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We’re Hiring Mariners

Time to join BC’s new fast-ferry company!

Crew Culture: Working at Hullo

We’re all about taking things to the next level. Our obsession with safety and delivering an unforgettable guest experience is only matched by our passion for constant improvement. We don’t settle for the ordinary – we encourage our Crew to think outside the box, innovate and make waves.

But don’t worry, it’s not all work and no play. We believe that having fun and being engaged are key ingredients for success. That’s why we strive to create a dynamic and enjoyable work environment where every team member has a say in shaping the future of the organization.

Get to know our marine leadership

Sean Poole, Chief Operations Officer

At the helm of our operations is Master Mariner Sean Poole. With 18 years of experience working on cruise ships, drill ships and in shipyards, Sean brings an incredible amount of knowledge and skills to the Hullo crew.  

He’s successfully led a fleet of 130 marine assets and spearheaded the design and construction of a state-of-the-art simulation centre – just to name a few of the amazing projects he’s worked on! 

Sean’s committed to helping mariners advance their careers and currently sits on the Board of Directors at BCIT’s Alumni Association.  

Working in the marine industry almost seems like fate for Sean, with four generations of mariners in his family starting with his great-grandfather. 

With his outstanding contributions to the maritime industry, we’re proud to have Sean lead the crew in delivering a safe, reliable, and friendly ferry service to all guests.

Benefits of Working At Hullo

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Earn your sea time

We know that acquiring official sea time endorsements matter to a seafarer looking to progress in their role. Hullo is happy to offer certificates to reflect time aboard and at sea to help you qualify for applicable exams needed to make moves in your career.

No matter where you are in your career, we’re committed to helping our crew reach their full potential.

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Enjoy premium benefits

We go beyond the standard benefit package by offering our employees a robust, flexible health and lifesty’e spending account that can be used to support your personal wellness needs.

That’s in addition to  24/7 virtual access to doctors or nurse practitioners, annual employer RRSP contributions, 100% VIFC-paid premiums, and free standby travel for you and your family.

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Advance in your career

We’ve got ambitious growth plans for our company, which means we want you to hrow with us.

As we expand our fleet and add new routes beyond Nanaimo and Vancouver, you’ll have an exciting opportunity to develop your skills, advance your career and have a say in shaping the future of our organization.

Ready to jump onboard?

We get it, we’re new here and there’s an element of risk when jumping ship to a company that hasn’t necessarily been around all that long. But haven’t you heard of the saying “out with the old, and in with the new”? We’re here for the long haul, and we’re just getting started. We’re looking for crew who are:
  • Want a compressed work schedule with Nanaimo as your home-base
  • Are you naturally curious, a team player, and focused?
  • Want to help shape the future of travel across the Salish Sea
If this sounds like you, we encourage you to apply!

About our Vessels

As part of our Marine Operations, you’ll be working on our two high-speed passenger ferries. 

Snuneymuxw First Nation provides insight into these esteemed members – spuhéls and sthuqi’ – of the natural world.

spuhéls

(spah-els)

“spuhéls keeps the air cool and clean. They bring the clouds who offer the rain to cleanse and nourish the earth. spuhéls moves the water and keeps it fresh and sweet.

spuhéls has powered our travel since the beginning of time, connecting us with the communities and places we love.”

sthuqi'

(sta-key)

“The sacred salmon taught us how to live, to endure and undoubtedly to keep moving forward. The Ancestors knew the sthuqi’ community as fierce warriors that must be treated with utmost respect. From the beginning of time, our way of life has been built on our relationship with sthuqi’, which in addition to being a food”

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