Training and Job Postings


Fisheries Biologist
Nootka Sound and Kyuquot Sound

Uu-a-thluk is seeking an experienced Fisheries Biologist to work with Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations in an exciting and challenging environment. The permanent, full-time position based in Gold River, B.C. supports the fisheries programs of the four Nuu-chah-nulth Nations in the NTC’s Northern Region and works with management and technical staff of federal and provincial governments and organizations. The successful applicant will assist Nuu-chah-nulth Nations to achieve objectives for increased participation in fisheries harvest and management, and improved management of fisheries resources and habitat. The position supports the development and implementation of Aboriginal rights-based fisheries flowing from the Ahousaht et al decision to increase Nuu-chah-nulth economic fisheries access as well as the Nations’ Food and Ceremonial fisheries. The assessment of salmon, shellfish and other marine resources provide opportunities for biological field work.

Preferred Qualifications:

Minimum requirements are a B.Sc. in Biology or Resource Management and two years’ fisheries-related experience.

  • Experience in fisheries stock assessment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Sound knowledge of Nuu-chah-nulth fisheries and culture.
  • Ability to act with tact, meet deadlines and maintain productive working relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task, plan activities and handle a heavy workload.
  • Boat operator experience/certifications.
  • A valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle for travel.
  • Acceptable criminal record check.

Competitive salary based on qualifications and experience: Salary range $63,000 – $74,000 annually.

Apply by 12 noon on September 23, 2021 by sending your cover letter, resume, and three references (available to contact) to:

Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council
P.O. Box 1383
Port Alberni, B.C.  V9Y 7M2
Attn.: Human Resource Manager
Fax: (250) 723-0463

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.



Uu-a-thluk is looking for members to sign up for course waiting lists for the following:

  • Marine Basic First Aid
  • Marine Emergency Duties A3
  • Small Marine Vessel Operator Certificate
  • Restricted Radio Operator Licence 

These courses are critical for those who are or will be working on the water. Uu-a-thluk is also looking for those interested in the following courses:

  • At-Sea Monitoring and Observation
  • Sports Fishing Guiding and Chartering
  • Guiding for Species Other Than Salmon

If sufficient interest is demonstrated, Uu-a-thluk will fundraise to organize these courses. Uu-a-thluk staff welcome any suggestions that you might have for training that you require, or suggestions for training courses that would best serve your needs and the needs of your community.

Please contact Alison Wale at 250-724-5757 or with any comments or suggestions.