Career Profile:

Hatchery Technician


Median Yearly





Work type:

full-time, self-employed

Most likely to work in:

Across the province, South Shore, Halifax

Most employees have:

Non-university certificate or diploma


Hatchery Technician Certification

What you do

Do you like wildlife? Do you care about the environment? As a hatchery Technician, one of your main jobs would be the care and well-being of the fish. This includes feeding, harvesting and ensuring proper health of the fish and ensuring management of equipment. Hatchery Technicians can play a large role in the supply chain, including prep for transportation to customers and introducing new species into different areas.

A Hatchery Technician performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Daily maintenance of the hatchery including feeding, water quality and equipment
  • Provide tours to public and school groups
  • Fulfill orders and deliveries

What you need

  • Enjoy working outdoors
  • Problem-solving
  • Good technical skills
  • Communication & inter-personal skills
  • Work well in teams
  • Public speaking (for tours)

Who might be hiring?

Your Career Pathway

Post-Secondary Educational Programs

Certificates, Diplomas, Community College
University Bachelor's Degree