About Us

Uniting Canada’s Seafood Farmers

Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance (CAIA) is the national association that speaks for Canada’s seafood farmers, representing their interests in Ottawa to regulators, policy makers and political leaders.

With a membership that reaches coast to coast to coast, comprised of finfish, shellfish and aquatic plant farmers, feed companies and suppliers, as well as regional aquaculture associations, CAIA is a passionate advocate for the quality and sustainability of farmed seafood.


 

Vision

A competitive, sustainable, diverse and growing farmed-raised seafood sector that contributes economic, environmental and public health benefits to Canada.


Mission

The Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance is a national forum that is dedicated to advocating and advancing the farm-raised seafood sector in Canada.


Values

Environmental Stewardship
Healthy Food
Healthy Work Places
Healthy Communities
Innovation


Objectives

The principal objectives of CAIA are:

  • To provide a strong, independent and united voice for Canada’s aquaculture industry on the national and international scenes;
  • To be an effective and proactive advocate for Canadian aquaculture interests in relation to national public policy;
  • To lead the development of a national aquaculture strategy, and to foster cooperation among aquaculture interests;
  • To facilitate a public environment in which the Canadian aquaculture industry can achieve its full potential;
  • To provide real and measurable benefits to members.
 

Employment Opportunity

Project Coordinator (Part-time)

This is a part time position, consisting of 24 hours per week spread over three days per week.  In this position, you will support the Communications & Marketing Manager with administration and delivery of the export marketing project.  The Project Coordinator is the primary point-person responsible for assisting with the planning, executing, and delivery of the marketing project on time, within budget, and in accordance to specifications. This role requires attention to detail and accurate fiscal responsibility as you work with key stakeholders and government officials within a well established project.

Qualifications:  (Required)

  • Post-Secondary Education in Business Administration, Marketing or equivalent experience

  • 3-5 years of direct work experience in project coordination

  • Demonstrated success in project delivery and execution of project   

  • Highly effective diplomatic skills

  • Able to effectively communicate with all types of staff, including professional, and upper management

  • Strong knowledge of budgeting, resource management and internal controls

  • Ability to create and edit project spreadsheets and documents

  • Able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing in English

  • Able to build and maintain lasting relationships with stakeholders

  • Flexibility to adjust to shifting priorities and deadlines

  • Use of MS Office

Job Description & Key Accountabilities:

Our members will rely on you to administer their export marketing program according to relevant funding agreements. You will be accountable for the following:

  •  Overall delivery of the export marketing program

  • Liaising with members to understand their needs

  • Collection, review and aggregation of member financial and performance data  

  • Developing and reporting to relevant funding agencies

  • Funding proposal development

  • Circulating project updates to members and management

Hours and Remuneration:

  • Contract position at $25.00 per hour for 24 hours per week.

Please reply with covering letter to:  careers@aquaculture.ca