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REF NO.: 135

SUBJECT: Mainstream Canada visiting Marine Institute to recruit students, graduates

DATE: March 20

International fishing farming company, Mainstream Canada Limited, will be visiting the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland next week to interview students and graduates for their company’s operations on Vancouver Island in British Columbia.
Students, alumni and the general public are invited to attend a presentation on Tuesday, March. 25, at 2 p.m. in the Marine Institute’s Aquaculture Seminar Room (W1003) where they can meet representatives from Mainstream Canada to discuss summer and permanent employment opportunities. Interviews will be held in Wednesday, March 26 by appointment.
Jennifer Wiper, ISO implementation and compliance officer, with Mainstream Canada is looking forward to meeting the highly skilled students and graduates of the Marine Institute’s Sustainable Aquaculture program. “We are going to be interviewing for a variety of positions including fish health technicians, hatchery technicians, and sea-site technicians.” She said.  

“We encourage anyone who is in a fisheries related program, recent graduates or those with experience who are looking for summer or permanent work in British Columbia to attend the presentation and sign up for an interview timeslot,” said Ms. Wiper. 

Since 1989, Mainstream Canada ( has been a leading company in the Canadian salmon industry producing top quality products for an increasingly demanding market. Based in Campbell River, BC, Mainstream Canada currently operates 30 sea sites and four hatcheries on the east and west coasts of Vancouver Island.
Mainstream Canada is part of the Norwegian CERMAQ Group, a fully integrated group and world leader in salmon production. The group owns companies in Canada, Scotland, Chile and Norway, and its production reaches more than 120,000 tons per year. CERMAQ is also a leader in the production of feed for salmon and other marine species.

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