(Photo by Friends of Trial Island Lighthouse vis Facebook)

Looking for a unique job with a stunning view?

If you consider yourself the swiss army knife of all trades, the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) might have the perfect job for you.

The CCG is currently hiring assistant lightkeepers to “ensure the safe passage of mariners in the most beautiful, remote, and rugged locations on British Columbia’s breathtaking coastline,” the listing reads

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With a variety of locations spread across Vancouver Island, applicants need to be able to travel to several different departure stations located in either Victoria, Port Hardy, Tofino, Bella Bella, or Prince Rupert.

Some lighthouse locations include Cape Scott and Trial Island, and the current application is looking to hire someone that can maintain ground repairs, dipping diesel fuel tanks from atop a ladder, relay radio messages, scrape and paint buildings, and a variety of other handy tasks. 

Beyond handiwork, the Coast Guard says the role “seeks effective communicators, with confidence and problem solving abilities to keep watch and maintain the light stations.” 

Often involving isolated work environments and travel by helicopter and boat, this job isn’t for everyone, but rather someone that’s comfortable in challenging environments both physically and emotionally.

The rate of pay starts at $45,000 and goes as high as $61,000.

Veterans will receive first dibs on the position before Canadian citizens and permanent residents are considered for the role.

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