licenses.

Source: National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2016, Employment and Social Development Canada.

The following schools offer programs or courses that are related to this occupation (but may not be required):

InstitutionWebsiteProgram*
Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundlandwww.mi.mun.caAquaculture (technical certificate), Aquaculture (sustainable)

*Check with institution for details.
Source: Provincial Post-Secondary Offerings List, Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour.