Clearwater recognizes the importance of having a talented and engaged global workforce both at sea and on land. Our people are truly our greatest asset! With bold thinking and extraordinary results, Clearwater is working hard to transform the seafood industry. That’s why we’re looking for individuals who enjoy working in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment, who appreciate being challenged, and who value the opportunity to make a difference.

At Clearwater, it’s all about our people. Since our founding in 1976, we’ve been proud to employ a high-caliber team, working to produce some of the world’s finest seafood from ocean to plate. Clearwater continues to be recognized in the marketplace and community as a result of the dedication and hard work of our employees around the world. Just take a look at our Awards & Recognition tab below to see what we’ve been up to!

The secret is in our values: Character, Competence and Teamwork. Each and every Clearwater team member embodies these values, along with a passion for and knowing that we can be the best in the world at wild, sustainable seafood excellence.

Check out our 40th anniversary historical video to get to know the Clearwater team and learn about our major milestones and accomplishments.

From small, coastal fishing communities across Atlantic Canada, to the Scottish Highlands, and the bustling metropolis of Shanghai – Clearwater Seafoods has grown to be a big part of many communities all over the world. At the heart of our organization, are our people.

Today, Clearwater employs over 1,900 team members around the world, all committed to ensuring the delivery of premium seafood to our customers. Whether actually harvesting shellfish, or ensuring our products are processed and shipped, our entire team is committed to delivering on our customer promises, while respecting the natural resources we rely on. Together, we are Clearwater.


Clearwater is committed to promoting a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative at all job levels of designated groups. We have an employment equity and diversity policy, which promotes an inclusive, culturally competent workforce that values diversity, assists with the removal of systematic barriers to employment and advancement of those designated groups. We are proud to recognize and celebrate the diversity of our employees and that of our guests, customers and clients.

Landmark Reconciliation Agreement Reached in the Arctic Surf Clam Fishery
In 2019, Clearwater and 14 First Nations communities in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador reached a reconciliation agreement in the Arctic surf clam fishery. As part of this Offshore Clam Partnership Landmark Agreement, Clearwater and the 14 Mi’kmaq communities have the opportunity to lead in the development of a new model of fishing and First Nations collaboration, creating valuable full-time employment opportunities for members of participating Mi’kmaq communities.

Clearwater is proud to have a strong female presence and representation on both our Executive Team and Board of Directors. Clearwater is also a member of the International Association for Women in Seafood (WIS) and recognizes the important role women play in today’s global seafood industry. As a member of this non-profit organization, Clearwater also understands the need to increase awareness of women’s roles within the industry and to recognize the value they bring. Today, Clearwater continues to make strides to increase the number of women working in the seafood industry.

Clearwater Earns Spot on Women Lead Here List
In March 2020, Clearwater proudly earned a spot on the inaugural Women Lead Here list, coordinated through the Globe and Mail’s Report on Business magazine. More than 500 of the largest public companies in Canada were screened for this prestigious accolade, with 75 companies selected. Researchers evaluated each company’s top three tiers of executive leadership, measuring the ratio of female-identifying to male-identifying individuals at each tier. Each company’s profitability, revenue growth and three-year return based on 2019 financial data was also taken into account. Click here to read the article.

We have grown from a small, local lobster distributor into one of the world’s leading seafood companies. Even though methods change, the entrepreneurial spirit resonates in our organizational culture. Clearwater serves the global seafood market via employee representation around the globe.

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If you’re interested in joining the Clearwater team, please send your resume and cover letter, including salary expectations to If you are interested in a career with Clearwater Fleet, please email or fax it to 902-643-8463.

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