Jobs & Opportunities
ONC is a dynamic workplace dedicated to science and furthering our knowledge of the ocean for future generations.

Explore opportunities to join our dynamic science-driven workplace and programs, dedicated to advancing ocean knowledge for future generations.




The ONC Youth Science Ambassador Program engages and inspires the next generation of ocean scientists, marine resource managers, and environmental stewards by exploring connections between their local marine environment, the global ocean and world-leading ocean science.

The program is facilitated by local Indigenous youth from communities along coastal British Columbia and in the Canadian Arctic. Hands-on learning activities and research projects are co-developed with local community educators and knowledge holders, with a focus on place-based Indigenous Knowledge held within local territories.

Learn more.

Stay tuned for upcoming YSA openings.


ONC and the University of Victoria Faculty of Fine Arts co-sponsor an artist-in-residence program that aims to strengthen and explore connections between art and ocean science. The program broadens and cross-fertilizes perspectives and critical discourse on major issues including the environment, technology, oceans, culture, climate, biodiversity, and healthy communities.

This program is open to all current graduate students who have completed most of their Faculty of Fine Arts course requirements, with practice in any visual, written, musical or performance media. Find out more about our previous artists-in-residence here and here.

Stay tuned for our next artist-in-residence call for applicants.


ONC invites short proposals from the marine research community for in-kind support towards research projects that make use of our observatory facilities and observatory data. Preferred projects are those that will result in tangible, high-impact outcomes such as publications or graduate student theses.

Learn more and apply for funding to support your project.

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