1. Different backgrounds are required depending on your area of work.
2. To be a fishing vessel deckhand, you must have a commercial fishing licence.
3. You receive on-the-job training.
4. To be a trawlerman or woman, you need a minimum of one year's experience.
5. To be a trapper or hunter, you may need trapping or hunting courses in your province/territory of work and a trapping or hunting licence.
6. Most recent entrants have a community college diploma.